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.

77 events
  • Romantic Facts and Fantasies Loading...
    Special Collections

    Romantic Facts and Fantasies

    Friday 10 May - Sunday 25 August

    Culture and Heritage of the romantic Age, c. 1780-1840.

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    Exhibitions

    Laura McCafferty

    Saturday 01 June - Sunday 25 August

    Since completing her Master of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016, Laura McCafferty has developed an interdisciplinary approach to her work, combining drawing, textiles and performance to ‘subtly mess with what’s expected’. 

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    Exhibitions

    Rosemary Wels

    Saturday 03 August - Sunday 15 September

    A recent body of paintings exploring visions of the city through the disorientating lens of rain-washed windscreens.

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    Take Part & Learn

    Summer School: Highfields

    Tuesday 13 August - Thursday 15 August

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

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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. 

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    Special Collections

    Talk - Romanticism, Caricature and Politics

    Tuesday 20 August

    In this illustrated talk, Dr Richard Gaunt, Associate Professor in the Department of History, considers the rough, boisterous sensibilities which caricaturists brought to their craft

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    Exhibitions

    Meet the Artist - Rosemary Wels

    Saturday 31 August

    Join artist and lecturer Rosemary Wels to learn about the processes behind her work, see her sketchbooks and talk about her visual ideas.

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    Exhibitions

    Derek Carruthers

    Saturday 31 August - Sunday 20 October

    Derek Carruthers (Professor Emeritus, Nottingham Trent University) has been a practising artist for over 60 years.

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    Special Collections

    Fully Fashioned: Archival Remnants of the Textile Trade

    Friday 06 September - Sunday 01 December

    Using photographs, marketing materials and business records from the University of Nottingham’s lace and hosiery archive collections, this exhibition explores surviving evidence of the textile trade which was once a major feature of the East Midlands. 

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    Exhibitions

    East Midlands Contemporary Art Auction

    Saturday 07 September - Saturday 12 October

    Selected from an open submission of paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and craft, this exhibition represents the quality and diversity of professional art practice in the region today.

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    Special Collections

    Fully Fashioned: Gallery Tour

    Monday 09 September

    Join the exhibition curator for a guided walk through of the exhibition and learn about the stories behind the items on display.

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

    Sunday 15 September

    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.