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Do something different with your evenings at Late Shift. Unwind with a cocktail from the Late Shift Bar, enjoy the DJ as you explore the Gallery and engage in talks and discussions every Thursday night. On Friday nights, listen to live music or get creative in our popular drop-in drawing class.

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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
21 September 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

In Conversation: The Verve’s Urban Hymns at 20

In Conversation: The Verve’s Urban Hymns at 20

A part of Late Shift
21 September 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Verve’s Urban Hymns, photographer Chris Floyd, who spent a year photographing the band as they recorded and toured their seminal album, talks to journalist Miranda Sawyer.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
22 September 2017, 18:30
Room 14
Free

Join artist Susan Wilson for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Maria-Christina & The 7 Pedals

Live Music: Maria-Christina & The 7 Pedals

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
22 September 2017, 18:30
Room 22
Free

An eclectic mix of traditional and avant-garde electric harp that creates cinematic soundscapes.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
28 September 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Ben Osborne plays an electronic set, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

Lecture: Truth and Imagination, or What do Artists see in Dress?

Lecture: Truth and Imagination, or What do Artists see in Dress?

A part of Late Shift
28 September 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dress historian Aileen Ribeiro explores the intimate relationship between art and dress from the 17th century to the early 20th century

BSL Gallery Tour: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

BSL Gallery Tour: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
28 September 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of this display of distinctive work by artists who were refugees from Austria and Poland. Led in BSL.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Cerian

Live Music: Cerian

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist, Cerian, launches her highly anticipated debut EP Caught in the Dark.

Life Drawing: From the Masters

Life Drawing: From the Masters

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2017, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Our popular life-drawing sessions take place on the last Friday of each month in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
5 October 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: Nottingham

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: Nottingham

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
5 October 2017, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Project artist Katherine Green talks about the display of new work created in collaboration with students from Farnborough Academy, Nottingham

Drop-in-Drawing

Drop-in-Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
6 October 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Laura Zakian & Steve Lodder

Live Music: Laura Zakian & Steve Lodder

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
6 October 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The jazz vocalist presents old favourites plus a sneak preview of newly penned originals.

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift||Music||LGBTQI

A part of Late Shift
12 October 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar as DJ Neil Prince creates a set in response to the works on display.

In Conversation: Iris Murdoch and Visual Culture

In Conversation: Iris Murdoch and Visual Culture

A part of Late Shift
12 October 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dr Anne Rowe, Dr Frances White and Dr Lucy Bolton examine the impact of the visual arts on Murdoch’s work and think about the ways in which her writings can enhance our understanding of visual culture including painting, photography, sculpture and cinema.

Live Music: Alice Phelps Band

Live Music: Alice Phelps Band

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
13 October 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

An ethereal harp centric collective, with music influenced by folk from near and far.

Drop-in-Drawing

Drop-in-Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
13 October 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
19 October 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

In Conversation: Victorian Celebrities: G.F. Watts’ Hall of Fame

In Conversation: Victorian Celebrities: G.F. Watts’ Hall of Fame

A part of Late Shift
19 October 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join us to celebrate 200 years since the birth of painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts. Writer and broadcaster A N Wilson and Art Historian Richard Ormond discuss Watts’ extraordinary career as a portraitist. The discussion is chaired by Alison Smith, curator of Victorian art at Tate Britain.

Live Music: Sara Minelli

Live Music: Sara Minelli

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
20 October 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The award-winning flautist performs intriguing new music in a solo performance.

Drop-in-Drawing

Drop-in-Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
20 October 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift||Music||LGBTQI

A part of Late Shift
26 October 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection – from spoken word to classical, via jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.

In Conversation: Cézanne Portraits

In Conversation: Cézanne Portraits

A part of Late Shift
26 October 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

John Elderfield, curator of the major new exhibition Cézanne Portraits, talks to Tim Marlow, Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts.

BSL Tour: Creative Connections: Nottingham

BSL Tour: Creative Connections: Nottingham

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
26 October 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

A tour of this display which presents new work documenting insights into community identities in Nottingham. Led in BSL.

