Our programme includes a variety of FREE events to suit everyone, so keep your money in your pockets for now! Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, you’ll be sure to find something special. Have a browse through our free events over the next few weeks below…
Please note: entry is free but you will still need to sign up with a free ticket!
NUSIC Academy Workshop
Tuesday 5 March 2019
NUSIC helps Nottingham musicians acquire knowledge, skills and contacts to get their music wherever they want it to go. The theme for the March Q&A panel is ‘Radio’. Find out all you need to know to get your music heard with leading industry names.
Wednesday 6 March
BBC Introducing, Confetti and Metronome partner up for a special gig featuring some of the best local musicians. The acts will be filmed live, as Andy Rogers the Senior Producer for Live Music at BBC Radio 1, will be at the event mixing it all. It will be then be broadcast on the radio. This edition features Soft Girls & Boys Club, Don’t Forget Rupert, Nactus Kunan and BRIA.
Confetti and Metronome bring together music industry professionals to discuss A&R, how to develop as an artist and how to get a record deal. Guests confirmed are Jamie Nelson (BMG), Diane Young and Charlie Rapino who have all worked with some of the biggest acts and labels in the world.
Able Orchestra as part of Soundstage Festival
Tuesday 12 March 2019
Able Orchestra is an inspiring ensemble which brings together disabled young musicians, with members of the Halle orchestra and young musicians from Portland Academy. They create new music compositions in real time using laptops to create wonderfully immersive soundscapes and spectacular visuals. Following Able Orchestra, Inspire Youth Arts soundtrack ensemble performs their original soundtrack to a new short film on a ‘Fantastic Worlds’ theme.
Family Orchestra as part of Soundstage Festival
Saturday 16 March 2019
The Nottinghamshire Family Orchestra and Chorus will be joining players from the BBC Philharmonic, in a performance at Metronome. Together they’ll create a new musical soundtrack to Georges Méliès’ 1903 silent film, Kingdom of the Fairies. The new piece will be created in just one day. It will be inspiring and – crucially – fun!
Nintendo Nottingham: 6th Birthday Meet
Saturday 6 April 2019
This will be their 6th birthday meet and it is going to be massive. We are running one of the qualifying events which will get you to Insomnia 64 and a chance of getting to the UK finals of the European Smash Ball Team Cup. It will be teams of three, so get together and get practising. You can also expect an art contest, mega raffle in aid of Special Effect, craft corner and lots of casual play.