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.

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    Exhibitions

    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.

  • Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour Loading...
    Exhibitions

    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.

  • Georgian Delights: Life During the Reign of George IV (1820-1830) Loading...
    Special Collections

    Georgian Delights: Life During the Reign of George IV (1820-1830)

    Friday 13 December - Sunday 29 March

    George IV became King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover in 1820. This exhibition,  coinciding with the bicentenary of George’s accession, examines his life and reign, highlighting the contrasts between the King and his subjects.

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    Museum

    Peaks and Pots: The Life and Work of Felix Oswald

    Tuesday 07 January - Sunday 29 March

    Discover the story of Dr Felix Oswald, the Nottinghamshire Probate Officer, geologist, archaeologist and Roman pottery specialist whose work led to the creation of the University of Nottingham Museum in 1933.

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    Exhibitions

    Contemporary Chinese Art from The Priseman Seabrook Collection

    Saturday 11 January - Sunday 16 February

    This selection of contemporary Chinese works is focused on small handmade works on paper created by leading Chinese artists working in the 21st century.

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    Theatre

    Extraordinary Wall (of Silence)

    Tuesday 28 January

    Helen, Alan, and Graham are told they are impaired and need fixing. As they begin to question the world, three powerful coming-of-age stories unfold, uniting in a struggle against ignorance and oppression.

  • Georgian Delights: Talk - The Return of the Royal Mistress: George IV and his Female Favourites Loading...
    Special Collections

    Georgian Delights: Talk - The Return of the Royal Mistress: George IV and his Female Favourites

    Wednesday 29 January

    The accession of George IV was the first time a British sovereign had kept a mistress since the time of his great-grandfather, George II, in the 1750s.

  • Brush Painting Workshops Loading...
    Take Part & Learn

    Brush Painting Workshops

    Wednesday 29 January - Wednesday 05 February

    Feng Ru-Lee will lead these workshops which introduce the techniques of Chinese Brush Painting.

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    Music

    Tai Murray Violin & Silke Avenhaus Piano

    Thursday 30 January

    American-born violinist Tai Murray and pianist Silke Avenhaus, originally from Karlsruhe, Germany, transport us to Norway with Grieg’s second violin sonata composed in ‘the euphoria of my honeymoon’. 

  • Keeper’s Tour of Manuscripts and Special Collections Loading...
    Special Events

    Keeper’s Tour of Manuscripts and Special Collections

    Thursday 30 January

    Find out more about Manuscripts and Special Collections with a behind the scenes visit on King's Meadow Campus.

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    Children & Families

    Stella and the Starshiners

    Sunday 02 February

    In a secret place at the top of the world stands the tallest mountain. On the peak of the mountain sits a tiny village. In the centre of the village leans the tallest ladder. At the bottom of the ladder is Stella and Stella is afraid of heights…

  • 8th Si Yuan Cup Table Tennis Tournament Loading...
    Take Part & Learn

    8th Si Yuan Cup Table Tennis Tournament

    Sunday 02 February

    To celebrate Chinese New Year, table tennis players of all ages and ethnicities - beginners or advanced levels - are welcome to enter the tournament. Free taster sessions will also be on offer.