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Music and Culture

Curated & Created is NTU's cultural programme, here to help you get enjoyment, inspiration and intellectual stimulation from all our exciting cultural and creative activities. Take a look to see how you can get involved.

Bonington Gallery - our public on-campus exhibition space

Whether you're an art lover or looking for something new to explore, be sure to visit NTU's very own public gallery. In the heart of the City Campus you'll find Bonington Gallery – an exhibition space showcasing an exciting and eclectic mix of contemporary art, photography, fashion, and everything in between. It's completely free to visit, with exhibitions complemented by talks, workshops and screenings.

A male student sat at a drumkit.

NTU Music – our extra-curricular music department

From rock bands to brass bands, NTU Music caters for all tastes and abilities. In our Music Centre on the City Campus, you’ll find a welcoming team and a programme of activities and ensembles, bookable practice spaces, instruments to hire and lots more. There’s even a music tuition scholarship for talented musicians. If you want to make music, whether it’s jamming with a group of friends, singing in a gospel choir, or playing in a concert band, NTU Music can make it happen.

A female singer and male guitarist on stage performing.

Metronome – our live performance venue

Metronome is a national centre for music, moving image, video games, live performance and spoken word. Since opening in 2018, its hosted Mercury Prize-nominated The Comet Is Coming, the legendary Don Letts, The Invisible Orchestra and many more, as well as gaming events and comedy from Just the Tonic Comedy Club. NTU and Confetti students can sign up for free student membership to access offers and discounts.

Smiling girl sat with a laptop on her knees.

WRAP – Writing, Reading and Pleasure

Our WRAP programme is a great opportunity to meet new friends, explore books and writing, or experiment with your own writing. Co-produced with students ambassadors and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, WRAP is about loving words, listening to new voices, reading for pleasure and having the freedom and confidence to speak out. Everyone is welcome to read and write along. Get involved with writing workshops, book groups, meet-ups, masterclasses and more.

Find out more

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