Introducing "Hyper Femme"

We all know now that anyone of any gender can play and love videogames, but did you know the ‘90s brought with it cultural pockets of feminine tech and popularised the ‘cute’ aesthetic. Before the Tamagotchi, and the Furby, came countless videogames!

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NVA NewsRebecca Maher
The Visitor’s Book. 

We want to gather together your thoughts and memories of the NVA in Nottingham, to create a final visitors book to remember it by. Favourite events, moments, workshops, projects, exhibits, pieces of toast - anything that sums up your experience of the place.

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Rebecca Maher
Summer at the NVA

We have now released our Summer Program of Activities!!! This includes workshops and free activities covering a different theme each week. We kick off the holidays with RETRO WEEK. Followed by NINTENDO, MARVEL VS. STAR WARS, ANALOGUE and HARRY POTTER WEEK.

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Join us for Half Term Hacktivities

This Half-term the NVA galleries are open every day from the 25th May - 3rd June. We have extra drop in sessions running during the week for all gallery visitors that will get the whole family thinking differently about videogames. Take your first steps into programming, or learn about the work that goes into making a game.

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NVA NewsRebecca Maher
This Easter Holiday at the NVA

This Easter Holidays we're powering on the NVA Galleries every day from the 29th March - 15th AprilThere are new rooms to discover, and we have put together an action packed schedule of educational workshops, kids clubs, and fun activities for all the family running throughout the entire Easter Holiday period.

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NVA NewsRebecca Maher
Mixed Reality Storytelling - Part 2

If you visited us over the weekend of the 23rd - 25th February and had a go on our VR you will have had the chance to view the Virtual Scan Gallery! Part of Mixed Reality Storytelling, the project is dedicated to researching the digital footprints of interesting things.

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NVA NewsRebecca Maher
2017: The year of 1000 cups of tea

From stag-dos to birthday parties, film screenings and videogame tournaments, to workshops and corporate away days, we've had a busy busy year hosting over 100 companies at The National Videogame Arcade and by our calculations, serving just under 1000 cups of tea and coffee!

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Private HireRebecca Maher