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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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Theatre & Dance


Friday 14 February - Saturday 15 February
Djanogly Theatre

This remarkable film installation explores the story of one man’s journey to rediscover who he really is.

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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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Children & Families


Sunday 23 February
Djanogly Theatre

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

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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.

What's on: From 25/08/2019

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Drawing with Collagraphs: Beyond the Surface

Sunday 15 September
Visual Arts Studio

Use line, shape and texture to create collagraph plates on mount board. You could adapt your own sketches and drawings or go for a more abstract composition.

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Walk: Heritage Open Day

Thursday 19 September
Highfields Park

Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Highfields Park and Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

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Walk: Autumn Equinox Bat Walk

Monday 23 September
Highfields Park

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
Other venues

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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Ancient Craft: Felt Making

Saturday 26 October
Learning Studio

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
Visual Arts Studio

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
Visual Arts Studio

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
Visual Arts Studio

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
Visual Arts Studio

Be inspired by Ivon Hitchen’s landscapes and transform your ideas and sketches into print. 

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8th Si Yuan Cup Table Tennis Tournament

Sunday 02 February
David Ross Sports Village

To celebrate Chinese New Year, table tennis players of all ages and ethnicities - beginners or advanced levels - are welcome to enter the tournament. Free taster sessions will also be on offer. 

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Comic Book Conversations

Saturday 15 February
Performing Arts Studio

Create your own comic book with illustration artist Francis Lowe. 

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Build a Cardboard City

Tuesday 18 February
Performing Arts Studio

Calling all budding engineers! Using boxes, tape and recycled materials, design and create your own city.

The Centrifugal Soul (detail) by artist Mat Collishaw


Saturday 14 March – Sunday 7 June
Djanogly Gallery

Collishaw rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of the defining generation of Young British Artists. Featuring his 2016 installation Albion, a ghostly apparition of the Major Oak, this is the first major exhibition of Collishaw’s work to be mounted in the city of his birth.