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.

17 events
  • Summer School: Wrap Loading...
    Children & Families

    Summer School: Wrap

    Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August

    Camouflage, capes and curtains – these are some of the textile creations young eople will be making. 

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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.

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    Children & Families

    War of the Buttons

    Sunday 06 October

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

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    Children & Families

    We're Going On A Bear Hunt

    Saturday 19 October - Wednesday 23 October

    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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    Children & Families

    Bear Hunt Storytelling

    Sunday 20 October

    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 w

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    Children & Families

    Cyanotype Print #1hrmakes

    Sunday 20 October

    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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    Children & Families

    Make a Face Pot

    Tuesday 22 October

    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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    Children & Families

    Bear Hunt Dance

    Tuesday 22 October

    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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    Children & Families

    Big Landscapes

    Wednesday 23 October

    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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    Children & Families

    Strange Creatures

    Sunday 27 October

    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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    Children & Families

    Earcandy: Discover Game Music

    Tuesday 29 October

    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?