Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Nottingham Lakeside Arts - DH Lawrence Pavilion at night
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Nottingham Lakeside Arts is the University of Nottingham’s exciting public arts programme presenting exhibitions, music, drama and dance, special collections and archaeology, participatory and family events all year round.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Djanogly Gallery & Shop
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 12noon - 4pm

Angear Visitor Centre
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm Sunday 12noon - 4pm

Gallery Café
Tuesday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Weston Gallery
Tuesday to Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 4pm

Pavilion Café
Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm (until interval on performance evenings)
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

University of Nottingham Museum
Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 12noon - 4pm

Admission charges

See www.lakesidearts.org.uk

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Angela Verdon

  • 26 October 2019 — 9 February 2020 *on now

Angela Verdon creates exquisite abstract forms in burnished bone china. Utilizing her material’s inherent qualities of purity and strength, she explores the interplay of light and shadow resulting from hard edges and sensuous undulating contours.

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4134/angela-verdon.html

Fully Fashioned: Archival Remnants of the Textile Trade

  • 6 September — 1 December 2019 *on now

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. Other collections reveal the struggle for workers’ rights, from the targeted campaign of machine breaking by the Luddites of the East Midlands (in protest at unfair pay and the introduction of ‘cut ups’ in favour of the superior fully-fashioned stockings), to the development of unions such as the Nottingham-based Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers and Auxiliary Workers. The exhibition illustrates the rise and eventual decline of the trade, as it struggled to survive the ravages of war, the vagaries of fashion, and the battle to compete with cheap imports. The exhibition also reflects upon the way that Nottingham’s lace heritage and the spirit of the Luddites continue to inspire tourists, artists, and activists.

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Faces from the Past: Images on Medieval Pottery

  • 15 October 2019 — 5 January 2020 *on now

This exhibition will look at the different types of human figures displayed on medieval pottery including the famous Face Pots. Human images appear on ceramic vessels from the late 11th century to mid-15th century and this display will examine how and why these were made.

The exhibition is part of Archaeology and Collections in the East Midlands, an Exhibition Programme that introduces and examines some of the incredible work currently being undertaken throughout the East Midlands by archaeologists, community groups and museums. It also introduces unseen regional collections not usually on display.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/museum/event/4150/faces-from-the-past-images-on-medieval-pottery.html

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Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

  • 2 November 2019 — 23 February 2020 *on now

Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) is much loved for his landscapes featuring swathes of bright colour.

This exhibition considers the full scope of the artist’s career spanning a remarkable six decades.

In the 1920s and ’30s, Hitchens was part of London’s avant garde and profoundly influenced by artists such as Cézanne, Matisse and Braque. His retreat from the capital to Sussex at the outset of WWII gave rise to an extraordinary body of paintings that was truly international in spirit although the greatest part of his work was produced in six acres of woodland surrounding his home.

Through continued experimentation and a heightening of his colour palette, his works were, in the last decade of his life, almost completely abstract, whilst still rootedi n the landscape that had provided his inspiration since the war.

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4136/ivon-hitchens-space-through-colour.html

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Georgian Delights: Life During the Reign of George IV (1820-1830)

  • 13 December 2019 — 29 March 2020

George IV became King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover on 29 January 1820. His long apprenticeship for the throne, as Prince of Wales and (after 1811) Prince Regent, made him a colourful and controversial figure. This exhibition, timed to coincide with the bicentenary of George’s accession, examines his life and reign, highlighting the contrasts between the King and his subjects.

The period 1820-1821 was a year of revolutions in Europe and the situation in Britain was hardly less threatening. The government fought to cope with the aftermath of ‘The Peterloo Massacre’ of 1819 and the difficult adjustment to peacetime conditions following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Barely a month into George IV’s reign, a plot to assassinate the cabinet was uncovered, whilst convention required both a General Election and coronation take place. The King also created a constitutional crisis by his determination to divorce his wife, Caroline, and prevent her from being crowned Queen.

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-collections/event/4164/georgian-delights-life-during-the-reign-of-george-iv-1820-1830.html

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Peaks and Pots: The Life and Work of Felix Oswald

  • 7 January — 29 March 2020

Discover the story of Dr Felix Oswald, the Nottinghamshire Probate Officer, geologist, archaeologist and Roman pottery specialist whose work led to the creation of the University of Nottingham Museum in 1933. This exhibition examines his life, his contribution to archaeology and the history of the university’s Museum. It also brings together previously unseen university collections from both the Museum and Manuscripts and Special Collections Department.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/museum/event/4179/peaks-and-pots-the-life-and-work-of-felix-oswald.html

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Contemporary Chinese Art from The Priseman Seabrook Collection

  • 11 January — 16 February 2020

The Priseman Seabrook Collection was established by British artist Robert Priseman and his wife Ally Seabrook in 2014. This selection of contemporary Chinese works is focused on small handmade works on paper created by leading Chinese artists working in the 21st century.

