UKYA City Takeover: Broadway

UKYA City Takeover comes to Nottingham


7th February 2019
8th February 2019
9th February 2019
10th February 2019
11th February 2019
12th February 2019
13th February 2019

What time

Various times



14-18 Broad Street,





UKYA City Takeover comes to Nottingham, 7–13 February 2019.

Uniting 250 artists from 25 countries.

The UKYA City Takeover will span the city, immersing visitors in an array of extraordinary, innovative and contemporary work, from visual arts to performance; music; applied arts; literature; digital arts and moving image.

One of the largest biennials of national and international artists in the world, UKYA City Takeover will be discerning and cutting-edge. Presenting an exemplar survey show of contemporary art, performance and music being made today.

Full programme information can be found at

What's on at Broadway?

'Data', Lois Hopwood

'Data', Lois Hopwood

Exhibition & Installations

Mon-Sat: 9:00AM-5:00PM, Sun: 11:00AM-5:00PM

Broadway’s Gallery space features Data, an immersive multimedia installation by Lois Hopwood, an artist based in Manchester/Glasgow. The installation loosely represents the data centre, questioning our understanding of data as an unseeable force.

Room 2 features two-screen moving image work by Ahmed Mohsen Monsour, Liryc Dela Cruz and Ross Little.

Tabitha Carver’s VR Installation and Tilly Shiner’s 8mm film, 'Hula Thunder-Clap' can be found on the lower ground floor, next to Screens 3 & 4 (the Paul Smith Screen).

Davor Golubović's videogame can be found in the foyer.

'I Draw Inside A Sheep', Ka Ki Wong

'I Draw Inside A Sheep', Ka Ki Wong

Short Film & Animation

UKYA Short Films

Saturday 9, 10:00AM-6:00PM, in the Lounge

A looping, continuous programme of exceptional short films from emerging national and international filmmakers, James D Hopkins; Vikesh Govind; Gaetan Trovato; Ka Ki Wong; Max Limbu; Ali Zreik; Vittorio Campanella and Emanuele Piras. 

No need to book - just drop in at any time.

Duration approx. one hour (looping).

UKYA Animation Shorts

Sunday 10, 11:00AM-5:00PM, in the Lounge

A looping, continuous programme of animated shorts from emerging national and international filmmakers, Abigail Haywood; Balbina Bochuzynska; Megan Visser; Valle Comba.

No need to book - just drop in at any time.

Duration approx. 40 minutes (looping).

Henry Bradley: GLOSSOLALIA

Monday 11 & Tuesday 12, 6:00PM – 7:00PM, in the Lounge

Artists' film screening of GLOSSOLALIA by Henry Bradley.

Set on a single stage, GLOSSOLALIA parallels a method acting class in which actors are trained to access and utilise their unconscious, alongside an Accent Softening Course for Business, whereby foreign workers learn the 'Standard English' accent to help further their careers in the UK. Interspersed throughout are a series of scenes, including children learning phonics, that further question our relationships to language and pedagogy.

#DREAMPHONE, Emily Simpson and Jade Blood

#DREAMPHONE, Emily Simpson and Jade Blood

#DREAMPHONE by Emily Simpson & Jade Blood

Saturday 9th, 12:00PM-2:00PM, in the Library

#DREAMPHONE is a parody of the popular 90s board game Dream Phone, and is a legit playable game. The og dream phone was p much based around finding ur self a dream boi. The game is a critique of our uncertain social and political economic timez, where we might not get the boy but we will deffoo get an unpaid internship!

Each game is 20 minutes each.

Spaces very limited.

'Hula Thunder-Clap', Tilly Shiner

'Hula Thunder-Clap', Tilly Shiner

Family Workshops

Animation Nation: An Introduction to Animation

Saturday 9, 2:00PM-4:00PM, in the Workshop

Get animated with this free stop motion animation workshop with Animation Nation!

Working in small groups of 2-4 and learning the techniques used in Shaun the Sheep and The LEGO Movie you will create your very own animated movie. You will make models and props and then use cameras, laptops, backgrounds and lots of imagination to bring your creations to life! Your finished films will then be uploaded to the Animation Nation YouTube Channel for your family and friends to watch!

Recommended age: 12-16 years old.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Playworks: ScrapBand

Sunday 10, 10:00AM-12:00PM, in the Workshop

PlayWorks' ScrapBand is a special drop-in workshop. Come along and make instruments out of recycled materials.

This is a creative session for children, creating homemade instruments from scrap materials and playing music as a group.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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