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.

67 events
  • Derek Carruthers Loading...

    Derek Carruthers

    Saturday 31 August - Sunday 20 October

    Derek Carruthers (Professor Emeritus, Nottingham Trent University) has been a practising artist for over 60 years.

  • Fully Fashioned: Archival Remnants of the Textile Trade Loading...
    Special Collections

    Fully Fashioned: Archival Remnants of the Textile Trade

    Friday 06 September - Sunday 01 December

    Using photographs, marketing materials and business records from the University of Nottingham’s lace and hosiery archive collections, this exhibition explores surviving evidence of the textile trade which was once a major feature of the East Midlands. 

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    East Midlands Contemporary Art Auction

    Saturday 07 September - Saturday 12 October

    Selected from an open submission of paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and craft, this exhibition represents the quality and diversity of professional art practice in the region today.

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    Jade Fantom

    Saturday 21 September - Sunday 27 October

    Jade Fantom graduated from Nottingham Trent University’s BA Photography programme in 2018. 

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    Take Part & Learn

    Walk: Autumn Equinox Bat Walk

    Monday 23 September

    As the sun sets join the Park Rangers for an atmospheric autumn equinox walk around Highfields Lake to discover and identify which bats are living on the park.

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    Children & Families


    Friday 27 September - Saturday 28 September

    Patience and Bird are waiting for rain in the dry, dusty heat of the American desert. Clanky Jane arrives with her ‘Cloud-O-Matic’ machine, but will some crazy percussion and a bit of magic make the rain come?

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    Children & Families

    Family Saturdays

    Saturday 28 September - Saturday 07 December

    Whatever your age or ability come along to these creative afternoons to enjoy the exhibitions and take part in related arts and crafts activities led by University of Nottingham students.

  • The Beatles: Hornsey Road Loading...

    The Beatles: Hornsey Road

    Sunday 29 September

    Leading Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn provides a fast-moving and smart illustrated history of our forever national heroes.

  • Edinburgh Festival Double Bill Loading...

    Edinburgh Festival Double Bill

    Wednesday 02 October

    Two performances fresh from the Fringe by The Nottingham New Theatre.

  • Henry Normal: A Normal Universe Loading...

    Henry Normal: A Normal Universe

    Thursday 03 October

    The world premiere of a show about the universe and everything that surrounds it. 

  • Fully Fashioned: Talk - Nottingham Castle Lace Gallery Loading...
    Special Collections

    Fully Fashioned: Talk - Nottingham Castle Lace Gallery

    Thursday 03 October

    Staff from Nottingham City Museums and Galleries reveal the plans for the new lace gallery at Nottingham Castle which is expected to re-open in 2020 following a £29.4 million redevelopment.

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    DH Lawrence and Nostalgia

    Friday 04 October

    D.H. Lawrence sought inspiration for his writing from memories of his youth in Nottinghamshire. Although he could often be acerbic about Nottinghamshire, he called it ‘the country of my heart’. Through his creative work, he made the area famous around the world.