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Fri 21 Aug

Join us in celebrating Nottingham’s creative talent

Celebrating Nottingham’s Creative Talent

Nottingham is home to some amazing creative talent, and we’re proud to say that we have worked with many of them. Over the past three years, Projector has supported Creatives looking to start or grow their business.

Save the date and join us for our Showcase and Exhibition; to celebrate the participants and their work.

Date: Wednesday 16th September 2015

Exhibition: open all day, booking not necessary

Location: Broadway Cinema, Lower ground Floor

More activities to be announced, watch this space!



Wed 19 Aug

Jonathan Rigby to narrate long-lost Dracula script from Hammer archive for Mayhem Film Festival

Mayhem Film Festival are to present a live stage reading of an un-filmed Hammer script as part of their 11th edition this October. The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula was written by legendary Hammer writer/producer Anthony Hinds in the late 1960s but never adapted for the screen.

Actor and film historian, Jonathan Rigby, author of the indispensable guide to British horror English Gothic: Classic Horror Cinema 1897-2015 and Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History, will act as the narrator and be accompanied by a group of actors to bring to life this never-seen-before Hammer Dracula story, in a unique immersive ‘screenless cinema’ experience.

Lying firmly in the tradition of the classic Hammer Dracula films, The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula, sees Count Dracula escape to India where his evil influence is just as insidious and powerful. Anthony Hinds who wrote the script was the son of Hammer Films co-founder, Will Hammer, and was famous for his work on The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), The Phantom of the Opera (1962) and The Evil of Frankenstein (1964). The script would have been written for Christopher Lee at the time.

“This is a completely unique event for Mayhem, explains festival Co-Director Chris Cooke, and a great pleasure to work with horror expert and film historian Jonathan Rigby. He’s also a talented actor and will be perfect as our narrator, taking a live audience by the hand and leading them into Gothic darkness. Hammer Films have never felt more important to the history of British cinema, so this is a great opportunity for an audience to imagine a piece of classic cinema that sees Count Dracula resurrected before their eyes.”

The one-of-a-kind event is made possible thanks to Hammer Films, CATH (Cinema and Television Research Centre) and the De Montfort University.

Mayhem Film Festival takes place on 15-18 October at Broadway, Nottingham with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Early Bird Passes for the festival are available at the discounted price of £55. For more information and to book your passes, please visithttp://www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem

Wed 19 Aug

Win a bundle of Studio Ghibli DVDs

To coincide with our screening of LAPUTA: CASTLE IN THE SKY on Saturday 22 August, as part of Studio Ghibli Revisited, the lovely folks at StudioCanal have given us some goodies to give away.

One lucky winner could win a big bundle of Ghibli DVDs including Arrietty, My Neighbour Totoro, From Up on Poppy Hill and more.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Sat 08 Aug

Mayhem Film Festival announce first guest and closing film

Mayhem Film Festival are thrilled to announce Steve Oram’s Aaaaaaaah! and Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation as the first two films from this year’s line-up.

Taking place on 15-18 October, Mayhem Film Festival will close its 11th edition with Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation. Hailed as Kusama’s strongest work by Variety, The Invitation is a deeply disturbing, slow burn horror thriller from the director of Jennifer’s Body.

This year, the festival will also welcome back Steve Oram (Sightseers) with his directorial debut Aaaaaaaah! produced by Andrew Starke and executive produced by Ben Wheatley (Rook Films). The film, which contains no traditional dialogue, is an insane and hilarious collision of Romeo and Juliet and The Planet of the Apes in suburbia. Steve Oram will make the trip to present the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A.

"We're really pleased to be screening both Aaaaaaaah! and The Invitation - two great films which really reflect the diversity of our programme, ranging from surreal dark comedy to atmospheric, unsettling tension, explains Mayhem’s Co-Director’s Steven Sheil. We're also really excited to be welcoming Steve Oram back to Mayhem, after Sightseers - his collaboration with Ben Wheatley and Alice Lowe - proved such a hit with our audience in 2012."

Mayhem Film Festival will take place at Broadway, Nottingham on 15-18 October. Early Bird Passes for the festival are available at the discounted price of £55 HERE.

