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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

Wed 11 Jun

Win a pair of tickets for the Hallé Orchestra with the Royal Concert Hall

Win a pair of tickets for the Hallé Orchestra with the Royal Concert Hall

Win a pair of top price tickets to the grand finale of the Royal Concert Hall’s classical music season on Thursday 12 June at 7.30PM. Enjoy an evening of exhilarating showpieces and cinematic soundscapes from the world renowned Hallé Orchestra.

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

Deadline for entry is 4PM on Wednesday 11 June. Good luck!

The Hallé

Thursday 12 June, 7.30pm

Cristian Mandeal Conductor

Valeriy Sokolov violin

Mon 09 Jun

Broadway to launch £100,000 film investment fund

Broadway to launch £100,000 film investment fund

Creative talent in and around Nottingham will soon benefit from the legacy of regional screen agency EM Media following the assignment of its digital investment fund residual assets to leading independent cinema Broadway. Combining EM Media’s legacy finance with its own funds, Broadway will now launch a £100,000 investment fund.

John Tobin, Broadway’s Development Director, who will head the fund, says “We’re proud that EM Media has entrusted Broadway with its legacy and given us the opportunity to build on its contribution to the British film industry. As a producing cinema, an investment fund is a notable addition to our growing portfolio of support for UK talent, which includes Near Now, our commissioning and artist development programme and Projector, our creative business support programme, alongside being a delivery partner of the BFI’s Film Academy UK Network. Already, filmmakers based at Broadway have their work seen by audiences around the world; we hope this fund will be the incentive for more local films to reach production”.

He adds “We’re anticipating the fund will primarily be for the development of feature length fiction and documentary films intended for theatrical release, from seed investment for early research through to advanced stage investment for packaging. Investment is likely to be, where possible, in projects co-financed with other partners and recoupable in line with industry practice. To reflect the uniqueness of Broadway managing a film fund and being a cinema, I expect we’ll be looking to prioritise projects that actively engage audiences from the very start.

More details about the fund and the application process will be announced on our website in July.

Fri 06 Jun

Win a signed poster with PULP and SODA Pictures

To celebrate the screening of Pulp with live by satellite Q&A from Sheffield Doc/Fest tomorrow, we have a signed poster to give away, courtesy of the folks at SODA Pictures.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Thu 29 May

Last minute film additions: AMERICAN INTERIOR and NEXT GOAL WINS

We have two documentaries joining our regular schedule from Friday so you can get away from the rain over the weekend!

Gruff Rhys's musical road trip American Interior and American Samoa's football team's quest for success Next Goal Wins join Palestinian drama Omar and Ken Loach's latest Jimmy's Hall as our four new films this week!

Mediterranean thriller The Two Faces of January and family favourite Postman Pat: the Movie both continue for another week.

To see and download our full schedule for the week, go here.

Thu 22 May

Rankin4Notts exhibition comes to Broadway

The world famous photographer, Rankin, is visiting St Ann’s Allotments in Nottingham on 16 May, to photograph allotment holders and volunteers.

We’re proud to say the resulting portraits will be on display in our Café Bar from Monday 19 May to 1 June from 5pm every day, after being displayed at the allotments at a special evening exhibition on the 16th May.

Rankin’s visit to the allotments and the evening exhibition of his work is part of the national Museums at Night festival, an annual UK-wide festival encouraging people to visit museums, galleries and heritage sites by throwing their doors open after hours and putting on special evening events.

The charities behind the allotments, The Renewal Trust and STAA, won a Museums at Night competition back in January, giving arts and heritage venues up and down the country the chance to win a visit from one of ten contemporary artists, including Rankin.

Nottingham beat off fierce competition from thousands of venues to go through to the final four vying for the chance to win Rankin. The decision was then put to a public vote and Nottingham won with over 40% of the vote.

The allotments are the oldest and largest area of Victorian detached town gardens in the UK and a grade II* listed heritage site. As a ‘living museum’ the allotments span 700 years of Nottingham history, and are home to around 700 individual allotment gardens as well as community projects, enjoyed by local people.

Rankin said:

"I'm really proud to be part of Museums at Night, a fantastic festival which encourages people to engage with heritage sites, museums and galleries in their local neighbourhoods. Being chosen by the people of Nottingham with such an overwhelming majority of votes was a real honour. I feel very lucky to be partnered with such a unique and historically rich site such as St Ann's and I look forward to capturing the allotment holders and community workers that make St Ann's Allotments so special."

Fri 16 May

Win goodies with THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY and StudioCanal

Win goodies with THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY and StudioCanal

To celebrate the release of Hossein Amini’s directorial debut The Two Faces of January, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac, the lovely folks at StudioCanal have given some goodies to give away.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Fri 09 May

Win goodies with FRANK and the folks at Curzon

To celebrate the release of Frank the lovely folks at Curzon Film World have given us some goodies to give away.

To enter the competition simply drop us an email at m.gueneau@broadway.org.uk with the answer to the question below and your name and address:

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Fri 02 May

Business in the making: Folksy and Design Factory at Broadway

As part of our season of industry specific support for designer/makers 'Business in the Making' we are hosting a FREE panel debate and networking event with a number of industry experts including with Folksy and Design Factory.

With tips and hints on surviving the challenges of early start-up, and an insight into some of the ‘must-dos’ in order to maximize success, this event provides a great opportunity for designer/makers to speak to industry insiders, make connections and discuss business challenges with peers.

Folksy.com is the largest online service focusing purely on craft and handmade, in the UK. There are over 20,000 active sellers providing a supporting environment for people new to selling online. The platform attracts more than 10,000 people every day looking to buy craft, unique designs and handmade work. We love craft work, the skill and the inventiveness of people who use their hands to design and make things.

Design Factory is the leading creative development agency in the East Midlands, working with hundreds of selected designer/makers from across the region to help them achieve their ambitions; Design Factory showcases award-winning and unique products designed and handmade by the very best makers from the East Midlands region of the UK.

Cheryl Gill, Enterprise Manager for Projector stated: “This is an excellent opportunity for emerging designer makers to learn about the potential marketplace and customers; network, meet and gain insight from the industry.”

Cost: FREE: Booking is essential, limited places available

Date: Friday 16 May 2014

Time: 2pm-5pm

Where: Screen 4 at Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL

The event will be followed by an informal networking event in the Mezz Bar and Lounge at Broadway from 5pm-7pm.

To book: http://www.shinewithprojector.org.uk/opportunities/

Tue 29 Apr

Work Experience programme returns

Work Experience programme returns


Broadway is looking to welcome five young people aged 16 to 18 to take part in a week of training and learning at Broadway Cinema.

Successful applicants will be able to discover Broadway's wide range of activities and will be given an introduction into cinema programming, marketing, administration, filmmaking and customer care.

The programme will run 14 - 18 July 2014. For more information click here