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Arctic Ice Music 20:20

Arctic Ice Music 20:20

Wednesday 11 November
Djanogly Theatre

Terje Isungset pioneering ice instruments and Scandinavia's best jazz musicians will bring extraordinary, beautiful and ethereal sounds. 

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The Elves and the Shoemaker
Children & Families

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Thursday 10 December - Wednesday 30 December
Djanogly Theatre

One night, two tiny green visitors climb into Sam’s kitchen. Sam is about to get a very big surprise...


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From activities for all the family to videos and blogs celebrating Lakeside’s collections and the fabulous community of which we’re a part, stay #InWithLakeside to discover and explore during strange times.

What's on: From 01/09/2019

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Friday 27 September - Saturday 28 September
Djanogly Theatre

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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Family Saturdays

Saturday 28 September - Saturday 07 December
Learning Studio

Whatever your age or ability come along to these creative afternoons.

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War of the Buttons

Sunday 06 October
Djanogly Theatre

Welcome to a tale of squabbles, scuffles… and buttons!

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We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Saturday 19 October - Wednesday 23 October
Djanogly Theatre

A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave… what will they find?

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Bear Hunt Storytelling

Sunday 20 October
Performing Arts Studio

Come and join us for this storytelling workshop, where we will go on our very own imaginary bear hunt, and will create mischief and magic. Will we ever find our way back home?

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Cyanotype Print #1hrmakes

Sunday 20 October
Visual Arts Studio

Artist Debbie Bryan will teach this Victorian photographic print process and help you create your own unique mini masterpiece based on historic Nottingham lace designs.

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Make a Face Pot

Tuesday 22 October
University of Nottingham Museum

Make your own creation inspired by the medieval face pots on display in the current Museum exhibition, Faces from the Past: Images on Medieval Pottery.<

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Bear Hunt Dance

Tuesday 22 October
Performing Arts Studio

Go on a Bear Hunt through movement and dance! Explore the swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the squelchy mud in this fun family workshop.

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Big Landscapes

Wednesday 23 October
Performing Arts Studio

Taking inspiration from the landscapes of University Park, work as a family to transform the space around you into a gigantic, colourful collaged installation.

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Strange Creatures

Sunday 27 October
Djanogly Theatre

Inspired by the children’s book Beegu written and illustrated by Alexis Deacon, Strange Creatures imaginatively uses singing and chamber music to explore differences, friendships and new understandings in our colourful world. 

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Earcandy: Discover Game Music

Tuesday 29 October
Performing Arts Studio

They’re called ‘video’ games but they make sounds too! How much do we know  about how those noises get created, and how they affect our experience of gameplay?

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Day of the Dead Mask Making

Thursday 31 October
Performing Arts Studio

Learn about the world-famous Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations and make your own spooky but beautiful mask and headgear.

Lakeside's DH Lawrence Pavilion


All events postponed until the end of June.