Event Archive


BricYard gives the best locally-based DJs across the East Midlands the platform they deserve. On this particular event expect house, techno and garage.

Circle of Light – Album launch

The Circle of Light project has produced over 30 tracks from pop to hip hop to soul and all done with the help of established Nottingham musicians and producers working alongside newer practitioners.

Tom Binns


Join us for our brand new exciting residency with Just the Tonic Comedy Club. Performing: Tom Binns performing as Ivan Brackenbury , Julian Deane and Dave Longley. 

Manu Delago Ensemble

Pioneer of the hand pan and Grammy nominee Manu Delago (known for drumming with Bjork) plays with a live band featuring eight talented musicians, performing songs from the new album 'Circadian'.

Sarathy Korwar

Sarathy Korwar (Ninja Tune, Leaf Label) fuses jazz, hip hop and Indian classical to such great effect the Guardian gave him a 4 star review. Fans include Four Tet, Gilles Peterson and Shabaka Hutchings who have all collaborated with him.

Camp Cope

Camp Cope are an alternative rock trio who are coming all the way from Melbourne, Australia to play their first Nottingham show. Expect cathartic singalongs and a renewed urge to dismantle the patriarchy. Fan Club Presents

Ferris and Sylvester

'A masterpiece of Brit Folk.” Music that sits somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit with rave reviews from Rolling Stone, the Guardian and Robert Plant. Do not miss their infectious live show.

Queer Noise Club #2

LGBTQ+ CLUBNIGHT: Live experimental electronic and techno performances with amazing visuals. Safe space policy regardless of race, gender, sexuality or ability. Featuring Ifeoluwa, Iceboy Violet, Annie Tådne and Diessa.

Rise Up! YMCA / CRS / Send

RISE UP! Marks the second collaboration between YMCA Digital, Community Recording Studio and the SEND Project. Showcasing a night of Nottingham's next generation of creative talent.

[SOLD OUT] Lemn Sissay

[SOLD OUT] A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of the acclaimed one-man play 'Something Dark'. Lemn Sissay has just been awarded the PEN Pinter prize so this is one not to miss. Farmyard presents

Hello Thor Records – 10th Birthday weekender

Hello Thor Records are throwing two almighty parties to celebrate 10 years as a record label. So far the line-up features a tribute to February Montaine (ft Sam Potter, Late of the Pier), Haiku Salut, FISTS and many more.

Nexus Film Festival

Nexus, the East Midlands Film Network are hosting their first ever short film festival. The all-day event will showcase films from all genres: drama, comedy, horror, animation and more.

Lisa O’Neill

Lisa O’Neill’s latest record was featured in the Guardian's top albums of 2018 list. It was described as a modern folk masterpiece. This promises to be a beautiful show from one of Ireland’s most original singer songwriters.

The Invisible Orchestra

Huge line-up as always featuring The Invisible Orchestra and special guests Mr Switch, Bunkerpop, Babar Luck and BIG SEXY. Expect projections, a top spec sound-system and so much more at Metronome on Good Friday 19 April 2019.

Rhymes against Humanity

Rhymes Against Humanity is the Midlands’ highly acclaimed improvised musical. No scripts, no pre-prepared tunes.  Just a non-stop joyride of musical hilarity that’s all being created in the moment.

Nintendo Nottingham: 6th Birthday Meet

Join the Nintendo Nottingham group as they celebrate their 6th birthday- and you could get to the UK finals of the European Smash Ball Team Cup! Expect videogames, crafts contest and a mega raffle. All for free.

Confetti Live

Confetti Live at Metronome is a free gig featuring some of Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies best up and coming talent.

The Television Workshop presents…Wendy and Peter Pan

A family experience not to be missed - The Televison Workshop’s brilliant theatre production ‘Wendy and Peter Pan’. The much-loved story of Peter Pan is excitingly reimagined. There’s all the old favourites – but with a fresh twist.

Group Listening

'Group Listening' rework electronic classics by the likes of Brian Eno and Arthur Russell on clarinet and piano. The pieces tread the overlap between classical and experimental music evolving into something supremely poignant and new.

Women in Music

Women in Music is back for another evening of panels, discussions and networking to address the gender imbalance in the music industry. Ticket money is donated to Equation, a Notts charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse.

Feel the Beat PRO #6 – Artist Development

Metronome's monthly 'Feel the Beat' panel gives insight into the music business- with a different topic each time! This month 'Artist Development' is the key topic. Discussed by Jamie Nelson (BMG), Diane Young and Charlie Rapino.

Gamer, Gamer

Award-winning comedians play classic, rare and brand new videogames in the battle to become the Games master. Face-offs, rants and the minimum necessary actual physical violence - with different guests every show!

BBC Introducing

BBC Introducing

BBC Introducing, Confetti and Metronome partner up to showcase the best local music, mixed live by BBC Radio 1's senior live producer Andy Rogers! This edition features Don't Forget Rupert, Soft Girls and Boys Club, Nactus Kunan and BRIA.