Wed 15 Jul

Teen Mayhem are looking for 6 young people aged 9-13

This year Teen Mayhem are looking for six young people aged 9-13 year-old to programme a weekend of film screenings that will take place on 28 and 29 November.

Teen Mayhem is Mayhem Film Festival’s new strand dedicated to young people with a curiosity for genre cinema and television, and aiming to inspire young people to engage with the genre. This year, Mayhem is collaborating with Film Hub Central East as part of the Young Programmers initiative to invite six young people to come to Broadway and learn about festival programming and marketing.

Spread over six dates, the programme will allow participants to take part in discussions, screenings and masterclasses to learn about distribution, design, marketing, operations and programming in collaboration with staff from Mayhem Film Festival and Broadway Cinema.

As part of these sessions, it will be down to the young people to watch, choose and programme what will be shown during Teen Mayhem and help with the overall marketing for the event.

If you are interested in this opportunity then please download an application form below or email Ella Townsend at e.townsend@broadway.org.uk

Please note all participants must be available on the following dates:

Summer sessions:
Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 August
10.00AM – 4.00PM

Autumn session
Monday 26 & Tuesday 27October
10.00AM – 4.00PM

Teen Mayhem
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November
10.00AM – 4.00PM

You can download an application form here. Deadline for application is 5PM on 31st July 2015.

Tue 14 Jul

Broadway selected to pilot a new programme to support artists working with technology

Broadway is selected as part of a pilot aimed at supporting innovation across arts and technology.

The programme will support people working at the intersection of arts and technology, and has been set up by Arts Council England and Innovate UK.

Responding to rapid developments in technology and accompanying shifts in ways of working, the programme focuses support on groups of creative people who are exploring the place and impact of technology in our lives.

It will explore how best to support new talent and ideas emerging across a range of fields from making to bio-tech, data and interaction.

Through the programme, Arts Council England and Innovate UK also intend to explore how this practice can best be sustained; in particular how the different values it generates – artistic, social and commercial – can be capitalised on.

Exploring the best ways to strengthen an eco-system of artistic and creative practice

Delivered through three organisations - Manchester Digital Laboratory, Broadway in Nottingham, and Makerversity in London - participants in the pilot programme will be provided with the space, the tools, networks and the advice necessary to develop new practices, ideas, products and services. Learning from the pilot will help improve understanding of how arts and technology practices can flourish.

Near Now Studio at Broadway in Nottingham

Broadway in Nottingham will evolve its successful Near Now Fellowship scheme to develop an arts and technology studio, adopting best practice from human-centred design to critically explore emerging markets within the collaborative economy.

Studio members, with complementary skill sets and artistic practice, will progress individual and group projects through ideation, prototyping and production, supported by 1-2-1 coaching, peer workshops and expert-led business seminars examining value creation across arts and technology.

MadLab in Manchester

Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) will run a structured ‘accelerator’ programme for artists working with new and emerging technologies, connecting to an international network of expert digital makers, technologists and creative entrepreneurs.

Designers, makers and artists working together at Makerversity

Building on its workspace and facilities at Somerset House in London, Makerversity will bring together a broad group of designers, makers and artists working with technology to support them in developing specific areas of innovative work. Activities might include individual coaching, exploratory making sessions where groups are challenged to create together using a new material or new type of technology, and workshops focused on specific identified skills gaps such as business modelling or storytelling.

Commenting on the pilot, Dawn Ashman, Arts Council’s Director, Creative Industries said:

‘This is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the value of creative and arts practice in fostering innovation. Some of the most innovative and risky projects in various areas of technological endeavour are driven by artists, experimenting with technology, engaging users in new ways and critically reflecting on the impact of new technologies. We are excited to be working with Innovate UK to pilot this programme, and see this as the beginning of a long-term relationship to support original and innovative arts practice’.

Next steps and more information

Depending on the outcome of the pilots, it is hoped that a fuller programme might be rolled-out from late 2016.

