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Arts Events

08/25/2006 13:48:12

The Nuffield Theatre presentations

Ludus Dance, Dance Cuts 2006

2 December @ 8.00pm

Dance Cuts 2006
Dance Cuts 2006

Ludus Dance in partnership with the Nuffield Theatre is proud to present Dance Cuts 2006 at the Nuffield Theatre. This annual showcase celebrates the work of established and emerging artists from across Lancashire and promises to be an inspiring and diverse evening of dance. The evening will commence with a curtain raiser performance from the Ludus Youth Dance Company. This inspiring group of talented young dancers represented the North West region at this year’s National Youth Dance Festival, and were received with high acclaim. The Youth Company will be premiering their new work at Dance Cuts called ‘Ignition’ which was created by guest choreographer Kerry Nicholls.

To find out more about Dance Cuts or the work of Ludus Dance contact us on 01524 35936 or visit

Tickets: £8/ £5.50 Concessions, For tickets or further information contact the Box Office Tel: 01524 594151 (24 hour answerphone), Fax: 01524 847298, SMS Text: 07810 082832, Email:


Quarantine and Company Fierce present Susan & Darren

11 & 12 December @ 8.00pm

Susan & Darren
Susan & Darren

For a Christmas experience with a difference come to the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University on 11 & 12 December. You are invited to help Susan and Darren prepare for one of their famous parties. Along the way there will be devastation, dancing and intimate conversation. Friends and neighbours might pop in. There’ll be a lovely Christmas buffet with mince pies, turkey sandwiches and maybe some crackers.

Quarantine have fast developed an international reputation as one of Britain’s most distinctive creators of new theatre, creating a unique body of work that blends incredible invention with an intimate contact with reality. They won Arts Council England’s art05 award for outstanding achievement.

Dance workshop - Darren Pritchard will lead a dance workshop before each performance of Susan & Darren. All ages & levels of dance experience are welcome. The workshop is free, but you will need to buy a ticket for that night’s show if you want to attend the workshop. To find out more, call the Nuffield Box Office on 01524 594151.

Monday 11* & Tuesday 12 December @ 8pm (*BSL signed performance) Workshop 11 & 12 December 6.30 – 7.30pm (must be pre-booked – ring the box office for details)

Tickets: £8/ £5.50 concessions, For tickets or further information, Box Office Tel: 01524 594151 Fax: 01524 847298, SMS Text: 07810 082832, Email:


Exhibition by Shelley Burgoyne

31st October 2006 – 19 January 2007

An exhibition of prints and large drawings in the Atrium Gallery.

Tidal Trails continues research with sea water droplet samples along with recent work following the artist'sartist's fascination with flora, marine life and its connection to our own lives.

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

The Peter Scott Gallery Exhibitions

9 October until 8 December 2006

Main Gallery

Eight Hours Difference

Studio, Turlock by Ian Kennelly, oil on canvas - Californian artist exhibiting in 'Eight Hours Difference'
Studio, Turlock by Ian Kennelly, oil on canvas - Californian artist exhibiting in 'Eight Hours Difference'

An exhibition by eight artists who have a recent association with the Art Department of California State University at Stanislaus in the Central Valley of California, USA, will be on display in the Main Gallery from 9 October until 8 December. Artists represented include John Barnett, Dean De Cocker, Jessica Gomula, Ian Kennelly, David Olivant, Roland Reiss, Gordon Senior and Eleanor Wood.

Five of the artists are American and three are English artists who have moved to California to work for the State University and to develop their own art practice. Although the artists’ works are very different, each individual is concerned with exploring aspects of the human condition. The show includes installations, prints, mixed media works, sculptures and paintings.

The exhibition is part of an exciting exchange project between California State University and Lancaster University. Works by artists associated with the Art Section of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) at Lancaster University will be exhibited this month at California State University Art Gallery.


Manton Room

Botanical Illustrations

Study of an orchid by John Chambers, watercolour on paper, from 'Botanical Illustrations' exhibition in the Manton Room
Study of an orchid by John Chambers, watercolour on paper, from 'Botanical Illustrations' exhibition in the Manton Room

A selection of botanical illustrations from Lancaster University’s collections will be on display in the Gallery’s Manton Room. The exhibition will include exquisite hand coloured engraved prints and rare books from Lancaster University Rare Book Archive. Works from the Peter Scott Gallery’s collection will include watercolour studies by John Chambers (1869-1945) - Chief Designer at Pilkington’s Tile & Pottery Company during its Golden Era - from the Chambers Archive, Chinese paintings and prints and modern botanical works from the Irène Manton Collection

Maiolica Ceramics

An impressive display of Italian Maiolica ceramics from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries will be on show in the Gallery’s Ceramics Case. The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity for the public to see these fine ceramics, which are on loan from a private collection.

For further information please contact Lauren Humphries at the Peter Scott Gallery: Tel: 01524 592229


Timothy Wilson, Keeper of Art at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will deliver a talk about Italian Maiolica ceramics, in connection with the exhibition currently on display at the Gallery in the John Chambers Ceramics Room.

Cavendish Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University Campus

£4 per person, FREE to NUS card-holders and Friends of the Peter Scott Gallery

Please contact the Gallery for further information and to reserve a place: 01524 593057

Lancaster International Concert Series

30 November, 7.30pm

Paul Lewis • Piano

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.22 in F
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.13 in E flat,
‘quasi una fantasia’
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor,

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, ‘Grande Sonate’

Meet the Artist: 6.45pm

Tickets: £14, £11.50 (£11.50, £9 concessions) young person £5.50

BOX OFFICE: 01524 594151

The Hesketh Collection: Works of ornithology, history, botany and literature from Audubon to Shakespeare.

Ruskin Library From 30th September - 22nd December 2006

Open throughout the year - admission free. Monday-Saturday 11am - 4pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Enquiries Tel. 01524 593587


Connections : Literature, Birds & Botany: Items from Lancaster University Library complementing the Hesketh Collection exhibition in the Ruskin Library.

From 25th September - 22nd December 2006 in Lancaster University Library

For details of opening times see: or telephone 01524 592517