BPM PRO Event (DJ, Studio, Sound & Lighting) Genting Arena, NEC Birmingham
BPM Pro Show Genting Arena - NEC, Birmingham, , B40 1NT
What we offer
BPM | PRO gives your students the chance to ignite their creativity and learn more about DJ and studio technology and professional sound and lighting. The event features an area dedicated to LEARN sessions, which give students a chance to take music production masterclasses with world-renowned producers and gain insight into how to get ahead in the industry. Getting hands-on with the latest tech is also a big part of BPM | PRO, and on the show floor students will find exhibition stands from all the top brands, each with new products for them to try out. Meanwhile, if it's professional audio and visual creativity that inspires your young people, then they?ll find plenty of inspiration on the FX Stage - an award-winning feature that provides explosive demonstrations of live pyrotechnics and special effects.
On top of all this, inside the CHAUVET Arena - a nightclub-style performance space - students can soak-up creativity from a range of DJs and producers, while Q and A sessions provide youngsters with a chance to pitch questions to their favourite artists. All of this culminates in a healthy educational experience that combines learning opportunities with music performance and technology demonstrations to guarantee an unforgettable day out.
The event features spectacular visual effects and interaction for visitors, including strobe lighting and pyrotechnic special effects. Certain parts of the event are quite loud and visually stimulating. We provide ear defenders along with specialist earplugs at reception, and do suggest using them. It's up to you to decide whether the event is suitable for any particular individual within your group. We do not recommend the event for under-5s.
What makes us a great choice?
When it comes to our young visitors, our aim is to inspire and educate! Students will be amazed by our new home inside the Genting Arena - a unique, atmospheric space that's perfect for hosting memorable performances and informative education sessions. Another reason BPM | PRO is ideal for young people is our show floor, which is interactive in nature, allowing visitors to try out and ask questions about the latest DJ, studio, sound and lighting innovations. Perhaps our crowning jewel, however, is the event's LEARN sessions - a series of educational seminars and workshops that allow youngsters to develop their skills, build their knowledge and follow their dreams.
The event is ideal for KS3 and upwards. Groups of younger pupils are always welcome, but we do recommend a higher adult to pupil ratio in these instances, as it can get very loud and visually stimulating. Please note that under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.
What is typically included?
Most our educational visits revolve around the LEARN sessions, which focus on educating visitors through seminars and hands-on workshops. Although, there is no set itinerary for what you and your students should or shouldn?t do. The PRO Sound and Lighting area offers more of a focus on professional audio, visual and video technology, while in the BPM DJ and Studio hall you?ll find products aimed at DJs and music technology students, alongside electrifying musical performances. The best thing to do is take a look at the Educational Trips section of our website. From there you can plan the best combination of education, performance and technology that works for your trip.
Group Sizes Catered For
Groups of all types and sizes are welcome to BPM | PRO 2017. We recommend splitting into small groups when at the event to get the most of the day. Please ensure that your group meets the adult-to-pupil ratio for your school.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
An Educational Information for Teachers? pack is available from our website: http://www.bpmpro.online/educational-trips/
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Yes, photography, videography and sound recording is permitted throughout BPM | PRO.
Risk Assessment Details
Teachers are required to complete their own risk assessments and paperwork. However, we do provide a downloadable essential risk assessment information? pack on our website: http://www.bpmpro.online/educational-trips/
For educational groups, BPM | PRO tickets cost £8 per person (this price applies to both teacher and pupil tickets) when purchased in advance. Groups are entitled to one free ticket for every 10 full-paying pupils. (Advanced tickets are normally £15, and the price on the day will be £25.)
No specific clothing is required for BPM | PRO. However, the event is spread over a wide area, so comfortable shoes are recommended!
First Aid Information
There are first aiders on duty at all times while BPM | PRO is open and event staff will be able to help you if you require a first aider. If a child/visitor requires specific medication or medical care, it's your responsibility to ensure that this is in place. We cannot store medicines or supply power sources for medical equipment unless by prior arrangement.
The Genting Arena offers a number of dining areas, including restaurants where food can be purchased and seating areas where visitors can eat their own food. Educational groups will be given access to facilities provided by the NEC in which to store items such as coats and packed lunches (however, your pupils should not leave valuables and any food deposited should not require refrigeration). BPM | PRO will also be selling merchandise inside the event, so students can take home souvenirs should they wish.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
The Genting Arena is a wheelchair-friendly venue (with the exception of any exhibitor who has chosen raised flooring or double stands). Please note that we cannot accommodate mobility scooters within the event. Adequately trained carers will also need to accompany visitors with special needs that aren?t mobility-related.
Opening Hours & Information
For educational groups, BPM | PRO is open on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd October from 10am - 5pm.