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.

75 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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    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.

  • 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.

  • Fully Fashioned: Lace Market Gallery Tour Loading...
    Special Collections

    Fully Fashioned: Lace Market Gallery Tour

    Wednesday 18 September

    Join Nottingham raconteur Ezekial Bone and follow the threads of the human story woven into the fabric of the Lace Market, followed by an optional tram trip to Lakeside to visit the

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    Walk: Heritage Open Day

    Thursday 19 September

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

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    Exhibitions

    Jade Fantom

    Saturday 21 September - Sunday 27 October

    Jade Fantom graduated from Nottingham Trent University’s BA Photography programme in 2018.