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: Gallery Tour Loading...
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    Fully Fashioned: Gallery Tour

    Monday 09 September

    Join the exhibition curator for a guided walk through of the exhibition and learn about the stories behind the items on display.

  • Fully Fashioned: Lace Market Gallery Tour Loading...
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    Fully Fashioned: Lace Market Gallery Tour

    Wednesday 18 September

    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

  • Fully Fashioned: Talk - Nottingham Castle Lace Gallery Loading...
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    Fully Fashioned: Talk - Nottingham Castle Lace Gallery

    Thursday 03 October

    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.

  • Cyanotype Print #1hrmakes Loading...
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    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.

  • Fully Fashioned: Talk - Luddites and the Framework Knitters Loading...
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    Fully Fashioned: Talk - Luddites and the Framework Knitters

    Tuesday 29 October

    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.

  • 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.

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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.