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Stories & Features

From the latest news to blogs straight from the rehearsal – check back here to see what's happening and keep up to date.

In the News:

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NEW YEAR, NEW MENU

Did you know that Lakeside is home to not one, but two cafés? Featuring an array of barista style coffees, assorted pastries and homemade sandwiches, the Pavilion and the Gallery Cafés make for the perfect spot to get your mid-afternoon sugar fix or to grab a lunchtime snack.

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GEORGIAN DELIGHTS

With February half term just around the corner, the thought of needing to entertain the little ones needn’t fill you with dread. Lakeside Arts has you covered with a jam-packed week full of children’s shows, workshops and activities. So, wipe that bead of sweat off of your forehead and let us do the entertaining.

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COLLABORATING WITH NOTTINGHAM NEW THEATRE

Since 2013, Lakeside has worked in partnership with Nottingham New Theatre, the University of Nottingham’s student run theatre and the only student run theatre in England, to deliver a professional development project. This project provides the opportunity for student to work with a professional theatre director and learn what it’s like to be part of a professional theatre company.

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THE NEXT CREATIVE ACADEMY EVENT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

Funded by the Office for Students between 2019 and 2022, the Creative Academy is part of the Creative Pathways programme, a new University of Nottingham initiative led by Lakeside Arts to help our students overcome these obstacles and to support diversification and graduate retention in the creative industries sector.  

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WHAT'S ON: FEBRUARY HALF TERM

With February half term just around the corner, the thought of needing to entertain the little ones needn’t fill you with dread. Lakeside Arts has you covered with a jam-packed week full of children’s shows, workshops and activities. So, wipe that bead of sweat off of your forehead and let us do the entertaining.

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FLIGHT: WHAT TO EXPECT

Innovative theatre company DARKFIELD have an international reputation for creating work at the forefront of technology and theatre. Their immersive shows in shipping containers use 360-degree sound through headphones, complete darkness and a variety of sensory effects to situate each audience member at the centre of intense narratives. So, what should you expect?

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OFF THE WALL

Crop Up are a student-led curatorial collective based at the University of Nottingham, however they aren't affiliated with the Student's Union, so they are completely self-funded. Crop Up began in 2012 by a group of art history undergraduate students and since then has grown to a group, changing every year, of all kinds of degrees. 

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IVON HITCHENS: SPACE THROUGH COLOUR INSTALL

In an exclusive interview with Lakeside Arts, curator Anne Goodchild reflects on the scope of Ivon Hitchens’ work and why her newest project will be a shock to even those familiar with his work.

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CREATIVE PATHWAYS LAUNCH

In May 2019 a new chapter began as Lakeside Arts and the University of Nottingham secured £293,315 worth of funding from the Office for Students Challenge Competition fund to expand on previous successes, to deliver a three-year long initiative called Creative Pathways.  

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IVON HITCHENS: SPACE THROUGH COLOUR

Saturday 2 November – Sunday 23 February
Djanogly Gallery


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