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.

12 events
  • 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.

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    Ancient Craft: Felt Making

    Saturday 26 October

    Using wet felting techniques you will have the opportunity to experiment with silkily soft merino wool fibres, play with colours and shapes and learn how to craft a lovely, woollen fabric picture. Led by textile artist Kat Wood.

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    Painting Space Through Colour Workshop

    Sunday 10 November

    Roy Pickering’s paintings take inspiration from the wooded landscapes of The Dukeries, as Ivon Hitchens worked around his home in Sussex.

  • Line and Form with Drypoint and Monoprint Loading...
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    Line and Form with Drypoint and Monoprint

    Sunday 17 November

    Be inspired by Ivon Hitchens’ paintings and adapt his process into print. You will be exploring two different processes: combine the structural lines of dryp

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    Ancient Craft: Stone Carving

    Saturday 23 November

    During this course, Alan Micklethwaite will guide you carefully through every stage of the process of creating a simple carving in stone, from choosing your inspiration and developing your design.

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    Printing Patterns in Nature

    Sunday 19 January

    Be inspired by Ivon Hitchen’s landscapes, spend time looking at patterns from nature, then transform your ideas and sketches into print. 

  • Ancient Crafts: Flintknapping Loading...
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    Ancient Crafts: Flintknapping

    Saturday 15 February

    Join renowned prehistoric technology expert James Dilley on a flintknapping workshop to learn more about the world’s oldest craft.

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    Life Classes

    Sunday 16 February - Sunday 23 February

    Although renowned as a landscape painter Ivon Hitchens also painted the nude model in his studio. Artist Mik Godley, with life model Emma Boston, will lead two workshops guiding students in the art of drawing and painting the figure.

  • Food Tales: Talk - Doing Things Differently: How a Bakery Can Change Their Food System Loading...
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    Food Tales: Talk - Doing Things Differently: How a Bakery Can Change Their Food System

    Wednesday 26 February

    Food impacts our lives. We all have stories to share about food. These stories are embedded within food systems – even if we don’t realise it.

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    Making the Connection

    Thursday 27 February

    Symposium for musicians, music sector and venue professionals who want to engage children, their families, and schools with great music experience.

  • Ancient Crafts: Tile Making Loading...
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    Ancient Crafts: Tile Making

    Saturday 07 March

    Join tile makers Karen and Charlie Slade and make a pair of slip inlaid tiles to your own design and a pair of line impressed, glazed tiles.

  • Food Tales: Talk - Food and Poverty: A Challenge for Our Time Loading...
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    Food Tales: Talk - Food and Poverty: A Challenge for Our Time

    Wednesday 25 March

    Food impacts our lives. We all have stories to share about food. These stories are embedded within food systems – even if we don’t realise it.