Lakeside Arts
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Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

Saturday 02 November - Sunday 23 February
Djanogly Gallery

Ivon Hitchens is much loved for his landscapes with this exhibition considering the full scope of his career.

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Theatre & Dance


Saturday 15 February - Sunday 23 February
Next to DH Lawrence Pavilion

Flight takes place in a 40 foot shipping container in absolute darkness, using binaural 360 degree sound.

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Georgian Delights: Life During the Reign of George IV (1820-1830)
Manuscripts & Special Collections

Georgian Delights: Life During the Reign of George IV (1820-1830)

Friday 13 December - Sunday 29 March
Weston Gallery

This exhibition highlights the contrasts between the King George IV and his subjects.

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Children & Families


Sunday 23 February
Djanogly Theatre

Join us for this playful experience filled with warmth, sensation and gentle exploration.

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Peaks and Pots: The Life and Work of Felix Oswald

Peaks and Pots: The Life and Work of Felix Oswald

Tuesday 07 January - Sunday 29 March
University of Nottingham Museum

Learn about Dr Felix Oswald, whose work led to the creation of the University of Nottingham Museum.

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Two boys using marble run in workshop


Part of Festival of Science and Curiosity
Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February

Join us for a week full of fun activities to explore the curiosities of science, history, storytelling and art.

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From Landscape to Monoprint

Thursday 20 February
Visual Arts Studio

Spend time in the landscape looking at patterns from nature, then move to the studio.

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Everyday Life in Roman Margidunum

Friday 21 February
Angear Visitor Centre

Take part in everyday activities from the Roman period including dressing up.

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Prehistoric crafts

Tuesday 07 April
Learning Studio

Come along to find out about prehistoric crafts with Ice Age Journeys. 

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Traditional Tales

Wednesday 08 April
Djanogly Rehearsal Hall, Department of Music

This workshop gives a wonderful chance to play with traditional stories.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Thursday 09 April
Highfields Park

Families will love our eggciting Easter Eggstravaganza. 

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Clay Mask Making

Tuesday 14 April
Angear Visitor Centre

Learn about the drama of Roman theatre masks and other fascinating faces from the past.

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Wire Sculpture

Wednesday 15 April
Visual Arts Studio

This practical workshop is perfect for releasing your creativity, regardless of your ability or experience.

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City Nature Challenge

Saturday 25 April
Highfields Park

Calling all mini-beast enthusiasts, environmentalists or those potty about plants – your park needs you!

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Pop Up Landscape Workshop

Saturday 23 May
Performing Arts Studio

Create 3D pop-up seaside landscapes out of paper based on the story The Storm Whale.‚Äč



Saturday 30 May - Sunday 31 May
Highfields Park

Fabulous arts and crafts and a great series of live performance events to thrill children of all ages.

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Gallery Art: Groups Summer Showcase

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 02 August
Wallner Gallery

This exhibition showcases the talent of our three Gallery Art Groups for young people.

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Monday 10 August - Friday 14 August
Performing Arts Studio

Join experts from the National Videogame Museum, Sheffield to design and make your own videogame.

Audience enjoying the 2019 Wheee! Family Weekend

WHEEE! 2020

International Children's Theatre and Dance Festival
Saturday 23 – Sunday 31 May

A week of fantastic arts, theatre and crafts for children of all ages. Plus this year coincides with the Nottingham Puppet Festival!