What’s on

Find theatre, classical & chamber music, world, folk & jazz gigs, live comedy, dance performances, children's shows, free talks and workshops, as well as our visual art exhibitions and museum programme below.

82 events
  • Georgian Delights: Talk - Making Music in Georgian Britain Loading...
    Special Collections

    Georgian Delights: Talk - Making Music in Georgian Britain

    Wednesday 18 December

    Making music was a central activity in Georgian homes, contributing to an expansion of the music printing and instrument building trades in the period.

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    Music

    A Georgian Christmas

    Wednesday 18 December

    Christmas in late-18th century England was a time for the upper classes to give lavish balls and parties at their country estates. Period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass presents a taste of the elegant and diverting music that accompanied the festivities.

  • Peaks and Pots: The Life and Work of Felix Oswald Loading...
    Museum

    Peaks and Pots: The Life and Work of Felix Oswald

    Tuesday 07 January - Sunday 29 March

    Discover the story of Dr Felix Oswald, the Nottinghamshire Probate Officer, geologist, archaeologist and Roman pottery specialist whose work led to the creation of the University of Nottingham Museum in 1933.

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    Theatre

    Life in the Laughs Lane

    Wednesday 08 January

    In this illustrated event, professional cartoonists Simon Chadwick, Tim Harries, and Richard Skipworth reveal how they started and how they continued in the business of drawing funny for money. 

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    Exhibitions

    Contemporary Chinese Art from The Priseman Seabrook Collection

    Saturday 11 January - Sunday 16 February

    This selection of contemporary Chinese works is focused on small handmade works on paper created by leading Chinese artists working in the 21st century.

  • Film Screening: Beau Brummell (1954) Loading...
    Special Collections

    Film Screening: Beau Brummell (1954)

    Thursday 16 January

    Beau Brummell rises from poverty to become the friend and adviser of George, Prince of Wales. When Brummell oversteps the mark with the Prince, he risks his position at court and his chance at finding happiness with the aristocratic Lady Belham.

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    Take Part & Learn

    Printing Patterns in Nature

    Sunday 19 January

    Be inspired by Ivon Hitchen’s landscapes, spend time looking at patterns from nature, then transform your ideas and sketches into print. 

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    Children & Families

    Reynard the Fox

    Sunday 26 January

    Reynard the Fox is the infamous scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest, and when the theft of the King’s Crown Jewels is announced, the animal kingdom immediately blames the fox! 

  • Georgian Delights: Gallery Tour Loading...
    Special Collections

    Georgian Delights: Gallery Tour

    Monday 27 January - Monday 24 February

    Join the exhibition curator, Dr Richard Gaunt, for a guided walk through the Georgian Delights exhibition.

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    Theatre

    Extraordinary Wall of Silence

    Tuesday 28 January

    Helen, Alan, and Graham are told they are impaired and need fixing. As they begin to question the world, three powerful coming-of-age stories unfold, uniting in a struggle against ignorance and oppression.

  • Georgian Delights: Talk - ‘Lies! Lies!’ Reactions to the Accession of George IV (1820-21) Loading...
    Special Collections

    Georgian Delights: Talk - ‘Lies! Lies!’ Reactions to the Accession of George IV (1820-21)

    Wednesday 29 January

    George IV inherited the throne at a time of economic stress and popular political unrest, accompanied by a constitutional crisis over the status of his wife, Queen Caroline.

  • Tai Murray Violin & Silke Avenhaus Piano Loading...
    Music

    Tai Murray Violin & Silke Avenhaus Piano

    Thursday 30 January

    American-born violinist Tai Murray and pianist Silke Avenhaus, originally from Karlsruhe, Germany, transport us to Norway with Grieg’s second violin sonata composed in ‘the euphoria of my honeymoon’.