Lido to Lakeside 1924 to 1992

We’re making a splash this summer celebrating 25 years of Nottingham Lakeside Arts. In a special installation, the Djanogly Gallery will be reimagined as the old Highfields Park Lido. Commissioned digital artist Barret Hodgson invites visitors to take a unique and interactive dip through the decades, from the opening of the Lido in 1924, through to its final season in 1980, and on to the opening of the Djanogly Gallery in 1992. The two week installation is an immersive, and at times interactive, 25 minute experience for everyone to enjoy, inspired by memories and images of Highfields Lido, and featuring highlights of exhibitions from the Djanogly Gallery from the last 25 years.

Come on in, the water’s lovely!

Highfields Lido was one of the many gifts Sir Jesse Boot made to the city of Nottingham. When it opened in August 1924 it was the largest inland open-air swimming pool in the country. It remained a prominent feature of Highfields Park until the City Council closed the space after its summer season in 1980. Eventually the Lido was demolished and the site acquired by the University of Nottingham.

In 1992, the Djanogly Gallery and Angear Visitor Centre opened to the public, and in 1994 the adjacent School of Music and Djanogly Recital Hall opened, completing the first stage of the arts centre. In 2001, the Pavilion, including the Djanogly Theatre, was opened, and in 2011 the galleries were expanded and the University Museum relocated to Lakeside.

Today almost 200,000 visitors annually attend and participate in events at Lakeside Arts as part of the University of Nottingham’s public arts programme. We hope Sir Jesse Boot would be proud.

We’d be delighted to hear your memories of the Highfields Lido – join us at facebook.com/LakesideArts #LidoLakeside to reminisce and share.

Saturday 17 June – Sunday 2 July
Djanogly Gallery
Open Tuesday-Sunday (Closed on Mondays)
Suitable for all. Timed entry tickets £3
Running time: approx. 25 minutes.
Lido to Lakeside will run up to 8 times daily* (*closed on Mondays)

Showing Times

Saturday 17 June
11.30am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm

Sunday 18 June
12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm

Tuesday 20 June
12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm

Wednesday 21 June
11.30am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm, 6.30pm, 7.15pm

Thurday 22 – Saturday 24 June
11.30am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm

Sunday 25 June
12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm

Tuesday 27 June
11.30am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm 

Wednesday 28 June
11.30am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm, 6.30pm, 7.15pm

Thursday 29 June – Saturday 1 July
11.30am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm

Sunday 2 July
1.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm

All proceeds go to the University of Nottingham’s Life Cycle 7 charitable cause – Children’s Brain Tumour Research.
Book tickets via the link or call our box office team on 0115 846 7777

http://tickets.lakesidearts.org.uk/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=130939

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