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Thu 24 Jul

Win goodies with JOE and Curzon Film World

To celebrate the release of Joe and Nicolas Cage's comeback, the lovely folks at Curzon Film World have given us a bunch of goodies to give away including:

* Film poster

* Trucker hat

* Nicolas Cage DVD bundle (The Bad Lieutenant, Adaptation., Vampire's Kiss and Face/Off)

For a chance to win, drop us an email with your name, address and your favourite Nicolas Cage film at m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk

Joe opens at Broadway and nationwide on Friday 25 July.

Deadline for entry is midnight on Thursday 7 August. Good luck!

Fri 18 Jul

Win goodies with GRAND CENTRAL and StudioCanal

To celebrate the release of French drama Grand Central, the lovely folks at StudioCanal have given us a couple of DVDs (A Prophet and Suzanne) to give away.

For a chance to win, simply drop us an email at m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk with your name and address before midnight on 31 July 2014.

Good luck!

Fri 11 Jul

We recommend Current Situation at the New Art Exchange

Our friends at the New Art Exchange are currently hosting Yara El Sherbini's exhibition Current Situation, questioning world power through play.

Yara El-Sherbini's practice uses humour to question social and political systems of power and influence. The artist utilises recognisable formats within contemporary popular culture, such as pub quizzes and games, to playfully disarm viewers and the participants, engaging them with the socio-political ideas central to her work.

Including both off-site and on-site interventions, at the heart of the exhibition will be the newly commissioned artwork, The Current Situation. The piece is a participatory artwork that subverts the traditional 'buzz wire' game into the form of a giant metal map of the world. Visitors to the gallery will take on the challenge of navigating the borders of the global map with a hand held device. Some territories are more difficult to contour than others, examining notions around the establishment of borders, the division of land and expansion of empires.

The exhibition runs until Sunday 7 September 2014 and we highly recommend it. For more information and for opening times, please visit http://bit.ly/1iHeQHf


Wed 02 Jul

Broadway welcomes local actor who stars in adaptation of hit novel

Broadway is delighted to welcome local actor David Shackleton to introduce the film adaptation of international best-seller The 100-year-old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared in which he plays a key supporting role.

David plays Herbert Einstein, Albert Einstein’s fictional “idiot brother”, in the anticipated adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s novel in which a man embarks on the greatest adventure of his life on his 100th birthday. One of the few non-historical characters of the film, David’s Herbert Einstein has become one of the favourite characters from the popular story among readers and cinemagoers alike.

Originally a linguist, David joined the Nottingham Arts Theatre in 2006 to entertain his lifetime passion – acting. He became a professional actor in 2009 and in 2012, landed the plum role of Herbert in The 100-year-old Man…

About being part of such an experience, David says: “The dream of a lifetime, which I thought of as totally unrealistic, has come true and the great adventure I always sought did happen – and is still happening now in my 69th year.”

The 100-year-old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared is released at Broadway and nationwide on Friday 4 July. David Shackleton will be at Broadway to introduce the film and discuss the great adventure that took him to Budapest on Thursday 17 July at 1.30PM.

For more information about the film or to book tickets please visit http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film_the_100_year_old_man_who_climbed_out_the_window_and_disappeared

Picture: Robert Gustafsson and David Shackleton in THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

Wed 02 Jul

We're looking for 10 members for a free sweet tasting session

Here at Broadway, we are pretty serious about our confectionary, serving up treats both at the box office and at the café bar - but we think we can go one step further.

We are looking for 10 of our members to join us for a sweet tasting session, to help us choose the next range of sweet products that you will be able to purchase at the box office to take into our screens. The tasting session will take place on Tuesday 8 July between 7pm and 9pm. To register your interest, just e-mail your name and membership number to Annie at info@broadway.org.uk

Tue 24 Jun

More tickets available for GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen

Due to popular demand, we have released more tickets for the broadcast of Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, as part of the West End Theatre Series this Thursday at 7PM. Grab yours now!

Mon 23 Jun

Mayhem Film Festival prepares for anniversary

Mayhem Film Festival returns to Broadway this autumn to take you on a fantastic journey beyond the dark edges of film. Taking place from 30 October to 2 November, Mayhem will be celebrating 10 years of eeriness with previews, special events, midnight screenings, new releases and special guests.