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4171/contemporary-chinese-art-from-the-priseman-seabrook-collection.html

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Mat Collishaw

  • 14 March — 7 June 2020

Mat Collishaw rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of the defining generation of Young British Artists alongside his contemporaries Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas. Often drawing on subjects from the history of art and photography, his works play with binary opposites: nature and artifice, sacred and profane, beauty and the abject. They reveal the compelling power of imagery to attract and repel as well as to deceive us. A consistent preoccupation has been his fascination with early forms of photography and other Victorian devices of illusion such as the zoetrope. In combination with such recent technology as virtual reality and animatronics, he creates works that address the moral dilemmas of the present day.

Featuring his 2016 installation Albion – a ghostly apparition of the Major Oak – and The Centrifugal Soul, this is the first major exhibition of Collishaw’s work to be mounted in the city of his birth.

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4169/mat-collishaw.html

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Ivon Hitchens: Gallery Tour

  • 14 November 2019 1-2pm *on now

A gallery tour of the Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour exhibition with artist, Roy Pickering.

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4137/ivon-hitchens-gallery-tour.html

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Ivon Hitchens: Lecture - Making Paint Sing

  • 20 November 2019 6-9pm

Ivon Hitchens sought to make a song of nature in paint. Dr. Michael Tucker considers painting’s relationship to music through the work of Hitchens and other artists including Kandinsky, Mondrian and Miró.

Admission

£3

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4141/ivon-hitchens-lecture-making-paint-sing.html

Fully Fashioned: Talk - Celebrating 235 Years of Luxury Knitwear Manufacturing

  • 21 November 2019 1-12pm

John Smedley Ltd. of Lea Mills, Derbyshire, one of the first companies to install fully fashioned knitting machinery, produces fine gauge knitwear using traditional hand finishing techniques alongside cutting-edge technology. Jane Middleton-Smith discusses the way the firm uses its business archive for inspiration, research and for engagement with the local community, education groups and the public.

Admission

£3

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-collections/event/4149/fully-fashioned-talk-celebrating-235-years-of-luxury-knitwear-manufacturing.html

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Ancient Craft: Stone Carving

  • 23 November 2019 11am-4pm

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, through to completing your carving. Alan Micklethwaite was for many years Head of Sculpture at Lincoln Cathedral and has established his reputation as one of the country’s finest restoration carvers.

Suitable for age 16+ (all abilities and experiences)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£50

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Ivon Hitchens: Gallery Tour

  • 28 November 2019 1-2pm

A gallery tour of the Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour exhibition with Neil Walker, Head of Visual Arts Programming at Lakeside Arts.

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4138/ivon-hitchens-gallery-tour.html

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Ivon Hitchens: Gallery Tour

  • 12 December 2019 1-2pm

A gallery tour of the Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour exhibition with Nicholas Alfrey, Honourary Research Associate, History of Art.

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4139/ivon-hitchens-gallery-tour.html

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Archaeology NOW Talk: After Boudicca: Being Roman in the Land of the Iceni

  • 16 December 2019 1-2pm

The Iceni were the tribe of Boudicca, who famously revolted against Rome in AD60/61. After the revolt, the limited textual sources paint a picture of impoverishment and scholarship on Roman Britain has often considered the tribal territory as a backwater in the Roman period. However, archaeological evidence suggests a more complex picture, with the Iceni participating in the Roman world on their own terms and maintaining a distinctive regional identity. This talk, based on the speaker’s excavations at Venta Icenorum, will discuss the evidence for the ways in which the Iceni responded to Rome after the death of the queen who made them famous.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/museum/event/4180/archaeology-now-talk-after-boudicca-being-roman-in-the-land-of-the-iceni.html

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A Georgian Christmas

  • 18 December 2019 From 7:30pm

Christmas in late-18th century England was a time for the upper classes to give lavish balls and parties at their country estates. Period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass presents a taste of the elegant and diverting music that accompanied the festivities. This ‘Band of Musick’, a traditional Georgian militia ensemble of clarinets, horns and bassoon, will regale you with quintets, marches, dance music and regional carols fit for the gallery of Pemberley itself!

Johann Christian Bach: Military Quintets (Dublin, c. 1770)
attr. John Mahon: Quintet from The Clarinet Instructor
James Brookes: Select Pieces for a Military Band together with solos, duets, cotillions, carols, etc.

