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.
Join the exhibition curator for a guided walk through of the exhibition and learn about the stories behind the items on display.
Join Nottingham raconteur Ezekial Bone and follow the threads of the human story woven into the fabric of the Lace Market, followed by an optional tram trip to Lakeside to visit the
Staff from Nottingham City Museums and Galleries reveal the plans for the new lace gallery at Nottingham Castle which is expected to re-open in 2020 following a £29.4 million redevelopment.
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.
Julian Atkinson and Roger Tanner, authors of Luddism in the East Midlands: Riots and Negotiations (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Labour History Society: 2018), tell the true story of Luddism in Nottinghamshire.
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.