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Wed 29 Mar

Broadway Gallery Residency - Wheeze by Matt Marks

Artist and Composer Matt Marks joins us for a residency in Broadway’s Gallery to create Wheeze, a musical, playable artwork.

Drop by the Gallery to take part in the making and playing of Wheeze and watch it come to life!

Opening times:

Wheeze is now open for visitors until Saturday 8th April. The Gallery is open for visitors when the artist is present.

General opening times will be from Monday - Saturday, 10.30am - 5.30pm but to avoid disappointment please check in advance with Broadway’s Box Office either in person or by calling 0115 952 6611.

Entrance to the Gallery is via Heathcoate Street or can be accessed via Broadway’s Lower Ground Floor.

What is Wheeze?

Wheeze is an organ like you've never seen before. It can be played, it may play itself and it will invite anyone to play it/with it. Playing it will, at times, require physical effort - lungs will be the organs that provide the breath that provides the vitality for the muscles to activate the breath of the organ. For Wheeze is also a vital organ. As breath/wind/air passes through its antique bellows/lungs, effort is rewarded by beautiful/ugly/wheezy/funny/scary/exciting sounds. The audience may want to proudly puff up the wind chest with Wheeze's cheeks and windpipes. They will be able to handle handles, lever levers, wheel wheels, pedal pedals, cycle cycles or tread treadmills to provide the puff to push the reeds and whistles and whatnot into speaking. Metal and rubber could rub together like virtual vocal chords. The air will be alchemically transformed into harmonic haemoglobin.

Wheeze will be highly lo-tech, an organic orchestra, a thing of clumsy hilarious beauty, a superficial intelligence machine.

Wheeze is an interactive organ made from found materials. It is entirely self-powered (mainly by the audience) by wind provided by old vacuum cleaners, bellows, balloons, accordions and whatever else may be found. The sound will come from flutes, duck calls, whistles (but no bells!) bagpipe chanters, cuckoo clocks and, again, other found materials.

As well as being a free-standing sculptural entity to be played and explored by the audience Wheeze will also be the engine that drives stand-alone performances in collaboration with actors, circus performers, singers, musicians, dancers, poets - in fact, the list can be endless. It will be operated by a crew of two people, one being the engineer/inventor/conductor/player, and the other the barker/performer/animator.

“The aesthetic of Wheeze will be very much dictated by its raw materials but joins a rich legacy of work from the earliest man-made machines through automata to Heath-Robinson, Tinguely and Emmett, Svankmeyer and Gondry. But it will be unique. It will also be a viable instrument for which I will compose experimental music. As well as a playful provocation, it is a comment on the human need to explore and the breath of life that drives the body and mind.” - Matt Marks, artist.

Wheeze already has support from Applause Outdoors and confirmed bookings for festivals in the summer of 2017 including Wheee! Festival at Nottingham Lakeside.

The process of building Wheeze will also be a public, interactive event. Broadway’s Gallery is where the public will see it gradually come to life, and try it out as a work in progress.

Follow Wheeze’s progress at

About the Artist

Matt Marks' work has always been about the crossing of artforms and the blurring of boundaries. An initial grounding in Fine Art led to more collaborative approaches through drama and performance to the composition and performance of music-based media. Matt has forged a career as a musical dramatist, exploring performance and narrative through the medium of sound as composer, deviser and performer.

In Wheeze, Matt will be revisiting his roots in visual art and deconstructing and reconstructing elements of music and performance in concrete form.

Wed 29 Mar

Win goodies with FREE FIRE

Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE is out in cinemas on Friday 31 March and to coincide with the release, we have some goodies to give away! One lucky winner will take home a FREE FIRE tour poster signed by Mr. Wheatley himself as well as a t-shirt and a full set of badges, and 5 more people will win an unsigned poster, t-shirt and set of badges.

To enter the competition and be in with a chance to win, simply send us an email at with the answer to the following question:


Thu 02 Mar

Public screening for Broadway’s fifth BFI Film Academy

Broadway is proud to present a free screening of three short films produced by the participants of the fifth BFI Film Academy on Friday 24 March at 7PM.

Featuring local professional actors and shot using industry standard equipment, Cheapskate, Baby and Tuna on Wednesdays 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 fifth BFI Film Academy delivered by Broadway took place between October 2016 and February 2017. Eighteen young people aged 16-19 took part in an intensive “Experience Film” programme involving 124 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 Friday 24 March at 7PM. Tickets are free and available from Broadway’s box office, on 0115 952 6611 and online at

Please note this screening has an advised 12A certificate.

Tue 28 Feb

Broadway to welcome back director Ben Wheatley for FREE FIRE preview

Acclaimed director Ben Wheatley will return to Broadway, Nottingham, on Tuesday 7 March for a preview screening of his latest film, Free Fire, followed by a Q&A with Mayhem Film Festival’s Co-Director, Steven Sheil.

