Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

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The Dan Daw Show
Theatre & Dance

The Dan Daw Show

Tuesday 08 February
Djanogly Theatre

Dan is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself and let go of who he once was, to make room for who he wants to be.

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Special Events


Saturday 29 January - Monday 31 January
Stone Lions overlooking Trent Building

Welcome to Chinese New Year 2022!

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Matt Chorley: Who Is In Charge Here?

Matt Chorley: Who Is In Charge Here?

Saturday 19 February
Djanogly Theatre

The award-winning Times columnist is back with an hilarious new show exploring who really calls the shots.

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a photo of University of Nottingham's Trent building with cherry blossom projected on it



Saturday 29 January – Saturday 13 February
Join us for spectacular projections onto the iconic Trent Building and a series of creative workshops for all the family. Presented by Nottingham Confucius Institute and Lakeside Arts.

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Chinese Lantern-making

Saturday 12 February
Visual Arts Studio

Create LED-lit lanterns to decorate your home for Chinese New Year.

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Saturday 12 February
Performing Arts Studio

Learn the art of Chinese calligraphy.

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Chinese Knot-making

Saturday 12 February
Other venues

Learn how to tie a Chinese knot and encourage good fortune!

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Children’s Lion dance and Dragon Dance with Ling Peng

Sunday 13 February
Djanogly Theatre

Ling Peng teaches traditional Chinese celebratory dances.

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The Art of Activism

Tuesday 15 February
Performing Arts Studio

Join us and look at how past campaigns have used art and design to communicate messages to the public.

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Tinkering with Scribble Bots

Wednesday 16 February
Performing Arts Studio

A rich opportunity for children to combine traditional crafts with digital materials through investigation and play.

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Cardboard World

Thursday 17 February
Performing Arts Studio

Join us in creating a world where everyone is welcome.

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Guided Walk: DH Lawrence in Nottingham

Saturday 26 February
Other venues

Join us on a short walk through Nottingham City Centre as we trace the footsteps of Paul Morel from DH Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers.

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Play in 3 Days

Wednesday 13 April - Friday 15 April
Performing Arts Studio

Offering children the opportunity to devise, rehearse and perform a play inspired by the Brothers Grimm Tales.

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Clay Treasures

Tuesday 19 April
Visual Arts Studio

Explore the Ancient Iraq: new discoveries exhibition and make your own discoveries and treasures out of clay.

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Who Am I?

Thursday 21 April
Visual Arts Studio

Explore what makes you unique, the things you love, and the places that surround you.

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Saturday 22 January – Sunday 13 March
An immersive multimedia experience designed to make us question the motives behind Holocaust photography.