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Near Now is Broadway's producing, commissioning and artist development programme, working closely with artists and designers to produce and present playful projects that explore technology in everyday life.

Near Now are passionate about supporting practice-led research across art, design, technology and education, acting as a development organisation for artistic talent and bold ideas.

Near Now works across the arts, culture and heritage sector in central England to support organisations in finding meaningful ways of working with technology, to increase their digital capacity and respond to the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £100,000
  • 2013-2014: £102,300
  • 2014-2015: £104,960

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Startup Weekend Nottingham 2013

In November 2013, teams were formed with designers, developers, marketers and business bods constructed, created and collaborated to take an idea to a minimum viable product within 54 hours. The weekend road map included market research and customer validation, business model and rollout strategy, branding, prototyping and tech build, which lead up to final pitches where our judges will selected the winning team.

Judges included Adam Bird, Co-Founder of Esendex, Alun Edwards, Design Director at Studio Output, Marjolijn Brussaard, Dean for the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, Craig Chettle, Managing Director of Confetti Media Group and Kathryn Greenwood, Managing Director at Eden PR.

Michaels Story

The short film Michaels Story was made as part of the BFI film Academy pilot scheme 2013. As a delivery partner for the BFI's Film Academy Network, Broadway has been working with 18 talented young filmmakers aged 16 to 19 from across the region to develop their filmmaking skills and prepare them for a career in the film industry. As part of the program, the students have produced three short films featuring professional actors and shot using industry industry standard equipment.

The Platform

Short film The Platform was made as part of the BFI film Academy pilot scheme 2013. As a delivery partner for the BFI's Film Academy Network, Broadway has been working with 18 talented young filmmakers aged 16 to 19 from across the region to develop their filmmaking skills and prepare them for a career in the film industry. As part of the program, the students have produced three short films featuring professional actors and shot using industry industry standard equipment.

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Keys

The short film Keys was made as part of the BFI film Academy pilot scheme 2013. As a delivery partner for the BFI's Film Academy Network, Broadway has been working with 18 talented young filmmakers aged 16 to 19 from across the region to develop their filmmaking skills and prepare them for a career in the film industry. As part of the program, the students have produced three short films featuring professional actors and shot using industry industry standard equipment.

Wander Thorseby

Wander Thoresby was a collaboration between University of Nottingham and The Stonebridge Trust, assessing the potential to use mobile phones and locative media to reveal the heritage of Thoresby Estate to its visitors. Through their phones and tablets, visitors walked the grounds of the Estate in the footsteps of Marie-Louise Pierrepont, Countess Manvers, hearing about the events and people that inspired her to sketch and paint the Pierrepont Collection while she lived in Thoresby Hall. The collection captures the changing face of the Estate, including its requisition by the military during World War 2 and its opening up to the public; Wander Thoresby explored ways and means to bring this underused heritage offering to a new generation of visitors armed with the latest mobile devices.

Start-up weekend Nottingham

Welcome to Startup weekend Nottingham!

Entrepreneurs, developers, designers and tech enthusiasts work at a frenetic pace to take a an initial spark of an idea through to something that is fully considered and ready to pitch and possibly launch, all within 54 hours...Yes, 54 HOURS!

Kathy McArdle, Chief Operations Officer at Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, explains a little more about this fantastic event, and why you should stock up on energy drinks and spend a weekend working on something amazing. To sign up visit http://nottingham.startupweekend.org/

Dentaku - Ototo

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Meet Ototo, an experimental printed circuit board (PCB), which, combining sensors, inputs and touchpads, allows you to easily create your own electronic musical instrument.

Designed by Dentaku, Ototo allows anyone to unpack a kit and make anything from drum sets out of saucepans to origami that sings when touched. Sign up for updates from Dentaku on Ototo http://dentakulondon.com/work/ototo/

Nothing to say Trailer

A trailer for the short drama I finished earlier this year.

