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Lustre 2019

An eagerly anticipated landmark in Nottingham’s arts calendar, Lustre is a friendly, relaxed, contemporary craft and design market, where you can buy everything from artisan jewellery and bags to ceramics, glass and tableware.

If you love crafts that are handmade, individual and beautiful, then Lustre is a must for you and we have even more to offer you this year. Buy or commission work direct from over 60 of the UK’s finest established and emerging designer/makers, selected for the quality and uniqueness of their craft.

Returning to Lustre this year is the YOUNG METEORS gallery presenting cutting-edge work from a selection of 2019 graduates from universities around the UK.

With Christmas just around the corner, get a head start and buy unique gifts unavailable anywhere on the high street.

See which makers have been announced so far on our dedicated webpage

Lustre 2019 will take place across The DH Lawrence Pavilion and Music Rehearsal Hall

Please note: The strip car park in front of the DH Lawrence Pavilion will be closed on Friday 8 November.

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Do I need to buy tickets to attend?

Lustre is ticketed and we strongly advise that you book your tickets in advance in order to guarantee your entry.


How do I get to Lustre 2019?

Lakeside Arts is positioned near the South Entrance of The University of Nottingham’s University Park Campus. It has excellent connections to the M1 and is accessible via various public transport links. For more information on how to get here read more here.

Where can I park?

There are two free car parks next to the DH Lawrence Pavilion. The Pay and Display car parks located on University Park Campus are also free to use on weekends.

There are a number of Blue Badge Parking spaces in the oval car park next to the DH Lawrence Pavilion. More information about accessible parking can be found via The University of Nottingham.

Where at Lakeside Arts is Lustre 2019 taking place?

Lustre 2019 is being held in The DH Lawrence Pavilion and Music Rehearsal Hall. White numbered monoliths are located around Lakeside Arts to guide you between the buildings.


How can I make payments at the event?

If you see something that you like, you can purchase it directly from the maker. Both cash and card payments will be accepted on the day. Please check out the Own Art scheme, that provides interest free lones to help you own your own art.

Can I purchase food there?

There are two cafés at Lakeside Arts: The Pavilion Café and The Gallery Café.

The Pavilion Café is located inside of the DH Lawrence Pavilion and is open from 9am-5pm on Saturdays and 10am-4pm on Sundays. The Gallery Café can be found in the Djanogly Art Gallery and is open from 10am-5pm on Saturdays and 10am-4pm on Sundays.

Both cafés offer a selection of freshly made sandwiches, barista-style drinks and homemade cakes for you to enjoy. Please ask at the café for guidance surrounding specific dietary needs.


Whilst here you can discover our Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour exhibition in the Djanogly Gallery, free of charge. You can also visit the University of Nottingham Museum and the Weston Gallery which feature a selected number of items from the University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections archive.

Being set in the tranquil grounds of University Park and Highfields Park, visitors are welcome to take a walk around the lake, visit the play area outside of the DH Lawrence Pavilion or grab something to eat at one of our cafés.