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.

71 events
  • AKA Trio Loading...

    AKA Trio

    Wednesday 13 November

    From three different continents, Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adriano Adewale grew up in different landscapes, speaking different languages, and absorbed different cultures and musical traditions. 

  • Archaeology NOW Talk: The Norman Conquest - Stories from the Coins Loading...

    Archaeology NOW Talk: The Norman Conquest - Stories from the Coins

    Wednesday 13 November

    Most people know that William the Conqueror defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, becoming king of England. But what did this conquest mean for ordinary English citizens?

  • English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble Loading...

    English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble

    Thursday 14 November

    Cornetts and sackbuts conjure up the definitive sound of 16th and 17th-century Venice, when The Floating City – rich, powerful, beautiful and home to some of the finest musicians Europe has ever produced – still reigned supreme in the Adriatic.

  • Ivon Hitchens: Gallery Tour Loading...

    Ivon Hitchens: Gallery Tour

    Thursday 14 November

    A gallery tour of the Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour exhibition with artist, Roy Pickering.

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    Children & Families

    The Little Prince

    Sunday 17 November

    The Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups. 

  • Line and Form with Drypoint and Monoprint Loading...
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    Line and Form with Drypoint and Monoprint

    Sunday 17 November

    Be inspired by Ivon Hitchens’ paintings and adapt his process into print. You will be exploring two different processes: combine the structural lines of dryp

  • Tom Dale Company: Step Sonic Loading...

    Tom Dale Company: Step Sonic

    Tuesday 19 November

    Step Sonic brings raw physicality, breath, voice, the noise of bodies impacting and the sound of feet and limbs on the floor. 

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    Wednesday 20 November

    In the five years since the band’s formation, Talisk have won several major awards including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

  • Ivon Hitchens: Lecture - Making Paint Sing Loading...

    Ivon Hitchens: Lecture - Making Paint Sing

    Wednesday 20 November

    Ivon Hitchens sought to make a song of nature in paint. Dr. Michael Tucker considers painting’s relationship to music through the work of Hitchens and other artists in

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    Manchester Collective

    Thursday 21 November

    Manchester Collective plays on the idea of ‘transformation’ in this programme. The Collective commissioned Edmund Finnis’ The Centre is Everywhere for 12 solo string players and performed the premiere at the Southbank Centre in July.

  • Fully Fashioned: Talk - Celebrating 235 Years of Luxury Knitwear Manufacturing Loading...
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    Fully Fashioned: Talk - Celebrating 235 Years of Luxury Knitwear Manufacturing

    Thursday 21 November

    John Smedley Ltd. of Lea Mills, Derbyshire, one of the first companies to install fully fashioned knitting machinery, produces fine gauge knitwear using traditional hand finishing techniques alongside cutting-edge technology. 

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    University Chamber Choir

    Friday 22 November

    For the first concert of the season, the University Chamber Choir visits northern lands with this atmospheric a cappella programme.