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Fri 11 Apr

Win goodies with The Lunchbox

To celebrate the release of delightful Indian indie The Lunchbox, the lovely folks at Curzon and Artificial Eye have given us a copy of Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape: 100 Classic Indian Recipes to give away.

To be in with a chance to win, simply drop us an email with your name and address and 'The Lunchbox' in the subject line at m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk

Deadline for entry is midnight on Thursday 1 May 2014. Good luck!

Thu 03 Apr

Business in the making at Broadway

We are very pleased to announce our Designer Maker Season of specialist industry support in May. Facilitated by Projector, the season offers emerging designer makers the opportunity to meet industry insiders, review products and discuss their business needs, enabling them to develop and strengthen their business practice.

At the heart of Nottingham’s vibrant Creative Quarter, Broadway seeks to support employment and enterprise for people entering and working in the creative and digital content industries. Managed by Broadway and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Projector offers creative individuals and businesses access to free 1-2-1 business advice, workshops and industry support.

Cheryl Gill, Enterprise Manager for Projector stated: “This is an excellent opportunity for emerging designer makers to learn about the potential marketplace and customers; understand how to price work and maximise income as well as meet and gain insight from the industry.”

For more information and to sign up for the season, please visit http://shinewithprojector.org.uk/opportunities/

Thu 03 Apr

Win goodies with The Past and Artificial Eye

To celebrate the release of The Past, the folks at Artificial Eye have given us some goodies to give away. To enter the competition, simply send us the response to the question below and your name and address at m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Tue 25 Mar

Public screening for BFI Film Academy

Broadway is proud to present a free public screening of three short films produced by the latest BFI Film Academy participants, on Thursday 3 April at 6.00PM.

Featuring local professional actors and shot using industry standard equipment, Black Pudding, Lightbulb Moment and Press Button and Wait for Signal 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 five-minute-long shorts and meet the young talented directors, producers and writers behind them.

The second BFI Film Academy delivered by Broadway took place between October and December 2013. Eighteen young people aged 16-19 took part in an intensive “Experience Film” programme involving 75 hours of activity, which included practical filmmaking and developing an understanding of film theory, the film industry, and the production of short films. Broadway will also host a third edition in late-2014.

The BFI Film Academy screening will take place at Broadway on Thursday 3 April at 6.00PM. 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_screening More guests are to be confirmed for the event.

Please note this screening has been given a certificate 15.

Fri 28 Feb

Win goodies with Nymph()maniac and Artificial Eye

To celebrate the release of Lars von Trier's new film Nymph()maniac, the lovely folks at Artificial Eye have given us some goodies to give away.

To enter the competition, simply send us an email with your name and address at m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Thu 27 Feb

Monty Python's Life of Brian screening cancelled

Some things in life are bad. They can really make you mad. But unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our screening of Monty Python's Life of Brian scheduled for Sunday 30 March 2014 at 2PM has been cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope the following piece of advice from the Monty Python will be able to help you overcome this sad news:

When you're chewing on life's gristle. Don't grumble, give a whistle - And this'll help things turn out for the best.

And always look on the bright side of life.

Fri 14 Feb

Near Now-commissioned Ototo launches on Kickstarter

A musical invention originally commissioned by Near Now, Broadway’s commissioning and artist development programme, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to start production.

Ototo is a kit from design and invention studio Dentaku, that allows anyone to quickly and easily create their own electronic musical instrument, without any prior electronics experience. With Ototo you can unpack the kit and start making a saxophone out of drainpipes, a vegetable piano, a custom synthesiser interface - anything you can imagine!

The Kickstarter campaign was launched last Friday to raise funds to start the first production run of the Ototo kits. Backers are able to choose from a variety of kits, which include different sensors to experiment with, such as light, force and breath, as well as more standard dials and sliders. Since launching Dentaku are already over £20,000 into their £50,000 goal.

Commissioned by Near Now in 2013, Ototo was first tested during a two-day workshop at GameCity in October. The invention has since been shortlisted for the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition as one of only two UK representatives in a prestigious list of international inventors, composers and designers.