NUSIC Academy workshop – Radio

NUSIC helps Nottingham musicians get their music wherever they want it to go. Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1) , Sophie K (Kerrang!) and James Farrelly (Sony Music UK) will advise you on how to get your music on the radio.

Don Letts

Join us as we explore the unique career of Don Letts, with the man himself. The iconic DJ, BBC 6 Music presenter and film maker has worked with the likes of Bob Marley, the Sex Pistols and The Clash. Do not miss!

game city nights

GameCity Nights – Starting Up!

Special guest Katie Nelson, CEO of Blueprint Games joins us to talk about start-ups and their awesome new project ‘Billie Bust-Up’.  A unique insight into what it's REALLY like to start your own videogame company.

Confetti live at Metronome

Confetti Live at Metronome is a free gig featuring some of Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies best up and coming talent. This one features Bucarra, Marty and The Frantics, and the first 100 Confetti students get a free drink!

DHP presents…Beth Rowley

With taster track ‘Forest Fire’ – co-written with Ron Sexsmith - putting her back on the radar and picking up daytime play at 6music, Beth Rowley is ready to step back into the spotlight.  

Feel the Beat PRO #5 – Artist Panel

Join us for the second Feel the Beat Q&A of the year. This time it’s over to the artists. Daisy Godfrey and Aja will both be on the panel to discuss their experiences of the music industry offering tips and words of wisdom.

Nintendo Nottingham at Metronome

Nintendo Nottingham is excited to be working with the Metronome to bring you all awesome gaming fun with like minded people. This event will be special as we will be focusing on the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch.

Iglooghost-Q&A and Production Workshop

Your chance to learn from the acclaimed producer in a special Q&A and workshop. Iglooghost was signed to Flying Lotus' label 'Brainfeeder' at 18 years old and has even been cited as the next Aphex Twin.

GameCityFights : The Christmas Special

GameCityNights is delighted to welcome Boneloaf, creators of the beloved brawler Gang Beasts for their debut appearance. This is your chance to learn some of the secrets of its creation, its future and take part in the obligatory

Rhymes against Humanity

Rhymes Against Humanity is the Midlands’ highly acclaimed improvised musical. No scripts, no pre-prepared tunes. Just a non-stop joyride of musical hilarity that’s all being created in the moment.

Luke Wright

Luke Wright

SPOKEN WORD: Award winner Luke Wright is one of the UK's leading stand-up poets. “Brilliant script … sheer linguistic virtuosity and sweaty magnetism.” ★★★★ Time Out

Game City Nights

Videogames’ favourite night out settles in at Metronome for its regular monthly slot. This month’s special guests include Shedworks, creators of the much anticipated ‘Sable’ and industry legend Ian Livingstone!

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

This sublime, critically-acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians – Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita – delivers a stunning exhibition of musicianship.

The Breath

Alt- folk The Breath is guitarist Stuart McCallum (The Cinematic Orchestra), and Irish singer Ríoghnach Connolly. "Raw, soulful, often mesmeric, richly textured and lushly constructed...versatile persuasive vocals."- Mojo


Anchorsong has become globally recognised for his unique live shows described as "like watching a painter drawing on a whitecanvas", as he creates electronic music completely live using a sampler and keyboard.

Acid Mothers Temple

A psychedelic band encompassing everything from drone, acid-folk to acapella. “Part Can, part Hawkwind, part metal monsters and entirely formidable live.” The Guardian

Industry Weekender Boot Camp

In partnership with ScreenSkills*, we are excited to offer a free two-day course delivered by the best producers, writers, directors and formidable industry professionals. If you’re 21 or over, not in full-time education and interested



BCUC -indigenous funk and high-energy performances that have fast-made them one of South Africa’s most successful musical exports. "Without a doubt the best live act I saw in 2017" - Gilles Peterson, BBC 6 Music

Game City Nights

It’s been a while, but videogames’ night out is BACK! Special guests, a live band, competitions, surprises and lots of videogames are in store as GameCityNights moves into its new regular home at Metronome.

Arun Ghosh

The British-Asian jazz clarinet player and composer is well known for an innovative take on traditional Indian music. "A sonic space where Alice Coltrane meets Spiritualized, ADF and The Velvet Underground.” Rhythm Passport

Women in Music

Women In Music returns for another evening of panels, talks and networking to address the gender imbalance in the music industry. The evening will offer advice to those who want to pursue a career in music.

The Invisible Orchestra

(SOLD OUT) The Invisible Orchestra is a 16-piece ensemble combining soul, latin, deep funk and jazz with huge orchestral sweeps. “Makes Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra look like a skiffle band in comparison.”– The Guardian

David Buckingham

Superb guitarist David Buckingham joins the best musicians and dancers he has met during his time in Spain. The result is exciting and fresh fusing flamenco with blues and contemporary styles.