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Chris Packham opening the Dinosaurs of China exhibition

Stories & Features

From the latest news to blogs straight from the rehearsal – check back here to see what's happening and keep up to date.

In the News:

Lakeside S ripple with a purple background. April is at one end and August on the other

NEW SEASON LAUNCH

In case you missed it, our new April – August season launched earlier this week. Bursting with a range of diverse, innovative and exciting events, covering genres including comedy, theatre, music and exhibitions, there really is something for everyone.  

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Piano icons of different images placed behind a statue of Beethoven's head

CELEBRATING BEETHOVEN'S 250TH ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate the 250th anniversay of Beethoven's birth, we are teaming up with the Royal Concert Hall to put on a celebration like no other. Having rewrote the rule book for successive generations of musicians, find out what we're doing to mark this momentous occasion.

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Two students talking and laughing whilst networking

THE NEXT CREATIVE ACADEMY EVENT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

Are you a University of Nottingham student interested in kick-starting your career in the creative industries? Come to the Creative Academy on Monday 16 March at Lakeside Arts and hear from, and speak to, professionals working from across the sector.

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Image of a child smiling, showing the camera their paint covered hands

Join us and be curious this February Half Term

Lakeside Arts has you covered for February half-term with a jam-packed week full of children’s shows, workshops and activities – many connected to the Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity.

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People on a plane in darkness wearing headphones

FLIGHT: WHAT TO EXPECT

Innovative theatre company DARKFIELD have an international reputation for creating work at the forefront of technology and theatre. Their immersive shows in shipping containers use 360-degree sound through headphones, complete darkness and a variety of sensory effects to situate each audience member at the centre of intense narratives. So, what should you expect?

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'Off the Wall' written in pink putty

INTERVIEW WITH CROP UP GALLERY

Crop Up are a student-led curatorial collective based at the University of Nottingham, however they aren't affiliated with the Student's Union, so they are completely self-funded. Crop Up began in 2012 by a group of art history undergraduate students and since then has grown to a group, changing every year, of all kinds of degrees. 

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Ralph Shuttleworth contemporary sculpture

Lustre 2020 Applications now Open

Lustre is the premier annual selling opportunity for contemporary, innovative craft in the midlands. Exhibiting here is your chance to reach the discerning crafts consumer and to tap into the lucrative pre-Christmas gift market.

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Image of Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour exhibition in the Djanogly Gallery

IVON HITCHENS: SPACE THROUGH COLOUR INSTALL

In an exclusive interview with Lakeside Arts, curator Anne Goodchild reflects on the scope of Ivon Hitchens’ work and why her newest project will be a shock to even those familiar with his work.

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Creative Pathways 2019 interns in stairwell

CREATIVE PATHWAYS LAUNCH

In May 2019 a new chapter began as Lakeside Arts and the University of Nottingham secured £293,315 of funding from the Office for Students Challenge Competition fund to expand on previous successes, to deliver a three-year long initiative called Creative Pathways.  

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The Centrifugal Soul (detail) by artist Mat Collishaw

MAT COLLISHAW

Saturday 14 March – Sunday 7 June
Djanogly Gallery


Collishaw rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of the defining generation of Young British Artists. Featuring his 2016 installation Albion, a ghostly apparition of the Major Oak, this is the first major exhibition of Collishaw’s work to be mounted in the city of his birth.