Events & Exhibitions at The Nottage

Every summer The Nottage hosts a variety of events driven by local demand. Artists book weekends or whole weeks to display and sell their work knowing that our popular venue will always attract visitors from far and wide.

Pop up shops, book launches, helping to facilitate the annual regatta. Our modern kitchen is also equipped to either cook a meal from scratch or facilitate a banquet ( as in the picture ) that are regular occurrences here as the building is flexible enough to accommodate all these different events. The Nottage also puts on an annual exhibition of its own, drawing from its extensive archive of local Wivenhoe history, photographs, and memorabilia.

The winter months see the return of the much-loved monthly talks. Heating up, screen down and the chairs set out for an interesting and informative delivery from experts in their field on many and diverse subjects. Always punctuated by tea, coffee, and biscuits. These talks are free to people who have become ‘Friends of The Nottage’, £3.00 per talk to everyone else.

Maybe you have an event we could help promote with our unique venue – just let us know.

Upcoming Events

Wivenhoe Art Trail

November 17th 18th and 19th
Over these three days we have the pleasure of hosting this event featuring artists, Jane Watson, Maureen Hume, Lone Quist Edwards and Rosanna Clare.

Poetry Evening – Attila the Stockbroker

Thursday 23rd November 7.00pm – 11.00pm
John Baine (born 21 October 1957), better known by his stage name Attila the Stockbroker, is an English punk poet, multi instrumentalist musician and songwriter. He performs solo and as the leader of the band Barnstormer 1649, who combine early music and punk. He has performed over 3,800 concerts, published eight books of poems, an autobiography (which itself has 38 poems in it) and in 2021 his Collected Works spanning 40 years. He has released over forty recordings (albums and singles)

Friends Evening Talk

Friday 24th November
A wonderful evening of slides and memories of Cook’s Shipyard

Art Exhibition

December 9th and 10th
Beautiful work by Frances Vincent and Julia Lord, not to be missed

Friends Winter Talks

If you would like to see the next three months cosy Friday evening talk list at the Nottage – just click onto the friends page. Free to members but non-members can come for a small fee. Tea, Coffee and biscuits in the interval, 7pm for 7.30pm. a ‘friends membership form’ is there to download if you would like to become a member.