Over the last decade, Mayhem has grown from a single short film programme to a four-day event, screening the best horror, sci-fi and cult shorts and features from around the world. The ever-growing festival saw its most successful edition last year with its biggest ever audience and exceptional events such as a screening of Don’t Look Now at St Mary’s Church with British director Nicolas Roeg, and a screening of silent film The Unknown with a specially-commissioned live score by Nottingham band 8MM Orchestra.

Plans for Mayhem’s 10th anniversary are already under way and discounted early bird passes will go on sale on 24 June at 10AM for the more eager Mayhem fans.

Mayhem are also on the look-out for scary shorts. Very much at the heart of the festival, the shorts programme is one of Mayhem’s most popular features, showcasing the best local, national and international shorts on the circuit. The call for scary shorts is now open and filmmakers can submit their entry for free until Friday 29 August.

To submit your scary short, please email Annie Parry at info@mayhemhorrorfest.co.uk

To book your Early Bird Passes at the discounted price of £55, please visit our box office or go online at http://www.broadway.org.uk

For more information about Mayhem, please visit www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem

Fri 20 Jun

Win goodies with CHINESE PUZZLE and StudioCanal

To celebrate the release of Cédric Klapsich's Chinese Puzzle, the lovely folks at StudioCanal have given us 3 DVDs to give away.

To enter the competition simply send the answer to the question below to m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Wed 18 Jun

MetOpera's The Death of Klinghoffer cancelled

We have just been informed by the MetOpera that the scheduled live by satellite transmissions of The Death of Klinghoffer on 15 and 16 November have been cancelled.

A new tenth show will be added to their 2014/15 season and we will make sure to communicate this through our website and social media channels.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Many thanks,

The team at Broadway.

Wed 18 Jun

Broadway receives Arts Council England Exceptional Award for Nelly Ben Hayoun's Disaster Playground

Broadway has received a £200,000 Arts Council England Exceptional Award through its commissioning and artist development programme, Near Now.

The award will go towards the production of Nelly Ben Hayoun’s new project, Disaster Playground, of which Broadway is an Executive Producer.

Disaster Playground is a creative platform investigating the design of emergency procedures in the space programme, with world-renowned space experts at NASA, the SETI (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence) Institute and an all-star team of composers, writers and international collaborators.

With a cutting-edge approach and through re-enactment of high alert situations by teams of space experts at NASA and the SETI Institute, Ben Hayoun will question what the space programme could be if members of the public were to share its human condition – the dilemmas faced by scientists over discovery and decision-making under pressure.

The project will result in an evolving platform of live events and experiences featuring films shot on location at NASA Headquarters, SETI, and Disaster and Emergency Response training facilities across the USA.

Award-winning experience designer and director Nelly Ben Hayoun is known as “the Willy Wonka of art and science”. Her bold practice has brought her to investigate the Large Hadron Collider and the empty lands of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Disaster Playground follows on from her research with the hugely successful International Space Orchestra, under Ben Hayoun’s directorship, at NASA Ames Research Center.

Near Now previously welcomed Ben Hayoun at Broadway in 2013, as part of its monthly talks series, to discuss her work founding the International Space Orchestra.

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said:

“The Exceptional Awards programme is a chance for us to invest in really remarkable ideas of national importance. Disaster Playground definitely falls within this category. Taking space exploration as its inspiration it will be a fascinating and cutting-edge production that audiences can enjoy as a live experience.”

John Tobin, Broadway’s Development Director said:

“The Exceptional Awards programme is extremely competitive. We feel our award is recognition of Nelly Ben Hayoun’s exceptional artistic talent and Broadway’s growing capabilities and ambitions in the arts”.

Mathew Trivett, Producer behind the Near Now programme said:

"We are proud to have worked with Nelly on Disaster Playground from research and development through to now its production. Nelly Ben Hayoun's practice, represents one of the nation’s brightest artistic talents, a fearless and passionate provocateur who has regularly been described as an ‘manufacturer of the impossible’."

Nelly Ben Hayoun, Disaster Playground Director and Designer of Experiences:

“It is a huge honour to receive the support of the Arts Council England, and to work in collaboration with the Near Now programme. In Disaster Playground, I have brought together an incredible team, and together we are creating a critical platform that investigates the political judgement of scientists, and the public’s apprehension of what space science and art should fulfill. I am grateful for such generous support, and I look forward to sharing Disaster Playground with
you in 2014/15, and helping to bring the wonder of Space Exploration back onto the nation agenda. We will reach the ‘final frontier’ with Disaster Playground!”

For news and updates, follow Disaster Playground online disasterplayground.com