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.

79 events
  • Ancient Craft: Felt Making Loading...
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    Ancient Craft: Felt Making

    Saturday 26 October

    Using wet felting techniques you will have the opportunity to experiment with silkily soft merino wool fibres, play with colours and shapes and learn how to craft a lovely, woollen fabric picture. Led by textile artist Kat Wood.

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    Strange Creatures

    Sunday 27 October

    Inspired by the children’s book Beegu written and illustrated by Alexis Deacon, Strange Creatures imaginatively uses singing and chamber music to explore differences, friendships and new understandings in our colourful world. 

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    Build a Game in a Day

    Tuesday 29 October

    We have all played videogames, but what about making them? How much do we know about how different aspects of a game get created, and how these affect our experience of gameplay?

  • Fully Fashioned: Talk - Luddites and the Framework Knitters Loading...
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    Fully Fashioned: Talk - Luddites and the Framework Knitters

    Tuesday 29 October

    Julian Atkinson and Roger Tanner, authors of Luddism in the East Midlands: Riots and Negotiations (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Labour History Society: 2018), tell the true story of Luddism in Nottinghamshire.

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    Children & Families

    Day of the Dead Mask Making

    Thursday 31 October

    Learn about the world-famous Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations and make your own spooky but beautiful mask and headgear.

  • Sacconi String Quartet, Jack McNeill: Clarinet and University Chamber Choir Loading...
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    Sacconi String Quartet, Jack McNeill: Clarinet and University Chamber Choir

    Thursday 31 October

    We pay tribute to Professor Robert Pascall, whose vision led to the building of the Djanogly Recital Hall with a performance of one of his favourite works, Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet.

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    Ivon Hitchens: Lecture - Space Through Colour

    Friday 01 November

    Anne Goodchild gives an introduction to the exhibition and Hitchens’ remarkable sixty-year career.

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    Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

    Saturday 02 November - Sunday 23 February

    Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) is much loved for his landscapes featuring swathes of bright colour.

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    Children & Families

    Hey Diddle Diddle

    Sunday 03 November

    When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play.

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    Phronesis

    Wednesday 06 November

    Award-winning Anglo-Scandinavian trio Phronesis have been one of the most talked about and acclaimed European bands over the past decade.

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    Lustre 2019

    Saturday 09 November - Sunday 10 November

    An eagerly anticipated landmark in Nottingham’s arts calendar, Lustre is a friendly, relaxed, contemporary craft and design market.

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    Painting Space Through Colour Workshop

    Sunday 10 November

    Roy Pickering’s paintings take inspiration from the wooded landscapes of The Dukeries, as Ivon Hitchens worked around his home in Sussex.