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.
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.
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.
Did you or your family work in the East Midland’s textile industry between 1980 and 2005?
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.
Making music was a central activity in Georgian homes, contributing to an expansion of the music printing and instrument building trades in the period.
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.
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.
Join the exhibition curator, Dr Richard Gaunt, for a guided walk through the Georgian Delights exhibition.
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.
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.
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.