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About us

Curated & Created is Nottingham Trent University’s extracurricular cultural programme, incorporating Bonington Gallery, Metronome, University Hall and NTU Music. We work closely with Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU) and cultural organisations across the city to promote events and opportunities to our students, staff, and members of the local community.

Our activity brings vibrancy to NTU’s campuses. It empowers and inspires students and staff through championing and developing cultural activity, wellbeing and creative opportunities. It contributes cultural, social and economic value to NTU, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire through collaborations with artists, organisations and partners.

Cultural partners

NTU champions arts and culture, and plays an active role in the cultural life of the city and region.

We have strategic partnerships with:

  • Nottingham Contemporary
  • Nottingham Castle Trust
  • Nottingham Playhouse
  • Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature
  • ChalleNGe Nottingham, the Cultural Education Partnership

These University-wide relationships create opportunities for students, staff, and the wider public. We also enjoy mutually beneficial relationships with many more local cultural organisations at course and School level.

To find out more about our partnerships, email Lucy Phillips, Strategic Partnerships Manager.


If you’re an NTU student or member of staff, make sure you take advantage of our latest Curated & Created ticket offers!

NTU students:

  • £10 tickets for The Snowman, a live screening and orchestral performance of the classic story.
  • £5 tickets for any seat in the house for Elgar with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and NTU Choir.
  • £10 side stalls tickets for Apollo5 or Aquinas Piano Trio at University Hall.
  • Register your interest for a free Metronome student membership and receive up to 50% off selected events.

NTU staff:

Email for more information on our student and staff offers.

Contact us

Contact the culture team by emailing or calling +44 (0)115 848 8234 (Helen Garrigan, Cultural Officer).

Barbara Matthews – Pro Vice-Chancellor, Culture
Jan Woolgar – PA to Barbara Matthews
Helen Garrigan – Cultural Officer
Laura Millward – Marketing Assistant
Anne Adams – College Executive Assistant

NTU Music

Matthew Hopkins – Director of Music
Jess Armstrong – Music Centre Coordinator
Katie Butcher – Secretary

Bonington Gallery

Tom Godfrey – Curator
Joshua Lockwood-Moran – Assistant Curator


Craig Chettle – Chief Executive, Confetti 
Kristi Genovese – Promoter
Hannah Parker – Marketing and Communications Executive

Cultural partnerships

Lucy Phillips – Strategic Partnerships Manager

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418