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10 events
  • Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands Loading...
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    Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands

    Friday 15 December - Sunday 08 April

    Invade…immigrate…integrate… inspire.  ‘Danelaw Saga’ tells the tale of how the Vikings shaped the East Midlands.

  • From Poetry to Reality: Fully Booked Loading...
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    From Poetry to Reality: Fully Booked

    Wednesday 21 February

    Dr Sue Brunning of the British Museum will discuss the gold-trimmed sword hilt found in 2012, and explain what ownership of such an item might have meant in Viking Age England.

  • Danelaw Saga: Curator Tours - Fully Booked Loading...
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    Danelaw Saga: Curator Tours - Fully Booked

    Monday 12 March

    Join one of the curators for a guided tour of the exhibition Danelaw Saga. Hear some of the stories behind the unique artefacts and manuscripts on display; learn how the Danelaw came to be established and the impact that it continues to have on the East Midlands today. 

     

  • From Rags to Witches: the grim tale of children's stories Loading...
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    From Rags to Witches: the grim tale of children's stories

    Friday 04 May - Sunday 26 August

    Once upon a time, fairy tales were not for children. From a bloodthirsty birth in a sinister European forest, to benign bedtime tales where “Children with their Milk
    are fed with the Tales of Witches, Hobgoblins, Prophecies and Miracles” this exhibition traces the developm

  • Workshop: Storyboarding Picture Books Loading...
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    Workshop: Storyboarding Picture Books

    Wednesday 09 May

    Author-illustrator Carol Adlam will take you through the building blocks of creating a picture book for children, focusing on storyboarding and producing thumbnail layouts for your work.

  • The Uses of Fairytales: Enchanting Ideologies and Radical Transformations Loading...
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    The Uses of Fairytales: Enchanting Ideologies and Radical Transformations

    Thursday 10 May

    Rachel Palfreyman, Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Nottingham, discusses how fairy tales have been interpreted

  • Film: The Company of Wolves (Cert 18) Loading...
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    Film: The Company of Wolves (Cert 18)

    Wednesday 13 June

    A horror-fantasy film based on the werewolf story of the same name in Angela Carter’s 1979 short story collection The Bloody Chamber.

  • Invisible Storytellers: the remarkable role of translators in British Children's Literature Loading...
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    Invisible Storytellers: the remarkable role of translators in British Children's Literature

    Thursday 05 July

    Gillian Lathey, Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton London, will introduce some of these invisible storytellers and pay homage to their neglected craft.

  • Child Readers and their Books in Nineteenth-Century Britain Loading...
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    Child Readers and their Books in Nineteenth-Century Britain

    Thursday 26 July

    Colin Heywood, Emeritus Professor of Modern French History at the University of Nottingham, focuses on the society and culture in which children were raised in the 19th century. 

  • From Pirates to Porcupines: Creating Magical Children's Book Characters Loading...
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    From Pirates to Porcupines: Creating Magical Children's Book Characters

    Saturday 04 August

    Join us for a celebration of the magical characters that inhabit children illustrated books in a fun workshop aimed at children and families.