Yuri Suzuki, Co-Founder of Dentaku says:

“We wanted to create a kit that makes physical computing and interactive projects accessible

for everyone. Getting into coding and understanding electronics can be a barrier for creativity,

Ototo allows anyone to build amazing electronic sound projects with minimal knowledge.”

Back Dentaku's Ototo Kickstarter campaign at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/905018498/ototo-make-music-from-anything

For more information about Near Now please visit http://nearnow.org.uk/

For more information on the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition please visit http://guthman.gatech.edu/2014-semi-finalists

Fri 14 Feb

Grease sing-a-long screening at Broadway in aid of Cancer Research

Broadway is proud to present a special sing-a-long fundraising screening of Grease, organised and hosted by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, on Friday 28 February at 8.30PM.

The public screening will be an opportunity to raise money for Cancer Research UK and to sing along to chart-topper hits such as You’re the One that I Want and Summer Nights. Dressing up as your 50s alter ego is also encouraged and themed cocktails will be also available on the night.

Broadway based filmmaker, Jeanie Finlay, who organised the event said: “Cancer Research is a charity that is very close to my heart. That’s why I’m delighted to be hosting, along with Shazza’s Sparkles, this very special fundraising screening of Grease. So whether you’re a Sandra Dee, A Pink Lady or a T-Bird – don your fifties finest and sing along with all the classics, knowing that your ticket is supporting a brilliant cause.”

The Grease sing-a-long fundraiser screening will take place on Friday 28 February at 8.30PM. All profits will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

THIS SCREENING IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Wed 05 Feb

The Wolf of Wall Street showing for one more week

Due to popular demand, The Wolf of Wall Street will be showing for an extra week on our screens from this Friday - giving you an extra chance to catch it before the winners are announced at the Academy Awards early March.

Additional screenings and times are now available on our website.

Thu 30 Jan

Broadway announce 2014 Near Now Fellows

Near Now, Broadway’s commissioning and artist development programme, is proud to announce Dejan Mitrovic, Harry Sanderson and Ben Vickers as the very first Near Now Fellows.

The Near Now Fellowship is a new national scheme established to support the artistic and professional development of UK-based practitioners across art, design, technology and education disciplines through a 15-month placement with Near Now.

The Fellowship comes in line with Near Now’s commitment to work closely with artists and designers to produce and present projects that critically explore the place and impact of technology in everyday life.

Between January 2014 and March 2015 the Near Now Fellowship will support the three Near Now Fellows through a tailored development programme, following a structured and longitudinal model including peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and critical feedback.

Broadway is proud and excited to be making this long-term commitment to supporting, developing and positioning those artists and their work within a national context.

The 2014 Near Now Fellows display exceptional artistic talent and an awareness of contemporary and historical art, design and technology theory and praxis. Their work is grounded in contemporary culture, criticality and a desire to challenge themselves and their practice.

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Dejan Mitrovic
Dejan is a London-based design entrepreneur from Belgrade, Serbia. After graduating from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London with an MA+MSc in Innovation Design Engineering, Dejan founded KIDE, which combines his greatest interests: design, education and working with children. KIDE is a system for primary schools which allows children to design and make their own toys using 3D printers. Dejan also works as a tutor at the Royal College of Art (sustain.rca.ac.uk), and is a visiting lecturer at Ravensbourne College and Imperial College London.
http://www.playkide.com/
http://dejanmitrovic.weebly.com/

Harry Sanderson

Interested in technology's relationship to capitalism and the capacity of technology to dematerialize the presence of human labor, Harry has written for MetaMute; presented for Transmediale, Berlin; and performed at CCA, Glasgow and Spike Island, Bristol. Harry works with and exhibits digital video and code-based, interactive, and online artworks both individually and as part of a collective called Your Body is A Temple (YBT); LuckyPDF at Frieze; and at galleries in London including [space] and Arcadia_Missa.

http://harrysanderson.com


Ben Vickers

Ben Vickers is a curator, writer, network analyst, technologist and luddite. He is currently Curator of Digital at the Serpentine Gallery, co-runs LIMAZULU project space and facilitates the development of unMonastery, a new civically minded social space based on contemporary monastic principals; set to open in 2014. Ben is interested in how systems of distribution, both human and other, come to affect our personal perception of reality.

http://www.benvickers.net/