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WorldService Project & Zeitgeist
events - Live
WorldService Project & Zeitgeist
30 Apr 2016
Celebrating the release of their third album, in-your-face jazz extraordinaires WorldService Project take to the Nottingham Contemporary stage as part of their national...
Art & Literature in the Nuclear Anthropocene
events - Talks
Art & Literature in the Nuclear Anthropocene
05 May 2016
Material legacies of nuclear technologies feature prominently in discussions about dating and marking the Anthropocene. In this session, Ele Carpenter, of Goldsmiths,...
Injustice: Screening and Discussion
events - Film
Injustice: Screening and Discussion
06 May 2016
Sceening of Injustice, a film about the struggle for justice by the families of people who have died in police custody. The screening will be followed by a...
Collabor-8 Focus: Life of Pi
events - Young Events
Collabor-8 Focus: Life of Pi
06 May 2016
We’re so excited to announce our first Collabor-8 Focus, a film night like no other! See the incredible Life of Pi in the galleries after hours, surrounded by...
Mas Y Mas
events - Live
Mas Y Mas
07 May 2016
Mas Y Mas play their own irresistible mix of Latino, flamenco and Afro-Cuban influenced music woven together by driving dance rhythms and rich vocal harmonies.Doors 8pm,...
Family Weekends May - June
events - Family Events
Family Weekends May - June
07 May 2016 - 26 Jun 2016
We've got loads of free family activities designed to inspire imaginations and help you explore our exhibitions together. 30 April – 2 May: May Day ArtJoin us over...
Mutual Appreciation (2005)
events - Film
Mutual Appreciation (2005)
08 May 2016
Directed by Andrew Bujalski.We start the season with one of the first films of the movement. A young musician (Justin Rice) from Boston arrives in New York following the...
Mumblecore!
events - Film
Mumblecore!
08 May 2016 - 19 Jun 2016
For our second season of The Screen at Contemporary we bring you Mumblecore! - a movement that came out of the mid noughties US Indie film scene.  Think Woody Allen,...
Urban Vibrations
events - Talks
Urban Vibrations
10 May 2016
As part of the Practising Place programme, In Certain Places is proud to present an evening with artist Magda Stawarska-Beavan in conversation with historian Dr. James...
Simon Starling in Conversation
events - Talks
Simon Starling in Conversation
12 May 2016
Nottingham Trent Universiy is delighted to host, in collaboration with Nottingham Contemporary, an 'in conversation' evening with Sam Thorne, Director of Nottingham...
Luddites Day: Smash the Looms
events - Talks
Luddites Day: Smash the Looms
14 May 2016
A session of performances and a walking tour exploring Luddites’ histories in Nottingham lead by local historian Roger Tanner.
Matt Henshaw
events - Live
Matt Henshaw
14 May 2016
Matt Henshaw is a music machine. Playing 500 shows in little over 18 months through 7 different countries, his hard work, honest songwriting and voice that has been...
WEA Weekend Course
events - Courses
WEA Weekend Course
14 May 2016 - 15 May 2016
Led by Associate Artist Chris Lewis-Jones, this course will take influence from Simon Starling’s exhibition. During this lively weekend, students will explore...
Stravinsky on the pianola by Rex Lawson
events - Live
Stravinsky on the pianola by Rex Lawson
15 May 2016
Rex Lawson, the world's foremost exponent of the pianola, and University of Nottingham alumnus, plays a concert in the galleries. 3pmFree
Beyond Wage Slavery: Opening Ken Coates’ Archive
events - Talks
Beyond Wage Slavery: Opening Ken Coates’ Archive
19 May 2016
Is socialism possible? An evening discussion looking at the figure of Ken Coates and his work around industrial democracy, education and socially useful production....
Austerity Cafe
events - Live
Austerity Cafe
21 May 2016
An evening where lyricism meets musicality, as a gathering of troubadours present tales from the here and now, days gone by and times to come.
Baghead (2008)
events - Film
Baghead (2008)
22 May 2016
Directed by Mark & Jay Duplass.Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem...
American Music Listening Sessions-3
events - Talks
American Music Listening Sessions-3
26 May 2016
Music has played a key role in the angry response to racist policing and contemporary America. Nick Heffernan, lecturer in American and Canadian Studies at the University...
The Elephant Men and Robyn Hughes-Jones
events - Live
The Elephant Men and Robyn Hughes-Jones
28 May 2016
Bringing their unique sound to Nottingham Contemporary, The Elephant Men are made up of some of the finest touring musicians currently residing in Nottingham, including...
May Half Term Family Fun
events - Family Events
May Half Term Family Fun
28 May 2016 - 05 Jun 2016
Discover the exhibition and create together this May Half Term!Create dramatic transformations and step into a new world of industry and science.11am - 3pmFree
"How Many Natures Can Nature Nurture?"
events - Talks
"How Many Natures Can Nature Nurture?"
02 Jun 2016
"How Many Natures Can Nature Nurture?" is a general title for a series of inquiries on the impact of the anthropological concept of multinaturalism on ecological ideas...
Artist Talk: Michael Beutler
events - Talks
Artist Talk: Michael Beutler
07 Jun 2016
As a prelude to his summer exhibition, Michael Beutler introduces his work and calls for local collaborators. 6.30pm - 8.30pm 
Humpday (2009)
events - Film
Humpday (2009)
12 Jun 2016
Directed by Lynn Shelton.Two friends Ben and Andrew meet after having not seen each other for 10 years. During a party, they find themselves locked in a "mutual dare"...
Museum, Musex, Mutext, Mutant
events - Talks
Museum, Musex, Mutext, Mutant
14 Jun 2016
A talk by Miguel A López, chief curator of TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica, on institutional critique in Latin America. More than a decade ago the Peruvian philosopher and...
Backlit Walkthrough
events - Talks
Backlit Walkthrough
15 Jun 2016
Matthew Chesney, Director of Backlit, in Conversation with Daniel Brown, Astronomy Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University.
Day Study Trip
events - Special Events
Day Study Trip
16 Jun 2016
To close the current season of The Study Sessions: Anthropocene in the Midlands we have organised a day trip with a visit to the British Geological Survey (BGS)...
Tiny Furniture (2010)
events - Film
Tiny Furniture (2010)
19 Jun 2016
Directed by Lena Dunham.Described as second wave Mumblecore, we follow Aurora, an ambitious film school graduate, as she struggles to make sense of life and love on...
Manual Labours In Residence
events - Special Events
Manual Labours In Residence
19 Jun 2016 - 26 Jun 2016
Manual Labours is a ongoing research project exploring physical and emotional relationships to work, initiated by Jenny Richards and Sophie Hope.
American Music Listening Sessions-4
events - Talks
American Music Listening Sessions-4
23 Jun 2016
Alternately despised and rehabilitated, easy listening music dominated the popular music landscape from the 1940s to the 1960s. Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies...
Michael Beutler
art - Exhibitions
Michael Beutler
16 Jul 2016 - 25 Sep 2016
Michael Beutler's installations transform spaces with sculptural interventions. Working across genres, he encourages alternative perceptions, opening up new views, and...

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