University sets up new venue in Nottingham
Nottingham Trent University is setting up a new centre for popular culture in its Creative Quarter Campus.
Metronome, which is part of the university’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, will have a 350 capacity venue, six 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 venue will also give students the chance to work alongside professional technicians and visiting artists.
Craig Chettle, founder and chief executive of the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, said: “We’re bringing something new to the city and the region. 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".
Barbara Matthews, pro vice-chancellor (culture) at Nottingham Trent, added: “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”.