Admission

£18

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-collections/event/4198/a-georgian-christmas.html

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Georgian Delights: Talk - Making Music in Georgian Britain

  • 18 December 2019 1-2pm

Making music was a central activity in Georgian homes, contributing to an expansion of the music printing and instrument building trades in the period. In this talk, Professor Jeanice Brooks of the University of Southampton, explores how musical materials were used and displayed in the home.

Admission

£3

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-collections/event/4175/georgian-delights-talk-making-music-in-georgian-britain.html

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Film Screening: Beau Brummell (1954)

  • 16 January 2020 From 7pm

Beau Brummell (Stewart Granger) rises from poverty to become the friend and adviser of George, Prince of Wales (Peter Ustinov). When Brummell oversteps the mark with the Prince, he risks his position at court and his chance at finding happiness with the aristocratic Lady Belham (Elizabeth Taylor).

The film will be introduced by Dr Richard Gaunt.

Admission

£5

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-collections/event/4174/film-screening-beau-brummell-1954.html

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Georgian Delights: Gallery Tour

  • 27 January 2020 2:30-3:30pm

Join the exhibition curator, Dr Richard Gaunt, for a guided walk through the Georgian Delights: Life During the Reign of George IV (1820-1830) exhibition and learn about the stories behind the items on display.

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-collections/event/4165/georgian-delights-gallery-tour.html

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Georgian Delights: Talk - ‘Lies! Lies!’ Reactions to the Accession of George IV (1820-21)

  • 29 January 2020 1-2pm

George IV inherited the throne at a time of economic stress and popular political unrest, accompanied by a constitutional crisis over the status of his wife, Queen Caroline. On the bicentenary of George IV’s accession, Professor Malcolm Chase of the University of Leeds considers the strength of popular political feeling in Britain during a year of European revolutions.

Admission

£3

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Nottingham Chinese New Year Gala 2020

  • 6 — 7 February 2020 7-8pm
  • 8 February 2020 1-2pm, 3:30-4:30pm

Join us to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rat. A tenacious, successful and optimistic zodiac animal, the Rat embodies much of what we look for at the start of the New Year. A sweeping array of entertainment ranging from enchanting Chinese Erhu, Guzheng and Bamboo Flute music, to edge-of-your-seat group Kung Fu routines, will weave together a beautiful tapestry of the contemporary and traditional. Share the boundless energy of the Rat with us – the perfect way to begin the year.

All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre. Please note: to maximise the charitable donation raised by this event, it is not included in our multibuy offer and there are no concessions.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 (before 26 Jan), £10

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/theatre/event/4166/nottingham-chinese-new-year-gala-2020.html

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Georgian Delights: Talk - ‘The Diabolical Cato Street Plot’

  • 24 February 2020 1-2pm

On the evening of 23 February 1820, Bow Street Runners entered a hayloft in Cato Street, London, to arrest a group of armed conspirators who were planning to assassinate the British cabinet at a dinner in Grosvenor Square. Exhibition curator Dr Richard Gaunt re-considers the Cato Street Conspiracy, by uncovering its motivation, history and consequences.

Admission

£3

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/special-collections/event/4177/georgian-delights-talk-the-diabolical-cato-street-plot.html

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Archaeology NOW Talk: The Enduring Story of Troy

  • 3 March 2020 1-2pm

The story of the Trojan War has been reinvented and retold for 3,000 years. The British Museum’s BP exhibition Troy: Myth and Reality (21 November 2019 – 8 March 2020) takes up the challenge of telling the story once more and explores its fascination for archaeologists, artists and many others. Vicky Donnellan will discuss the exhibition and the experience of displaying the myth, its reality and legacy.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3

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Mat Collishaw: Lecture - Artist's Introduction

  • 13 March 2020 6-7pm

Mat Collishaw gives an introduction to the ideas underlying his multi-layered artistic practice and the works in his solo exhibition.

Admission

£3

Website

https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4170/mat-collishaw-lecture-artists-introduction.html

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Georgian Delights: Talk - Two Sides of a Royal Coin: George IV as Husband and Brother

  • 18 March 2020 1-2pm

Acclaimed historical biographer Flora Fraser will speak about her research in the Royal Archives when writing The Unruly Queen: The Life of Queen Caroline and Princesses: The Daughters of George III. George IV grew to detest his wife, Queen Caroline, but was a loving friend to his six sisters. Flora will examine these two sides of a royal coin.

Admission

£3

Nottingham Lakeside Arts
University of Nottingham
University Park
NG7 2RD
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
England

Website

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