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.

20 events
  • Debashish Bhattacharya Trio Loading...

    Debashish Bhattacharya Trio

    Wednesday 05 June

    One of the world’s greatest slide guitarists, Debashish Bhattacharya makes his Lakeside debut after mesmerising audiences for over four decades. 

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    Philip Weller Memorial Concert

    Saturday 08 June

    A very special concert dedicated to the memory of Department of Music staff member Philip Weller.

  • University Philharmonia & Festival Choir Loading...

    University Philharmonia & Festival Choir

    Tuesday 18 June

    University Philharmonia and Festival Choir perform a summer programme with an element of nostalgia to bring the University academic year to a close. 

  • Esmé Quartet Loading...

    Esmé Quartet

    Thursday 10 October

    Formed in 2016 at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany by four Korean musicians, the Esmé Quartet has rapidly gained a reputation as a chamber ensemble of exceptional achievement and promise. 

  • Manchester Collective & Chesaba Loading...

    Manchester Collective & Chesaba

    Saturday 12 October

    Sirocco is pure joy and energy – a blast of music that celebrates diverse folk traditions from across the globe.

  • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Monks Loading...

    Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Monks

    Wednesday 16 October

    Tibet – a world filled with the chanting of Buddhist texts, recitation of mantras, ringing of bells, blowing of trumpets and beating of drums. 

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    Angela Hewitt

    Thursday 17 October

    Internationally renowned Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt makes a welcome return to Lakeside in its silver anniversary year. 

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    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. 

  • Sacconi String Quartet, Jack McNeill: Clarinet and University Chamber Choir Loading...

    Sacconi String Quartet, Jack McNeill: Clarinet and University Chamber Choir

    Thursday 31 October

    We pay tribute to Professor Robert Pascall, whose vision led to the building of the Djanogly Recital Hall with a performance of one of his favourite works, Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet.

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    Wednesday 06 November

    Award-winning Anglo-Scandinavian trio Phronesis have been one of the most talked about and acclaimed European bands over the past decade.

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    AKA Trio

    Wednesday 13 November

    From three different continents, Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita and Adriano Adewale grew up in different landscapes, speaking different languages, and absorbed different cultures and musical traditions. 

  • English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble Loading...

    English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble

    Thursday 14 November

    Cornetts and sackbuts conjure up the definitive sound of 16th and 17th-century Venice, when The Floating City – rich, powerful, beautiful and home to some of the finest musicians Europe has ever produced – still reigned supreme in the Adriatic.