Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Makers of Imaginary Worlds


Thursday 26 May - Monday 30 May, from 10am each day
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Children & Families
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Created By Makers Of Imaginary Worlds
Commissioned by Nesta and National Gallery X (The National Gallery and King’s College London)

Admission free, advance booking required
25 minute timeslots from 10am each day
Suitable for ages 6-10 and their families

An interactive, immersive experience for children and families

Creative Director Roma Patel
Writer Sam Redway
Creative technologies Mixed Reality Lab
Sound Artist Wayne Walker-Allen

Enter a fantastical world where time is limited but you really can make extraordinary things happen. Imagine a more sustainable future in this playful interactive installation where National Gallery paintings provide a magical starting point to think creatively about our own homes. This unique project has been co-designed with
Nottingham families to encourage us all to reimagine how we can make a sustainable difference starting at home.

Image Credit: Ruth Disney



Safety Information

The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help.



Although it is no longer mandatory, we continue to ask staff and visitors to wear a face-covering if they can when inside our buildings. 


Although it is no longer mandatory, we ask that visitors give people space where it is sensible or requested.


We will refund tickets to anyone that tests positive or is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 as long as we’re notified at least two hours prior to an event start time.


Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We recommend you make use of these upon arriving and leaving our venue.


The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.


We are able to accept both contactless and cash payments in our venues, though contactless payments are preferred.