What’s On

Oct
1
Sat
Big Draw @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm

The Big Draw Festival 2016
Join us for free drawing workshops in the Long Gallery and the Project Lab, and contribute to the biggest public drawing event we have ever staged in the museum! The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival from The Campaign for Drawing. Its 2016 theme of STEAM Powered (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) fits perfectly with the inventive imagination of Leonardo da Vinci.

Inventions by Mik Godley
Saturday 1 and 2 October
Project Lab, Nottingham Castle
Artist Mik Godley invites you to contribute to a large, da Vinci-inspired, floor-based ‘sketchbook’ of scientific inventions. Look at the exhibition for inspiration and let your imagination run free as you channel your inner artist-engineer or whacky inventor by sketching down your crazy concepts, or colouring-in the ideas left behind by others.
Suitable for all ages.

Fun Palaces meets The Big Draw!
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October 2016
Various locations, Nottingham Castle
Everyone an artist, Everyone a scientist. Two days to make, create, imagine and play! Bringing the wonders of art and science together, just like Leonardo Da Vinci. Fun Palaces believe in the genius in everyone and that creativity in community can change the world for the better. So join us as we explore the HUMAN MACHINE! Inspired by the da Vinci exhibition, there will be Sci–Art activities throughout the museum for the whole family to take part in, led by artists and scientists. This event is produced in collaboration with Ignite!, Nonsuch Theatre and Illuminate young arts collective.

Big Drawing Inspired by Evelyn Gibbs
Saturday 1 October
F Gallery and Studio 1
Linked with the Hidden Treasures project in Bilborough we will be looking at current exhibition Evelyn Gibbs in Peace and Wartime, taking inspiration from Gibbs unique style to create one big drawing. Join us for this free workshop to find out more about this prominent artist and contribute to a truly big draw!

Standard castle entry fees apply.

Leonardo through his drawings with Martin Clayton @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm

Leonardo through his drawings with Martin Clayton

Exhibition curator Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings , Royal Collection Trust, discusses the importance of drawing to Leonardo as artist and scientist throughout his career.

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

 

Oct
4
Tue
Museum Store Tours @ Brewhouse Yard
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

As part of Black History Month: join us for a tour of the African/Caribbean collections held by Nottingham City Museums and Galleries. There will be an opportunity to see objects held in store behind the scenes, led by the curator for social history and world cultures.

Please note this tour of a historic building includes steep steps, and will last about 45 minutes.

Places are limited so booking is essential.
Please email simon.brown@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call 0115 876 1429.

Oct
6
Thu
Museum Store Tours @ Brewhouse Yard
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As part of Black History Month: join us for a tour of the African/Caribbean collections held by Nottingham City Museums and Galleries. There will be an opportunity to see objects held in store behind the scenes, led by the curator for social history and world cultures.

Please note this tour of a historic building includes steep steps, and will last about 45 minutes.

Places are limited so booking is essential.
Please email simon.brown@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call 0115 876 1429.

Oct
8
Sat
Water is the driving force of all nature with Anthony Keyworth @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Water is the driving force of all nature with Anthony Keyworth

All great civilisations controlled and exploited rivers.  Only when flooding could be avoided and irrigation was made available could populations move on to trade goods, acquire wealth and then nurture the development of art and culture. This talk will outline modern river management techniques and compare them with Leonardo’s hydraulic knowledge when he designed the works on the River Arno.

Tony Keyworth is a retired civil engineer and former Severn Trent Engineering Manager who has spent most of his working life on water projects and has a passion for Italian history and culture.

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

Oct
15
Sat
FAMILY FUN TIME @ Brewhouse Yard
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FAMILY FUN TIME: BREWHOUSE YARD
15 OCT 12PM – 3PM

Join us for a family fun afternoon packed full of activities. Get stuck in with crafts, face painting and explore the museum with our new Explore and Draw Trail.

See website for prices and further details.

Oct
21
Fri
Halloween Ghost Hunt @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

HALLOWEEN GHOST HUNT: 7PM-12.30AM

Join Haunted Events UK to investigate the mysteries and spirits of the Castle. Explore David’s Dungeon and Mortimer’s Hole as you discover the secrets hidden beneath the Castle rock.

Investigate the Caves, dungeons and rooms in the old historic castle this halloween with the Haunted Events UK team with the #haun7edLIVE cast.

£39 – Adults Only
Booking essential: www.hauntedeventsuk.com

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