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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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Thu 18 Jun

Mayhem calls for your scary shorts

Ahead of its 11th edition, Mayhem Film Festival is now accepting entries for its Scary Shorts Programme.

Mayhem 2015 will take place on 15-18 October and the Scary Shorts Programme will once again be at the heart of the festival, which showcases the best horror, sci-fi and cult features and shorts from around the world.

Accepting local, national and international entries, the festival hopes to compile another selection of outstanding short films for what remains their most loved and one of their most popular screenings each year.

Now a four-day event, Mayhem originally started as a single compilation of short films, and the Scary Shorts still hold an important place in the festival’s schedule.

Chris Cooke and Steven Sheil, Mayhem’s Co-Directors, explain: “Whether a dark and twisted horror film, or a thoughtful science fiction drama, we want to see it! Short films remain at the heart of what Mayhem is about – they’re the place to spot the future feature filmmakers, the people who will shape the horror and science fiction genres and alter cult cinema for years to come. It’s a place to network, too, with many filmmakers coming together from the city, the country and beyond.”

The call for Scary Shorts is now open and filmmakers can submit their entry for free until Friday 14 August. To submit your scary short, please email Melissa Gueneau at mayhemfilmfest@gmail.com

Mayhem Film Festival will take place on 15-18 October 2015. For more information about Mayhem, please visit www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem

Mon 15 Jun

Trent Bridge Film Festival

The digital scoreboard at Trent Bridge will take on another role as a massive film screen as part of the Father’s Day Film Festival at the ground on 21st June 2015.

Programmed in association with Broadway, the wonderful feast of films – including big features Paddington and Grease – will be accompanied by some vintage gems from the vaults of the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) – home to thousands of films charting the moving image history of the last century and the 1930s feature ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ starring Errol Flynn.

One of the archive films, shot in colour, records some of the memorable matches that took place at Trent Bridge during the summer of ’64. The film of the Ashes Test Match between England and Australia features players as they practice in the nets and discuss tactics ahead of the game including Freddie Trueman, Colin Cowdrey, Geoff Boycott and the captains Ted Dexter and Bob Simpson. The film also shows a Trent Bridge ground of more than 50 years ago and the age-old problem of ‘rain stops play’!

Justin Tose, Trent Bridge’s Commercial Director said:

“Trent Bridge is delighted to host this special day and have the added bonus of archive film showing Nottingham over the years. The Trent Bridge film from ‘64 which has recently been digitised couldn’t be more appropriate and we feel sure this will be a great event for all ages.”

This film and many more from the archives including VE Day celebrations at Colwick and Nottingham’s Old Market Square in the 50s will be screened on the scoreboard throughout the day showing Nottingham on Film. As a special nod to a local hero, the programme will also include one of the greatest swashbuckling adventure movies of all time, ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’. Made in 1938 in colour, it stars a 29-year-old Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains.

James Patterson, Director of Media Archive for Central England (MACE) also said:

“It’s fantastic to be able to show Trent Bridge Test footage featuring so many greats of the past on the big screen at the ground itself. MACE is so pleased to be able to preserve and make this valuable footage available and is always excited to hear about more!”

Tickets are available for purchase now on 0844 811 8711, online at https://www.eticketing.co.uk/nottsccc/default.aspx or in person at the Trent Bridge box office.

Fri 12 Jun

Win goodies with SPY

To celebrate the release of SPY we have some goodies to give away including some t-shirts and tote bags!

To enter our competition and perhaps win some of our goodies, simply drop us an email with your name and address at competition@broadway.org.uk

Deadline for entry is midnight on Thursday 18 June. Good luck!