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New centre for cross-media arts to launch in Nottingham this October

A new centre for popular culture – Metronome – will open at the moment on Nottingham Trent University’s Creative Quarter Campus.

Driven through the team behind Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, an important purpose of Metronome will be to enjoy the next generation of creative, performing and technical talent.

Students are certain to get unique chances to work alongside professional technicians and learn directly from visiting artists.

Comprising a 350 capacity venue plus a fully licensed bar, it features six state-of-the-art recording studios and fourteen fully equipped rehearsal rooms. Music, moving image, videogames, performance and spoken word all feature in the venue’s public programme.

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 many very recognisable videogame icons.

From the outset, Metronome will show local, national and international artists, makers and thinkers towards public, adding an important new voice towards conversation in creative technologies.

Craig Chettle, Founder and Leader Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, said: “We’re thrilled to become joining the stellar line-up of venues in Nottingham with our exciting, distinct new centre, Metronome.

“We’re bringing new stuff on the city along with the region with Metronome. And it’s only been possible owing to our 25 years’ experience running Confetti; the special relationship with the parent company Nottingham Trent University, and our capability quickly reply to the ever-changing playing field of creative technologies.

“Metronome will deliver the most ambitious and diverse programmes throughout the uk – live music of all sorts, moving image, e-sports and videogames, talkers and thinkers – they’re all visiting find a unique new property here.

“It’s tempting just to talk about it in relation to being an amazing building with amazing facilities and, needless to say, it is all of the people things, but it’s what will happen inside that really matters. Metronome one is the most than only a place, it’s an ecosystem.”

Barbara Matthews, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture) at Nottingham Trent University, added: “Something as ambitious as Metronome is barely possible when built across the reputation that Confetti has built within the city over the past 25 years.

“At Nottingham Trent University, we believe in inspiring visitors to discover their creative and professional potential that i’m without doubt Metronome will make a substantial contribution to finding and developing generation x of talent.  It’s an interesting moment!”

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