Lectures, concerts and exhibitions

Keele University is pleased to offer a range of events that are open to our alumni.  From reunions and concerts, to lectures and exhibitions, Keele is your lifelong connection to intellectual opportunities.

5
Oct 2022
a painting of a young boy

5 Oct 2022 to 14 Nov 2022

A collection of contemporary paintings by Staffs Uni MA Fine Art graduate William Ntiamoah, whose practice focusses on two narratives and draws a critical view on social, political and cultural issues. In partnership with Kwanzaa Collective UK*, as part of the Africa 54 program.

Chapter's Café 9:00AM
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5
Oct 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

5 Oct 2022 to 5 Oct 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 12:00PM
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12
Oct 2022
bas relief of scrum scene

12 Oct 2022 to 30 Nov 2022

An exhibition featuring emerging and established artists from Staffordshire.

Keele University Art Gallery, Chancellor's Building 10:00AM
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12
Oct 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

12 Oct 2022 to 12 Oct 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 12:00PM
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15
Oct 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

15 Oct 2022 to 15 Oct 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 11:00AM
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16
Oct 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

16 Oct 2022 to 16 Oct 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 11:00AM
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19
Oct 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

19 Oct 2022 to 21 Sep 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 12:00PM
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19
Oct 2022
image of Dominic seated wearing a shell suit jacket and holding his violin

19 Oct 2022 to 31 Aug 2022

Parliamentary Jazz award nominee 2020 and Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition semi-finalist, Dominic Dominic will be performing music from his upcoming E.P “Letters” alongside some of the most excit-ing emerging jazz stars in the UK - Jonny Mansfield on vibraphone, Miles Mindlin on guitar Will Sach on bass and Jay Davis on drums.

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University 7:30PM
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22
Oct 2022
Michael Mansfield

A special event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Community Legal Outreach Collaboration Keele (CLOCK) and the latest in a series of Grand Challenges lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Keele Hall Ballroom and Online via Microsoft Teams 6:30PM
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24
Oct 2022
image of clare shaw looking to left and smiling wearing glasses in woodland setting

Clare Shaw has four poetry collections with Bloodaxe. Their latest collection Towards a General Theory of Love was awarded a Northern Writer’s Award, and was published in May 2022. Clare is Co-Director of the Kendal Poetry Festival and a regular tutor for Wordsworth Grasmere and the Arvon Foundation.

Senior Common Room, Keele University 7:30PM
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26
Oct 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

26 Oct 2022 to 26 Oct 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 12:00PM
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2
Nov 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

2 Nov 2022 to 2 Nov 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 12:00PM
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2
Nov 2022
image from silent film Nosferatu of Dracula on a boat

2 Nov 2022 to 2 Nov 2022

In 1922 one film changed cinema and defined screen terror. 100 years later, it continues to haunt and terrify audiences. 2022 brings the centenary of the most influential horror film of all time. Live organ to silent film in the atmospheric surroundings of Keele University Chapel with Andy Quin.

Keele University Chapel 7:30PM
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7
Nov 2022
image of Kate Pullinger at lectern reading

Kate Pullinger writes for both print and digital platforms and is winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, one of Canada's most prestigious literary prizes. 

Senior Common Room, Keele University 7:30PM
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9
Nov 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

9 Nov 2022 to 9 Nov 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 12:00PM
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15
Nov 2022
poster imagine, with patterning on the left side

15 Nov 2022 to 15 Dec 2022

Tribes is a Kwanzaa Collective UK* exhibition which showcases the art of Black and Brown artists living and working in Staffordshire and Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.

Chapter's Cafe Gallery 9:00AM
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16
Nov 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

16 Nov 2022 to 16 Nov 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 12:00PM
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16
Nov 2022
image of performer Sarah Watts blowing a bass clarinet

16 Nov 2022 to 16 Nov 2022

An evening of focus on influential jazz performer Eric Dolphy.

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University 7:30PM
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21
Nov 2022
image of Emma Purshouse smiling resting hand on chin and looking forwards

Emma Purshouse is a freelance writer, performance poet and slam champion.

Senior Common Room, Keele University 7:30PM
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23
Nov 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

23 Nov 2022 to 23 Nov 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 12:00PM
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30
Nov 2022
Image of blue and gold jug

30 Nov 2022 to 30 Nov 2022

All are welcome to visit the Raven Mason Collection of ironstone china, located in the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall.

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall 12:00PM
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30
Nov 2022
Alice Eldridge

The latest in a series of Grand Challenges lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Salvin Room, Keele Hall and Online via MS Teams 6:00PM
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30
Nov 2022
image of Harriet raising violin in the air with orchestra behind and candles

30 Nov 2022 to 30 Nov 2022

An evening of classical music by candlelight at Keele University Chapel. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, Correli's Christmas Concerto and Deborah Pritchard's Wall of Water.

Keele University Chapel 7:00PM
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5
Dec 2022
image of keele hall at night

It is that time again, of mince pies, mulled wine and an open mic for Keele’s very own creative writing talent.

Senior Common Room, Keele University 7:30PM
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7
Dec 2022
image of guitar quartet holding their guitars inside a blue toned church with candles

7 Dec 2022 to 7 Dec 2022

This program traverses the ages with the Mēla guitar quartet’s scintillating arrangements of much-loved classical works and original compositions. Join us for the last concert in the run up to Christmas 2022.

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University 7:30PM
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25
Jan 2023
image of the four players from the quartet seated with instruments, smiling looking at each other

25 Jan 2023 to 25 Jan 2023

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January, the Piatti Quartet, play quartets by two of the Terezín composers who perished in Auschwitz in 1944. The programme concludes with a work by Beethoven that featured in the ghetto’s remarkable cultural life.

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University 7:30PM
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8
Feb 2023
Malik Al Nasir

In partnership with the Race Equality Lecture Series

The Salvin Room, Keele Hall and Online via MS Teams 6:00PM
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8
Feb 2023
image of Chineke quartet plus Chi-chi Nwanoku CBE

8 Feb 2023 to 8 Feb 2023

Chineke!’s motto is: ‘Championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’. The organisation aims to be a catalyst for change, realising existing diversity targets within the industry by increasing the representation of Black and ethnically diverse musicians in British and European orchestras. Chineke!

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University 7:30PM
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22
Feb 2023
image of 12 performers holding their music and standing in a circle - view from above

22 Feb 2023 to 22 Feb 2023

Stile Antico marks 400 years since the death of William Byrd by exploring the many faces of this extraordinary composer, amongst the greatest that England has ever produced.

Keele University Chapel 7:30PM
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1
Mar 2023
Michelle Phillips

The latest in a series of Grand Challenges lectures from the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Salvin Room, Keele Hall and Online via MS Teams 6:00PM
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15
Mar 2023
image of orchestra performing under wind turbines

15 Mar 2023 to 15 Mar 2023

Be transported to the world of breath-taking mountains, lush valleys and glittering turquoise lakes with this immersive Alpine-theme programme. Part of Green Festival 2023.

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University 7:00PM
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