Keep up to date with progress from the Near Now Studio by following @nearnow on Twitter or visiting nearnow.org.uk

Tue 14 Jul

Applications are now open for Into Film Summer Workshops

Broadway has been selected as a Delivery Partner for the Into Film filmmaking programme 2015.

Broadway is looking for 30 young people aged 13 – 15 to take part in a two week See It Make It: Summer Workshops taking place at Broadway during day activities from Monday 3rd August – Friday 14th August 2015, excluding weekends.

The project’s programme is based around the theme of wellbeing which will provide opportunities to watch and discuss a selection of films to help expand the film knowledge of young people and to help inspire their own creativity in developing ideas for their own film. Young people will then be supported through the film production process to develop their creative and technical filmmaking skills in key production roles.

You will work here at Broadway with professional film makers, learn practical skills, meet writers, directors and producers and, as a small team, produce your own short film to help promote the following subthemes.

• Anti-bullying

• Online safety

• Healthy relationships

Information Sheet

Application form

Applications will close on the 28th of July at 5PM.

Mon 29 Jun

Customer notice: Possible disruption to booking system

We are currently in the process of changing our box office system. We are working hard to make sure there is as little disruption as possible, however, there may be short periods of times between Monday 8pm and Tuesday 2pm where you may not be able to purchase tickets or memberships.

You may also notice our booking process will look different. This is normal as we transition from one system to another, but please feel free to contact us should you have any concerns or enquiries.

As this is quite a big update, please note we may experience some minor bugs in the next few weeks. We are working to make the transition as smooth as possible, but please bear with us as we familiarise ourselves with this new system, and do feel free to contact us should you need any assistance.

If you do need to contact us, please call our box office at 0115 952 6611.

Many thanks,

The team at Broadway

Wed 24 Jun

Public Screening for BFI Film Academy at Broadway

Broadway is proud to present a free screening of three short films produced by the participants of the third BFI Film Academy on Saturday 4 July at 12PM.

Featuring local professional actors and shot using industry standard equipment, Distraction, Paraliesed and Wedged were all written and produced by the 18 young aspiring filmmakers taking part in the programme.

The screening will be an opportunity to discover the three short films and meet the young talented directors, producers and writers behind them.

The third BFI Film Academy delivered by Broadway took place between January and March 2015. Eighteen young people aged 16-19 took part in an intensive “Experience Film” programme involving 91 hours of activity, which included practical filmmaking and developing an understanding of film theory, the film industry, and the production of short films.

The BFI Film Academy screening will take place at Broadway on Saturday 4July at 12PM. Tickets are free and available from Broadway’s box office, on 0115 952 6611 and online at http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film-bfi-film-academy-short-film-showcase

Please note this screening has an advised 12A certificate.

Wed 24 Jun

We're looking for people to join our team

Broadway is expanding its management team. We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, Venue Manager, Bar Manager and Kitchen Manager to work as part of the Operational Management Team. Following completion of our arts and technology studio spaces the team will maintain the highest standards when managing the full range of Broadway’s operations and activities, whilst ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for all our customers and visitors to enjoy.


VENUE MANAGER

Venue Manager - Person Specification June 2015 (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Venue Manager - Job Description (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Broadway Application Form - Venue Manager (Word Document, 0.2 Mb)

To apply, please return your application form to Simon Ackrel by 1 July 2015 at

Interviews for this role will be held week commencing 27 July 2015.

BAR MANAGER

Bar Manager - Person Specification June 2015 (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Bar Manager - Job Description (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Broadway Application Form - Bar Manager (Word Document, 0.2 Mb)

To apply, please return your application form to Simon Ackrel by 1 July 2015 at

Interviews for this role will be held week commencing 13 July 2015.

Trials for this role will be held week commencing 20 July 2015.


KITCHEN MANAGER

Kitchen Manager - Person Specification June 2015 (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Kitchen Manager - Job Description (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Broadway Application Form - Kitchen Manager (Word Document, 0.2 Mb)

To apply, please return your application form to Simon Ackrel by 1 July 2015 at

Interviews for this role will be held week commencing 13 July 2015.

Trials for this role will be held week commencing 20 July 2015.

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