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

Get your wristband here!

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. 

pre-freshers_meet_up.pngPre-Freshers Meet Up -17th September

The Colin Campbell, 264-266 Kilburn High Road

2pm - 8pm

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.

freshers_showcase.pngICMP Freshers Showcase 2017 -18th September

O2 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS

6.30pm - 11pm

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

Line Up:

The Velvet Hands
Circus VIII

scavenger_hunt.pngScavenger Hunt -19th and 20th September

1a Dyne Road

12pm - 5pm

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

mingle_and_jam.pngMingle + Jam - 20th September

The Good Ship, 239 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR

6.30pm - 10.30pm

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

Kilburn Grange Park, Kilburn High Road

12pm - 5pm

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

freshers_day_2017.jpgFreshers Day 2017 - 22nd September 

1A Dyne Road

11am - 4pm

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:

Bell Percussion
1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl
Epic Noise
Gonzo @ The Garage, London
The Hub at ICMP
Hard Rock Cafe London
Headliner Entertainment
ICMP Events
Incorporated Society of Musicians
London Drum Show 
Music Gateway
Musicians' Union
Read Audio
Resident Studios
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
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
Free bottle of Gragnano from Quartieri, Kilburn

freshers_party.jpg Freshers Party​ - 22nd September

Kingpin Suite, Bloomsbury Lanes, Bedford Way, WC1A

8pm - Midnight

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_0.jpgBandeoke - 25th September

The Monarch, 40-42 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8BG

7.30pm - 11pm

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.jpgQuiz Night - 26th September

1a Dyne Road

7.30pm - 10pm

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.jpgHoward Jones Masterclass - 26th September

Room 101A, 1A Dyne Road

7pm - 9pm

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.jpgCollision - 27th September

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.jpgMacmillan Tea Morning - 29th September

Main Student Area, 1a Dyne Road

11am - 2.30pm

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_freshers.jpgCamden Crawl - 29th September

Starts Main Student Area, 1a Dyne Road

7pm - 11pm

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

Visit our Eventbrite page to learn more about the activities and how to get tickets. 

Head over to our Events page to find out more about ICMP networking opportunities, gigs and much, much more.