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.

66 events
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    Red Priest

    Thursday 02 May

    After their recent foray into the world of gypsy music with their classical-chart-topping Baroque Bohemians project, Red Priest returns to Lakeside.

  • Rehearsal, Tea and Scones with Giles Croft Loading...
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    Rehearsal, Tea and Scones with Giles Croft

    Friday 03 May

    Join former Nottingham Playhouse Artistic Director Giles Croft as he puts our fantastically talented University of Nottingham students through their paces during a rehearsal of Dennis Kelly’s jet-black comedy DNA.

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    Talk - The Shock of the Old

    Friday 03 May

    An account of the search for, and discovery of, Britain’s first Ice Age cave art at Creswell Crags (Nottinghamshire /Derbyshire) in 2003.

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    Romantic Facts and Fantasies

    Friday 10 May - Sunday 25 August

    Culture and Heritage of the romantic Age, c. 1780-1840.

  • Study Day - The Kirkland Collection: A Closer Look Loading...

    Study Day - The Kirkland Collection: A Closer Look

    Saturday 11 May

    This Saturday morning session provides the opportunity to gain a greater insight into some of the Bauhaus exhibition artists and their works, particularly some lesser-known figures<

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    Workshop: Stencil Monoprints

    Sunday 12 May

    Create stencilled monoprints of abstract forms and overlapping colour in this workshop inspired by the Homage to the Bauhaus exhibition.

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    Tuesday 14 May - Saturday 18 May

    Adam is gone, presumed dead. He was last seen on the edge of a deep, disused shaft, with a group of teenagers throwing stones at him. They may be guilty, but they have no intention of getting caught.

  • Robert Pascall Memorial Concert Loading...
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    Robert Pascall Memorial Concert

    Wednesday 15 May

    The Allegri Quartet plays some of Professor Robert Pascall’s favourite works, in celebration of his life and love of music.

  • Museum Tour and Object Handling Session Loading...
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    Museum Tour and Object Handling Session

    Thursday 16 May

    Enjoy a guided tour of the University of Nottingham Museum with Keeper Clare Pickersgill.

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    The Rite of Spring

    Tuesday 21 May

    Award-winning choreographer Seeta Patel has reimagined the iconic Rite of Spring for an international cast of dancers.

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    Wednesday 22 May

    Frigg returns to Nottingham having dazzled the audience on their Lakeside debut.  

  • The Isle of Brimsker Loading...

    The Isle of Brimsker

    Thursday 23 May - Friday 24 May

    A lighthouse keeper lives alone on a desolate outcrop surrounded by stormy seas. Change is on the horizon but not in the form she expects.