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.

15 events
  • Summer School: Highfields Loading...
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    Summer School: Highfields

    Tuesday 13 August - Thursday 15 August

    Discover more about Highfields Park including its wildlife, history and people.

  • Summer School: Wrap Loading...
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    Summer School: Wrap

    Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August

    Camouflage, capes and curtains – these are some of the textile creations young eople will be making. 

  • CANCELLED Drawing with Collagraphs: Beyond the Surface Loading...
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    CANCELLED Drawing with Collagraphs: Beyond the Surface

    Sunday 15 September

    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

  • CANCELLED - Walk: Heritage Open Day Loading...
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    CANCELLED - Walk: Heritage Open Day

    Thursday 19 September

    Due to staff illness, this event has had to be cancelled.

  • Cancelled: Walk: Autumn Equinox Bat Walk Loading...
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    Cancelled: Walk: Autumn Equinox Bat Walk

    Monday 23 September

    *CANCELLED* As the sun sets join the Park Rangers for an atmospheric autumn equinox walk around Highfields Lake to discover and identify which bats are living on the park.

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    Bobbin Lace Making Workshop

    Saturday 12 October

    Try your hand at lace making, a traditional industry of the East Midlands, in this course run by members of the Nottinghamshire Bobbin Lace Society. 

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    Food Tales: The Angry Chef

    Tuesday 15 October

    Food impacts our lives. We all have stories to share about food. The Future Food Beacon is pleased to organise Food Tales, a series of talks designed to help you think about global food systems in a changing world.

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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.

  • Ancient Craft: Felt Making Loading...
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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.

  • Painting Space Through Colour Workshop Loading...
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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.

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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.