Broadway BFI film Academy Spring 2013

A behind the scenes look at the Broadway BFI film academy. A three month film production training program for 16 -19 year olds looking to kick start a career in film programmed and delivered by Broadway as part of the BFI film academy network.

UK Artscience Prize 2013

The UK ArtScience Prize is a programme through which students develop innovative art and design ideas informed by concepts at the frontiers of modern science. Over the course of fifteen weeks in early 2013, student teams were mentored by artists and scientists and guided through the ArtScience Prize Ideas Translation process. Part of a worldwide network of ArtScience Prize sites, the UK pilot enabled teams of young people from Derby and South East London to join the International Innovation Workshop in Paris at Le Laboratoire in June 2013.

Nott Ballet

The Nott Ballet documentary, which was made by Broadway Cinema and was first shown at The Theatre Royal in Nottingham, when Birmingham Royal Ballet performed there on 10th and 11th May.
The free screening on the 22 June will give all those who took part the chance to watch the film on the big screen for the first time - especially the young people involved and their families and friends.
Nott Ballet brought world-class dance to the heart of St Ann’s and Sneinton in May, with around 60 young people learning ballet with Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The project included a week of intensive dance workshops, before the young people involved put on a performance inspired by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ‘The Grand Tour’ at the Nottingham Arts Theatre in Hockley.
The project was also photographed by local photographer, David Severn, and The Renewal Trust is planning a public exhibition of his photographs later this summer.
Nott Ballet aimed to introduce ballet to young people who had never tried it, or watched it before, and the documentary follows their journey as they go from ballet novices to fully fledged dancers and performers.
Suzannah Bedford, Creative Coordinator at The Renewal Trust explains:
"We wanted to give young people from St Ann’s and Sneinton the chance to learn from the very best in the world and to experience things beyond their imagination.
By teaming up with Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dance4 we were able to do that, giving them the skills and confidence to dance and perform live in front of an audience.
By documenting the project through film and photography, we’ll also be able to share it with a much wider audience, whilst celebrating young people’s experiences and achievements."

The What if Machine trailer

A rough Trailer for the What if machine at Derby Silkmill

DIVERSE BME INTERVIEWS

A selection of interviews with members of Derbyshire's Black & Ethnic Minority community. The interviews were undertaken by young people from all over Derbyshire as part of an archive of research material that informed the Diverse project, which they later participated in at the Donut Creative Arts Studios in Chestefield in 2010/11.

Are you an emerging filmmaker? CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FILMWORKS

Are you an emerging producer or director looking to fast track your career?

FilmWorks is a new professional development scheme offering you the opportunity to develop your film industry practice, profile, networks and knowledge.

At Broadway Cinema, Nottingham film-makers can find out more about the industry, make key contacts and develop their skills with Nottingham-based film producer Al Clark and other film-making professionals.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over and not in full-time education. Call for applications closes on Monday 20 August 2012.

For more information and application forms see www.filmworks.org.uk/call-for-applicants

FilmWorks is managed by Watershed co-produced with ShowroomWorkstation and Broadway. A Film Networks Fund project, supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and Creative England.

Interview: Artist in Residence Frank Abbott

An extended interview with Artist in Residence Frank Abbott on developing his new performance project Spaghetti Powerpoint, a homage to cinema and the mashup genre of the Spaghetti Western.

Co-produced with performance platform Hatch as part of the first in a series of double bills. June 2012.
http://www.hatchnottingham.co.uk

Artist in Residence: Frank Abbott

Broadway caught up with artist in residence Frank Abbott on developing his new performance project Spaghetti Powerpoint, a homage to cinema and the mashup genre of the Spaghetti Western. Co-produced with performance platform Hatch as part of the first in a series of double bills.

Hatch Double Bill: Frank Abbott & Mamoru Iriguchi
Friday 15 June, 6PM
Tickets: £6
BOOK ONLINE: http://www.broadway.org.uk

For more information: http://www.hatchnottingham.co.uk

Right up my street project trailer

A trailer for the 'Right up my Street' project. Music kindly provided by 8mm Orchestra

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