The event will take place ahead of the nationwide release of the film on Friday 31 March. Free Fire is Ben Wheatley’s sixth feature, following High-Rise, which the director also came to present in Nottingham last spring. Free Fire is a guns blazing action thriller set in 1978 Boston when a deal to buy a stash of guns goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley, Sharlto Copley and Enzo Cilenti, Free Fire, is the unmissable cinematic standoff of the year.

It’s always a pleasure to partner up with our friends at Mayhem Film Festival to welcome Ben Wheatley, says Melissa Gueneau, Press & Marketing Coordinator at Broadway. We’ve been impatiently waiting for Free Fire ever since it closed the London Film Festival last autumn so we’re excited to finally bring it to Broadway.”

Ben Wheatley will be at Broadway, Nottingham, on Tuesday 7 March for a preview screening of Free Fire followed by a Q&A with Steven Sheil, from 8PM. For more information and to book tickets, please call Broadway’s box office on 0115 952 6611 or visit

Thu 23 Feb

Broadway to host acclaimed director Gurinder Chadha

Broadway will welcome acclaimed director Gurinder Chadha on Saturday 4 March for a screening of her latest film, Viceroy’s House, followed by an on-stage Q&A.

Gurinder Chadha (Bhaji on the Beach, Bend It Like Beckham) will be in conversation with Broadway’s Programme Director, Caroline Hennigan, on Saturday 4 March, following the 2.45PM screening of Viceroy’s House. Starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, Viceroy’s House, recounts the final months of the British rule in India in 1947, as conflict erupts between the political elite in charge of the future of the country and the hundreds of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants who also share the last Viceroy’s house. A deeply personal film for Gurinder Chadha, Viceroy’s House examines those events through the prism of both a marriage and a romance, as the lovers find themselves caught up in the seismic end of an Empire and the Partition of India.

Broadway is extremely proud to welcome such an acclaimed and original filmmaker. Gurinder Chadha is an incredibly important voice in the British film and TV landscape and we can’t wait to share her new film with our audience.” says Caroline Hennigan, Broadway’s Programme Director.

Gurinder Chadha will be at Broadway, Nottingham on Saturday 4 March for a screening of Viceroy’s House with Q&A at 2.45PM. For more information and to book tickets please contact Broadway’s box office on 0115 952 6611, or visit

Tue 21 Feb

Customer notice: Cancelled Q&A following THE NEW MAN, Tue 21 Feb

We are sorry to announce that director Josh Appignanesi will no longer be joining us on Tuesday 21 February for a Q&A following our screening of THE NEW MAN. The film will still screen as scheduled at 6PM but without a Q&A.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Tue 21 Feb

Win tickets to see UNDER THE SKIN + live orchestra at the Royal Concert Hall

As part of SoundStage, Nottingham's first Film Music Festival, our friends at the Royal Concert Hall have given us 2 tickets for their screening of UNDER THE SKIN with live performance from the world renowned London Sinfonietta, as well as a poster of UNDER THE SKIN to give away. The lucky winner and a guest will be able to attend the screening with live orchestra on Sunday 26 March at 7PM at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.

To enter and be in with a chance to win, please send us the answer to the question below at


For more information about Soundstage, please visit

Tue 14 Feb

Made at Broadway film PAA JOE & THE LION is heading to SXSW

Broadway-based filmmaker Ben Wigley is heading to the prestigious SXSW (South by Southwest) film and music festival with his film Paa Joe & the Lion.

Paa Joe & the Lion will have its North American premiere in Austin, TX in March, alongside an impressive line-up of documentaries, fiction features and gala events, including Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, Michael Winterbottom’s On the Road and Terrence Malick’s Song to Song.

Paa Joe & The Lion tells the story of Paa Joe, also known as the Grandfather of Ghana’s fantasy coffin trade – an artist and pioneer of the fantasy coffin who, although celebrated the world over, is struggling to survive back in Ghana. Broadway-based filmmaker, Benjamin Wigley, embarked on a five-year journey across Ghana and the UK to uncover the story of this extraordinary craftsman.

Developed through Documentary Campus Masterschool with the support of Worldview, and made with the support of Creative England and Kickstarter, Paa Joe & The Lion premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June, before returning to Broadway last August for a gala screening preceded by a procession and followed by a Q&A with director Ben Wigley, Paa Joe himself and his son Jacob.

SXSW takes place in Austin, TX on 10-19 March 2017. To find out more information about Paa Joe & the Lion, please visit To follow the team’s adventures, join them on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Mon 13 Feb

Win a DVD bundle with THE FOUNDER and StudioCanal

To celebrate the release of The Founder on Friday 17 February, our friends at StudioCanal have given us a DVD bundle to give away. To be in with a chance to win, simply send us the answer to the question below at


Mon 06 Feb

Customer notice: Cancelled screening of LOVING on Wed 15 Feb

We are sorry that the 2.30PM screening of LOVING scheduled for Wednesday 15 February has been cancelled. We still have plenty of other screenings however, to check our schedule and book tickets, please click here.