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.

78 events
  • Cyanotype Print #1hrmakes Loading...
    Children & Families

    Cyanotype Print #1hrmakes

    Sunday 20 October

    Artist Debbie Bryan will teach this Victorian photographic print process and help you create your own unique mini masterpiece based on historic Nottingham lace designs.

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    Children & Families

    Make a Face Pot

    Tuesday 22 October

    Make your own creation inspired by the medieval face pots on display in the current Museum exhibition, Faces from the Past: Images on Medieval Pottery.<

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    Children & Families

    Bear Hunt Dance

    Tuesday 22 October

    Go on a Bear Hunt through movement and dance! Explore the swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the squelchy mud in this fun family workshop.

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    Children & Families

    Big Landscapes

    Wednesday 23 October

    Taking inspiration from the landscapes of University Park, work as a family to transform the space around you into a gigantic, colourful collaged installation.

  • Archaeology NOW Talk: Last Supper in Pompeii Loading...

    Archaeology NOW Talk: Last Supper in Pompeii

    Thursday 24 October

    For the Romans, life meant getting together to eat and drink. Last supper in Pompeii celebrates the Roman love affair with food and drink – a journey, from fields and vineyards to markets and shops.

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    Angela Verdon

    Saturday 26 October - Sunday 09 February

    Angela Verdon creates exquisite abstract forms in burnished bone china. Utilizing her material’s inherent qualities of purity and strength, she explores the interplay of light and shadow resulting from hard edges and sensuous undulating contours.

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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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    Children & Families

    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. 

  • Earcandy: Discover Game Music Loading...
    Children & Families

    Earcandy: Discover Game Music

    Tuesday 29 October

    They’re called ‘video’ games but they make sounds too! How much do we know  about how those noises get created, and how they affect our experience of gameplay?

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

    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...

    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.