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
  • Tom Dale Company: Step Sonic Loading...
    Theatre

    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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    Music

    Talisk

    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...
    Exhibitions

    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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    Music

    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...
    Special Collections

    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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    Music

    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.

  • Fully Fashioned: Textile Tales Roadshow Loading...
    Special Collections

    Fully Fashioned: Textile Tales Roadshow

    Friday 22 November

    Did you or your family work in the East Midland’s textile industry between 1980 and 2005?

  • Ancient Craft: Stone Carving Loading...
    Take Part & Learn

    Ancient Craft: Stone Carving

    Saturday 23 November

    During this course, Alan Micklethwaite will guide you carefully through every stage of the process of creating a simple carving in stone, from choosing your inspiration and developing your design.

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    Children & Families

    Soonchild

    Sunday 24 November

    Dig out your snowshoes for an Arctic Adventure with live music, 3D and shadow puppets, creative captioning, integrated sign language and song, and a cosmic Northern Lights show. 

  • Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic Loading...
    Theatre

    Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

    Tuesday 26 November

    Comedian, author, cultural icon and - most recently - idiot who agreed to be tortured on 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!', Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts.

  • Side by Side Loading...
    Theatre

    Side by Side

    Wednesday 27 November

    A brand new project for learning disabled women about how we make, break and keep friends in our adult lives and how friendships are tested through difficult times.

  • The Snow Dragon Loading...
    Children & Families

    The Snow Dragon

    Thursday 28 November - Tuesday 31 December

    Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies...