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The Grand Tour
art - Exhibitions
The Grand Tour
04 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015
Book a free place at the exhibition launch >> For Season 1 of The Grand Tour at Nottingham Contemporary Pablo Bronstein has chosen 62 works of fine and...
Free Family Fun All Summer
events - Family Events
Free Family Fun All Summer
04 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
We've got loads of free family activities designed to inspire imaginations and help you discover our exhibitions this summer.Come to our house to draw, build and make....
Free Family Fun July
events - Family Events
Free Family Fun July
04 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
We've got loads of free family activities designed to inspire imaginations and help you discover our exhibitions this July. Come to our house to draw, build and...
Mas Y Mas
events - Live
Mas Y Mas
04 Jul 2015
Doors 8pm, live music from 9pm Free  Mas Y Mas play their own irresistible mix of Latino, flamenco and Afro-Cuban influenced music woven together by driving dance...
Then, if you are lucky, even you leave
art - Small Collections Room
Then, if you are lucky, even you leave
04 Jul 2015 - 16 Aug 2015
Amsterdam-based artist Jacqueline Bebb has transformed the Small Collections Room into a three-dimensional travelogue, documenting the 2000 mile road trip she undertook...
Spot Talks
events - Gallery Tours
Spot Talks
06 Jul 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
Free, drop in Short 20-30 minute talks on individual galleries conducted by our Gallery Assistants. Tuesdays 3.30pm Wednesdays 5.30pm Thursdays...
The Grand Tour: Walkthroughs
events - Gallery Tours
The Grand Tour: Walkthroughs
08 Jul 2015 - 16 Sep 2015
The walkthroughs focus on selected artworks and ideas in the exhibition with plenty of time for discussion.  No need to book. Meet at Reception!...
Hannah Obee and Matthew Hirst
events - Gallery Tours
Hannah Obee and Matthew Hirst
08 Jul 2015
Hannah Obee is exhibitions curator at Chatsworth House where she has worked since 2003. She attended The University College Wales, studying her BA in Art History and...
Pablo Bronstein in Conversation
events - Talks
Pablo Bronstein in Conversation
08 Jul 2015
Pablo Bronstein in conversation with International Design critic Alice Rawsthorn, author of Where Design Meets Life.6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, The Space Alice...
Learning Preview
events - Special Events
Learning Preview
09 Jul 2015
4.30-6.30 pmFreeWith each new exhibition we have a Learning Preview especially for teachers and tutors. One of our Associate Artists will show you around and suggest ways...
Kayu Gangsa - Nottingham Gamelan Orchestra
events - Live
Kayu Gangsa - Nottingham Gamelan Orchestra
11 Jul 2015
Doors 8pm, live from 9pm Free entry  Originating from south-east Asia, Gamelan is the name for the traditional orchestra found in parts of Indonesia and Malaysia....
The Grand Tour Revisited
events - Talks
The Grand Tour Revisited
14 Jul 2015
A panel discussion that traces The Grand Tour from its history as a rite of passage for young aristocrats, to its legacy in collections.  Includesalternative...
Loudspeaker Exhibition: Strength, Courage, Confidence
events - Special Events
Loudspeaker Exhibition: Strength, Courage, Confidence
16 Jul 2015
Please join us in The Studio at Nottingham Contemporary from 11.30am – 1.30pm for a special exhibition by women from the Loudspeaker project, showcasing their creative...
Leaving the Fold
events - Talks
Leaving the Fold
16 Jul 2015
Graham Caveney looks at the tradition of transgression and departure in the letters of prominent aristocrats.6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, The StudioThis event is part of The...
Selected 5
events - Film
Selected 5
21 Jul 2015
Selected 5 is a new curated programme of artists’ film and video touring throughout May-July 2015 to some of the UK’s leading venues for showcasing artists’...
Let's Talk About Art
events - Talks
Let's Talk About Art
28 Jul 2015 - 22 Dec 2015
Last Tuesday of every month, starting 28/07/153.30pm - 5.30pmFree
Join us at the beach this summer!
events - Family Events
Join us at the beach this summer!
29 Jul 2015 - 26 Aug 2015
Every Wednesday during the school holidays.11.30am – 2.30pm, Free.The Beach , Old Market Square.Join us at the beach for more creative fun. Look out for the Nottingham...
Land and Resistance: A Walking Tour
events - Talks
Land and Resistance: A Walking Tour
30 Jul 2015
Roger Tanner and Christopher Richardson lead a walking tour through the city's sites of resistance rebellion. Tour will depart from Nottingham Contemporary.6.30pm -...
Free Family Fun August
events - Family Events
Free Family Fun August
01 Aug 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
We've got loads of free family activities designed to inspire imaginations and help you discover our exhibitions this August. Come to our house to draw, build and...
Screening: Jubilee
events - Film
Screening: Jubilee
04 Aug 2015
Queen Elizabeth I and her occult aide Dr John Dee travel into the future, encountering the megalomania of big business as well as gangs of violent, marauding killers. The...
Screening: The Draughtsman Contract
events - Film
Screening: The Draughtsman Contract
11 Aug 2015
Mr. Neville, a young and arrogant artist and something of a Byronic hero, is contracted by Mrs. Virginia Herbert to produce a series of 12 landscape drawings of an estate...
Screening: The Taking of Power By Louis XIV
events - Film
Screening: The Taking of Power By Louis XIV
18 Aug 2015
The death of chief minister Cardinal Mazarin, the construction of the palace at Versailles, the extravagant meals of the royal court: all are recounted with the same...
To the Castle!
events - Talks
To the Castle!
20 Aug 2015
Start 6.45pm St Peter Square (outside M&S) Look out for the Loaf On A Stick!Alternatively, assemble outside Nottingham Contemporary at 6.30pm and we will walk with...
Book Launch
events - Talks
Book Launch
01 Sep 2015
A book launch and discussion with author Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt.
The Horror of Objects: Writing Workshop
events - Talks
The Horror of Objects: Writing Workshop
04 Sep 2015 - 05 Sep 2015
Evan Calder Williams, author of the Desecration Harware blog and the book Combined and Uneven Apocalypse and Roman Letters, leads a two-day writing...
The Country and the City
events - Live
The Country and the City
08 Sep 2015
Nottingham Clarion Choir present the other side of the Grand Tour with words and songs of the people’s resistance and rebellion in the 19th century,  referencing...
End of Summer School
events - Talks
End of Summer School
14 Sep 2015 - 16 Sep 2015
This three day school will look at the theories and struggles at the juncture of mental health, social justice and the ‘natural’ world.  Informed by Felix...

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