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.

28 events
  • Current Archaeology in the East Midlands Loading...
    Exhibitions

    Current Archaeology in the East Midlands

    Saturday 06 April - Sunday 30 June

    A new Museum Exhibition Programme, Current Archaeology in the East Midlands, displays and examines work undertaken throughout the East Midlands by archaeologists, community groups and museums. 

  • Romantic Facts and Fantasies Loading...
    Special Collections

    Romantic Facts and Fantasies

    Friday 10 May - Sunday 25 August

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

  • Laura McCafferty Loading...
    Exhibitions

    Laura McCafferty

    Saturday 01 June - Sunday 25 August

    Since completing her Master of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016, Laura McCafferty has developed an interdisciplinary approach to her work, combining drawing, textiles and performance to ‘subtly mess with what’s expected’. 

  • Flesh & Text: Thirty Years of Bodies in Flight Loading...
    Exhibitions

    Flesh & Text: Thirty Years of Bodies in Flight

    Tuesday 11 June - Sunday 30 June

    This exhibition draws together still and moving images, alongside artefacts and commentary about this pioneering company’s work.

  • Life Class Loading...
    Theatre

    Life Class

    Friday 21 June

    Alongside an exhibition celebrating 30 years of this ground-breaking company’s work, Life Class draws upon the Tea Dance to celebrate everyone’s greatest, most memorable, most requested role – ourselves.

  • Council for British Archaeology: East Midlands Training Workshops Loading...
    Museum

    Council for British Archaeology: East Midlands Training Workshops

    Saturday 22 June

    This day-long training workshop will feature talks, practical exercises and discussions, and will look at how to run a community archaeology project from start to finish. 

  • CANCELLED: Stretched Fibres Loading...
    Take Part & Learn

    CANCELLED: Stretched Fibres

    Sunday 23 June

    Taking ideas from Laura McCafferty’s vibrant exhibition in the Angear Visitor Centre, work with the artist to rip apart and sew together colourful textiles. 

  • Film Screening - Mary Shelley (2017) Loading...
    Special Collections

    Film Screening - Mary Shelley (2017)

    Tuesday 25 June

    A romance based on the relationship of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth).

  • Ancient Craft: Create with Copper Loading...
    Take Part & Learn

    Ancient Craft: Create with Copper

    Saturday 29 June

    Led by Melissa Montague, this workshop is a great introduction to working with copper. 

  • Gallery Tour - Romantic Facts and Fantasies Loading...
    Special Collections

    Gallery Tour - Romantic Facts and Fantasies

    Tuesday 02 July

    Join the exhibition curators for a guided walk through of the exhibition and learn about the stories behind the items on display.

  • Talk - Romantic Reputations: Angelic Austen and Beastly Byron? Loading...
    Special Collections

    Talk - Romantic Reputations: Angelic Austen and Beastly Byron?

    Tuesday 02 July

    Was Lord Byron really ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’, and was Jane Austen ‘a narrow-gutted spinster’?

  • Lakeside Young Artists Summer Showcase Loading...
    Exhibitions

    Lakeside Young Artists Summer Showcase

    Saturday 06 July - Sunday 28 July

    This newly formed group of young creatives has been meeting at Lakeside since January 2019. See the fruits of their labour in this exhibition.