Welcoming our new PMT Nottingham neighbours, Metronome: A new, national centre for cross-media arts launches in Nottingham this October
Metronome is the new centre for popular culture opening in Nottingham this October and our new neighbours!
Comprising a 350-capacity venue and a fully licensed bar, it also features six state-of-the-art recording studios and fourteen fully equipped rehearsal rooms.
Music, moving image, videogames, live performance and spoken word all feature in the venue’s public programme, the first details of which are now available online. The first season includes BCUC (Gilles Peterson of BBC 6 Music’s favourite live act of 2017), Japanese Psychedelica from Acid Mothers Temple, award-winning spoken word artists and some very recognisable videogame icons.
From the outset, Metronome Nottingham will present local, national and international artists, makers and thinkers to the public, adding a vital new voice to the conversation in creative technologies.
Driven by the team behind Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, a key purpose of Metronome is to develop the next generation of creative, performing and technical talent. Students will get unique opportunities to work alongside professional technicians and learn directly from visiting artists.
Craig Chettle, Founder and Chief Executive Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies comments:
“We’re thrilled to be joining the stellar line-up of venues in Nottingham with our exciting, distinct new centre, Metronome. We’re bringing something new to the City and the region with Metronome. And it’s only been possible because of our 25 years’ experience running Confetti; the special relationship with our parent company Nottingham Trent University, and our ability to quickly respond to the ever-changing world of creative technologies. Metronome will deliver one of the most ambitious and diverse programmes in the UK - live music of all kinds, moving image, e-sports and videogames, talkers and thinkers - they’re all going to find a unique new home here.
“It’s tempting to just talk about it in terms of being an amazing building with amazing facilities and, of course, it is all of those things, but it’s what happens inside that really matters. Metronome is more than just a place, it’s an ecosystem.”
Metronome Nottingham is a key pillar of Nottingham Trent University’s Creative Quarter Campus.
Barbara Matthews, Pro Vice-Chancellor Culture, Nottingham Trent University, comments:
“Something as ambitious as Metronome is only possible when built around the reputation that Confetti has established in the City over the last 25 years.
At Nottingham Trent University, we believe in inspiring people to discover their creative and professional potential and I am sure that Metronome will make a significant contribution to finding and developing the next generation of talent. It’s an exciting moment!”
Metronome opens on 1 October 2018
Visit the Metronome website for updates at https://metronome.uk.com
Visit the Confetti website for Campus development updates www.confetti.ac.uk