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.

94 events
  • 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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    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.

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    Museum

    Faces from the Past: Images on Medieval Pottery

    Tuesday 15 October - Sunday 05 January

    This exhibition will look at the different types of human figures displayed on medieval pottery including the famous Face Pots.

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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.

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    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.

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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?

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    Children & Families

    Soonchild

    Saturday 23 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. 

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    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.