Are you ready for Freshers 2017?

ICMP’s fortnight of Freshers events and activities is aimed at welcoming all students - both new and returning - into the academic year.

Our busy calendar should give everyone the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Check out what we've got lined up with all the action kicking off from 17th September. 

Buy the Freshers wristband to have full access to all our Freshers 2017 events, or choose which events you'd like to join by checking out the full list in the tabs below!

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Induction and Orientation week starts on Monday 18th September. Learn everything you need to know and what you have to bring by visiting our dedicated page.

  • Pre-Freshers Meet Up - 17th September

    2pm - 8pm @ Sir Colin Campbell, 264-266 Kilburn High Road

    For anyone arriving in London before the Monday inductions, the ICMP Events Team will be at The Colin Campbell Pub to meet you for a drink, a chat and some board games to break the ice.

  • ICMP Freshers Showcase 2017 - 18th September

    6.30pm - 11pm @ O2 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS

    We're kicking off Freshers 2017 with a night of bands featuring ICMP students and tutors. 

    Line up: JUDAS | The Velvet Hands | Circus VIII | LAVZ | Foxgluvv

  • Sneak at XOYO - 19th September

    10pm @ XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A 4AP

    Come down, lace up your raving shoes and experience the rib-shattering sound system and dance your way to the early hours. 

  • Scavenger Hunt - 20th September

    12pm - 5pm @ ICMP (1A Dyne Road)

    Form a team of five and navigate your way around London by following our clues. This afternoon will be great way to see some sights and familiarise yourself with the London Underground. Mingle and Jam Bar Tabs for the funniest and most creative teams.

  • Mingle + Jam - 20th September

    6.30pm - 10.30pm @ The Good Ship, 239 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR

    Meet fellow students and make musical friends with a night of speed networking followed by a jam session. This is a great opportunity to get together with students new and old, who are on either your course or another.

  • 5-a-side Football Tournament - 21st September

    12pm - 5pm @ Kilburn Grange Park, Kilburn High Road

    Compete in our 5-a-side Football Tournament, with prizes and a trophy for the winning team.

Freshers Day 2017 - 22nd September 

11am - 4pm @ ICMP (1A Dyne Road)

We're taking over Building A for a day of information, activities and competitions from ICMP departments and partners for both new and returning students.

Exhibitors confirmed so far are:

Audient | BASCA | Bell Percussion | 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl | Epic Noise | GAK Education | Gonzo @ The Garage, London | The Hub at ICMP | Hard Rock Cafe London | Headliner Entertainment | ICMP Events | Incorporated Society of Musicians | Music Gateway | Musicians' Union | Orange Amplifiers | Piano Works | Read Audio | Resident Studios | ReverbNation | Rose Morris & Co | Sir Colin Campbell | The Famous Company | The Park Studios | The Wellbeing Team at ICMP | Wicked Student Nights

We've also got a whole load of prizes available for those attending on the day including: 

- £100 Amazon Voucher
- A 12 Month Standard Membership of BASCA (worth £90)
- Free tickets to Camden/Central/Shoreditch Pub Crawls
- A meal for two at Hard Rock Cafe
- 2 x ISM student memberships
- 2x weekend tickets to the London Drum Show 2017 
- Free annual business membership to Music Gateway
- Free student memberships to The MU
- Free entry to The Good Ship comedy nights
- A one day recording session at The Park Studios
- A table and entrance for 10 guests at a Wicked Student Nights event of your choice!
- £30 Dominos Voucher
- £25 drinks voucher for the Sir Colin Campbell
- 4hr Production session with one of our experienced producers @ Resident Studios
- 1x R100s - single driver IEMs from Read Audio
- Free place for 2 at Epic Noise Music Bootcamp
​- Free entry for life to Gonzo
- 10 free hours drum booth rehearsal from Bell Percussion
- 2 x Tickets to BBC Amplify, London
- Free bottle of Gragnano from Quartieri, Kilburn
- £50 Voucher from Rose Morris & Co
​- 2 x Tickets to any concert at O2 Forum Kentish Town
-1 month of The Famous Company's A&R Consultancy+ Service
-Tickets to Pete Ray Biggin Masterclass from The Rubix Group
-A Seagull M4 Merlin Fretted Dulcimer, Natural Mahogany from GAK Education

Freshers Party​ - 22nd September

8pm - Midnight @ Kingpin Suite, Bloomsbury Lanes, Bedford Way, WC1A

Featuring five bowling lanes, a karaoke room, a virtual cricket net, a pool table, table tennis, Foosball and arcade machines, this will be a night full of fun and games!

Free arrival drink for the first 100 attendees.

All attendees can continue to party after the event with free entry to the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes 'WANTED: BOWLING, MAGIC & DISCO’ club night.

  • Bandeoke - 25th September

    7.30pm - 11pm @ The Monarch, 40-42 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8BG

    Pick your song, pick you instrument and join our tutor house band for a night of classic covers old and new. 

    House Band featuring: Jenny Howe | Freddie Draper | Tolis Zavaliaris | Gareth John Spicer

  • Quiz Night - 26th September

    7.30pm - 10pm @ ICMP (1A Dyne Road)

    Get some friends together to battle it out and be the ICMP Quiz Masters 2017.  Prizes for the winning team and special challenges!

  • Howard Jones Masterclass - 26th September

    7pm - 9pm @ ICMP (Room 101A, 1A Dyne Road)

    ICMP's Dean of Studies, Tony Harris will lead this 'In Conversation' style masterclass in which you will hear about Howard’s experiences throughout his 30 year career - including what methods he uses for songwriting, his innovative approach to self-promotion as an artist and advice on how to develop a connection between yourself as an artist and your fans. 

    The class will be beneficial to any ICMP students looking to develop themselves as an artist or band, but particularly those on the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship and BA (Hons) Songwriting courses.

  • Collision - 27th September

    7.30pm-11pm @ Soul Store West, 34 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5UA

    A night of music from collaborations between ICMP London - The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance BMus and BA Songwriting students. 

    Plus a headline set from a special tutor band featuring: Kaz Rodriguez | Ben Jones | Christopher Newland | Xantone Blacq

  • Macmillan Tea Morning - 29th September

    11am - 2.30pm @ ICMP (Main Student Area, 1a Dyne Road)

    Come and have some coffee/tea and cake in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support's World's Biggest Coffee Morning and chat with staff members from different ICMP teams including The Hub at ICMP, ICMP Events, The Wellbeing Team at ICMP, Student Voice, Admissions and Programme Support.

    There will also be entertainment throughout the morning on The Hub Unplugged Stage.

  • Camden Crawl - 29th September

    7pm - 11pm @ Starts at ICMP (Main Student Area, 1a Dyne Road)

    The highlight of ICMP's Freshers is our infamous venue crawl around Camden. Join us as we visit some of our favourite venues in London's most alternative borough. 

    This year we are partnering with 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl which means more venues, more free drinks and more deals to be had!

    First destination 55 Bar Camden - further venues to be announced!