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.

11 events
  • Fully Fashioned: Archival Remnants of the Textile Trade Loading...
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    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. 

  • Fully Fashioned: Talk - Celebrating 235 Years of Luxury Knitwear Manufacturing Loading...
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    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. 

  • Fully Fashioned: Textile Tales Roadshow Loading...
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    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?

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

  • Georgian Delights: Talk - Making Music in Georgian Britain Loading...
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    Georgian Delights: Talk - Making Music in Georgian Britain

    Wednesday 18 December

    Making music was a central activity in Georgian homes, contributing to an expansion of the music printing and instrument building trades in the period.

  • A Georgian Christmas Loading...
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    A Georgian Christmas

    Wednesday 18 December

    Christmas in late-18th century England was a time for the upper classes to give lavish balls and parties at their country estates. Period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass presents a taste of the elegant and diverting music that accompanied the festivities.

  • Film Screening: Beau Brummell (1954) Loading...
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    Film Screening: Beau Brummell (1954)

    Thursday 16 January

    Beau Brummell rises from poverty to become the friend and adviser of George, Prince of Wales. When Brummell oversteps the mark with the Prince, he risks his position at court and his chance at finding happiness with the aristocratic Lady Belham.

  • Georgian Delights: Gallery Tour Loading...
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    Georgian Delights: Gallery Tour

    Monday 27 January - Monday 24 February

    Join the exhibition curator, Dr Richard Gaunt, for a guided walk through the Georgian Delights exhibition.

  • Georgian Delights: Talk - ‘Lies! Lies!’ Reactions to the Accession of George IV (1820-21) Loading...
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    Georgian Delights: Talk - ‘Lies! Lies!’ Reactions to the Accession of George IV (1820-21)

    Wednesday 29 January

    George IV inherited the throne at a time of economic stress and popular political unrest, accompanied by a constitutional crisis over the status of his wife, Queen Caroline.

  • Georgian Delights: Talk - ‘The Diabolical Cato Street Plot’ Loading...
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    Georgian Delights: Talk - ‘The Diabolical Cato Street Plot’

    Monday 24 February

    On the evening of 23 February 1820, Bow Street Runners entered a hayloft in Cato Street, London, to arrest a group of armed conspirators who were planning to assassinate the British cabinet at a dinner in Grosvenor Square. 

  • Georgian Delights: Talk - Two Sides of a Royal Coin: George IV as Husband and Brother Loading...
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    Georgian Delights: Talk - Two Sides of a Royal Coin: George IV as Husband and Brother

    Wednesday 18 March

    Acclaimed historical biographer Flora Fraser will speak about her research in the Royal Archives when writing The Unruly Queen: The Life of Queen Caroline and Princesses: The Daughters of George III.