D. H. Lawrence

In celebration of the acquisition of the last known portrait of D. H. Lawrence to Nottingham City Museums, a seminar and a series of creative writing workshops give visitors the opportunity to explore and view the work of the famous Nottinghamshire writer.

This painting of D H Lawrence by Dutch artist Joep Nicolas (1897 – 1972) is currently displayed in Newstead Abbey’s Historic House, and visitors can enjoy as part of Standard Admission to the house also by booking tickets online or on entry to the House.


D. H. Lawrence Seminar + painting viewing


Dr Andrew Harrison – University of Nottingham

Dr Terry Gifford – Bath Spa University

Dates: Sunday 4th September

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Price: £35

Includes Seminar + afternoon tea, Historic House admission, viewing of the D. H. Lawrence painting & car parking

All participants must be over 16 years


Recent activities


Creative Workshops

Session lead: Dr Karen Buckley


  • Tuesday 19th July
  • Thursday 21st  July
  • Tuesday 2nd August
  • Thursday 4th August

Time: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Price: Free

All participants must be over 16 years
Please bring writing materials with you


A Portrait of D H Lawrence at Aldous Huxley’s House, Suresnes, 1929 by Joep Nicolas. Nottingham City Museums

Thanks to all funders that have donated and ensured Nottingham City Museums has been able to acquire the portrait.


Thank you to D. H. Lawrence Society and Friends of Nottingham City Museums who donated, in order for Nottingham City Museums to be able to acquire the portrait.

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