What’s On

Sep
3
Sat
The Curious Case of Leonardo’s Bicycle by BRICK (aka John Stuart Clark)
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Curious Case of Leonardo’s Bicycle by BRICK (aka John Stuart Clark)

Join cartoonist BRICK for an illustrated, factual and humorous talk as he discusses a hidden drawing discovered during the restoration of Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus that revealed he ‘invented’ the bicycle! What is the truth behind this discovery; is it a hoax, a fraud or for real, and how does this controversy fit with Leonardo’s passion for horses?

BRICK is the writer/cartoonist behind Depresso, To End All Wars and The Curious Case of Leonardo’s Bicycle, and is Hon. Assoc. Prof. of Comics at the University of Nottingham.

Places are strictly limited and booking is essential.  All talks are free, but normal entry charges apply. 

Sep
10
Sat
‘Pop-up’ Choral Performance: The Petrus Singers @ Nottingham Castle
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Long Gallery, as part of Heritage Open Weekend

In honour of the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, The Petrus Singers – a group of young professional singers under the direction of Peter Siepmann (Director of Music at St Peter’s Church) – will perform the Missa Pange Lingua by Josquin des Prez.  Josquin was a direct contemporary of Leonardo, living from c.1450 to 1521, and the “Pange Lingua” Mass was one of his last compositions, written in c.1515, just three years before Leonardo died.

 

Leonardo and the Art of Invention by Dr Matthew Landrus
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Leonardo and the Art of Invention by Dr Matthew Landrus

Discussing Leonardo’s career as artist-engineer and the discoveries he made in his ‘book on useful inventions’, this illuminating talk will focus on mechanics and ingenuity. Dr Landrus will also examine a number of Leonardo’s approaches in the exhibition, including the impressive use of the metal stylus and other media that will encourage visitors to look more closely at the works on display.

Dr Matthew Landrus is Research Fellow at Wolfson College & Faculty of History, University of Oxford.

Places are strictly limited and booking is essential.  All talks are free, but normal entry charges apply. 

Sep
11
Sun
Nottingham Mela 2016 @ Nottingham Castle
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Nottingham’s annual South Asian celebration returns this September as Mela 2016, with a three day spectacular of music, dance, film screenings, sports, family friendly activities and delicious cuisine.

On Sunday 11 September, the festival fills Nottingham Castle for a full day extravaganza coinciding with the National Heritage Open Days.

Free Entry. All are welcome.
More details to follow > http://bit.ly/24PVUuM

For stall enquiries please contact: Bhavisha@nae.org.uk

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Sep
17
Sat
Leonardo and the Animated Universe by Prof Martin Kemp
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Leonardo and the Animated Universe by Prof Martin Kemp

The exhibition highlights Leonardo’s remarkable vision of motion in continuous space and of the operation of dynamic force in Nature.  This lecture will highlight the way that Leonardo moved away from static modes of representation, using a wide variety of new visual techniques across the whole of his activities in art, science and technology. It will include actual animations of Leonardo’s drawings.

Martin Kemp FBA is Emeritus Professor in the History of Art at Trinity College, University of Oxford.

Places are strictly limited and booking is essential.  All talks are free, but normal entry charges apply. 

Sep
22
Thu
Feline Life Drawing at the Kitty Café @ Kitty Cafe
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Feline Life Drawing at the Kitty Café, Nottingham

£5 per person.  Booking essential.

Join pet-portrait artist Hannah Satchwell, in a feline ‘life drawing’ session at the Kitty Café – Nottingham’s unique ‘Café and Cat Rescue Centre’ located a short walk from the Castle on Friar Lane.

Inspired by Leonardo’s drawings of cats, participants will take part in a one-off drawing workshop where the Kitty Café resident cats will roam free amongst the furniture and sofas.  Bring your own drawing materials, sketchbooks or drawing tablets and capture these wonderful (and ever moving!) little characters just as Leonardo did.  Hannah will be on hand to guide and encourage you through some techniques on the evening.

Cake, snacks, and hot and cold drinks will be available to buy on the evening.  No previous drawing experience necessary but you are required to bring your own drawing equipment.

Sep
24
Sat
Filarete’s Sforzinda and ‘citta’ Ideali’ of the Italian Renaissance by Dr Valeria Passetti
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Filarete’s Sforzinda and ‘citta’ Ideali’ of the Italian Renaissance by Dr Valeria Passetti
Libro architettonico by Filarete (1400-1469) written in the 1460s represents one of the first examples of a modern architectural treatise dealing with the platonic and Vitruvian principle of classic architecture and ideal cities.  Sforzinda, the enigmatic ideal city dedicated to Francesco I Sforza, lord of Milan, was never built but is so vividly represented in the pages of the book that it inspired his contemporaries and continues to inspire today.

Dr Valeria Passetti RIBA IHBC, Principal Architect is a conservation architect, broadcaster, lecturer and art historian.

Places are strictly limited and booking is essential.  All talks are free, but normal entry charges apply. 

Please note that unless stated normal admission applies to all events and all children must be accompanied by an adult.