Live Music: Ignite: Wigmore Hall

Live Music: Ignite: Wigmore Hall

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
27 October 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Wigmore Hall’s Ignite ensemble performs pieces created by young people as well as their own compositions.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
27 October 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Robin Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: Inspired by Cézanne

Life Drawing: Inspired by Cézanne

A part of Late Shift
27 October 2017, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Our popular life-drawing sessions take place on the last Friday of each month in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
2 November 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Lecture: Through the glass Darkly - Black History and Portraiture

Lecture: Through the glass Darkly - Black History and Portraiture

A part of Late Shift
2 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

With a special focus on black British history, broadcaster, writer and historian David Olusoga explores the relationship between biography and portraiture.

Drop-in-Drawing

Drop-in-Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
3 November 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Shirley Smart and Kourosh Kanani

Live Music: Shirley Smart and Kourosh Kanani

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
3 November 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Gypsy jazz, Parisien musette and swing from this acclaimed cello and guitar duo.

Late Shift Extra: Queer Perspectives is 10!

Late Shift Extra: Queer Perspectives is 10!

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures||LGBTQI

A part of Late Shift
9 November 2017, 18:00-21:00
Free

Join us for an extravaganza to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Gallery’s pioneering LGBTQI programme curated and hosted by artist Sadie Lee

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
10 November 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Anne Pigalle

Live Music: Anne Pigalle

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
10 November 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Embodying the femme fatale of the 40s, the revolutionary chanteuse presents French poetry and performance in response to Cézanne Portraits.

Performance: In Remembrance: Poetry and Song of the First World War

Performance: In Remembrance: Poetry and Song of the First World War

12 November 2017, 15:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To mark Remembrance Sunday, this special performance features work by David Jones, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Ivor Gurney and other war poets read by actors Nicholas Farrell, Seiriol Tomos and Dave Fishley, accompanied by pianist Tessa Uys.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
16 November 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Lecture: Updating Jane Austen

Lecture: Updating Jane Austen

A part of Late Shift
16 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Novelist Joanna Trollope, who updated Sense and Sensibility in 2013, describes what it was like to take a novel written in 1809 and make it as relevant and sharply observant to contemporary readers.

Live Music: EFG London Jazz Festival: Heidi Vogel

Live Music: EFG London Jazz Festival: Heidi Vogel

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
17 November 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Vocalist Heidi Vogel sings songs inspired by Cézanne Portraits and French composers from the early 20th century.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
17 November 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
23 November 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets.

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

A part of Late Shift
23 November 2017, 18:30-19:15
Room 7
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

There are two sessions – the first at 18.30 and the second at 19.30.


In this gallery talk, artist Julian Opie discusses the subjects and processes behind his works currently on display in Julian Opie after Van Dyck.

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

A part of Late Shift
23 November 2017, 19:30-20:15
Room 7
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

There are two sessions – the first at 18.30 and the second at 19.30.


In this gallery talk, artist Julian Opie discusses the subjects and processes behind his works currently on display in Julian Opie after Van Dyck.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 November 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: Impressionism in Music

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: Impressionism in Music

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
24 November 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A soirée of Impressionist French chamber music and song in response to Cézanne Portraits.

Life Drawing: Ways of Looking

Life Drawing: Ways of Looking

A part of Late Shift
24 November 2017, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Our popular life-drawing sessions take place on the last Friday of each month in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.

The Drawing Room: Focus on Mark Making

The Drawing Room: Focus on Mark Making

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

27 November 2017, 13:00-15:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Experiment with creating different textures that appear in portraits using a variety of marks.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
30 November 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Lecture: ‘Sit like an apple’: painting people as if they were things

Lecture: ‘Sit like an apple’: painting people as if they were things

A part of Late Shift
30 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Professor Paul Smith, University of Warwick, attempts to explain why Cézanne painted portraits, and apples, in the peculiar way he did.

BSL Gallery Tour: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

BSL Gallery Tour: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
30 November 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

John Wilson explores the influences of Van Dyck and his contemporaries upon Julian Opie’s work. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.