The event will take place in the pub’s upstairs function room on Saturday 26 August, with doors opening at 7pm and the performance starting around 7:30pm. Tickets cost £4 for entry only (there’ll be a cash bar), or punters can opt for a £10 ticket which includes a drink and a snack from The Ned Ludd’s new tapas menu.
All monies raised from ticket sales will be donated to The Framework Knitters Museum – Nottingham Brewery’s charitable partner – and the acts taking part have kindly agreed to perform free of charge. Each of the four acts will perform two sets with an interval at around 8:30pm, when the audience can order additional food as well as drinks from the bar if they wish.
So what is ‘Behind the Music’?
Musician and compere for the evening, Mark Nightingale (pictured above), explains: ‘This is more than just an evening of music and more than a mix of styles and performers. “Behind the Music” allows you to meet and hear from the performers themselves. Before each piece there’s a short explanation or insight from each musician.
Thus along with the music itself, we’re let in on the process that created it, or allowed to appreciate something of the musician’s craft and relationship with their instrument, or asked to look out for certain aspects in the music that we may not have noticed otherwise. Behind the Music not only lets us hear the music, but invites us inside the music too.’
Andy Heath, Operations Manager for Nottingham Brewery adds: ‘This is the second “Behind the Music” event that we’ve organised with Mark and the Framework Knitters Museum, so we’re hoping to really build on the success of the first one. Nottingham Brewery is delighted to be supporting the museum by donating the proceeds from ticket sales and we’re very grateful to Mark and all the acts for offering their time and talent free of charge. It’s set to be a fantastic evening, so come along and join us for a Saturday night with a difference.’
About the acts
Chris Miles – pioneer of pure impro. Improvisation takes many forms, but here we have its purest expression. With other experienced improvisers, Chris Miles leads the way creating in the moment a brand new piece; no agreed keys or chords; no agreed structure or feel. It is always surprising what fresh and complete music this method of improvisation produces.
How to buy tickets
You can buy tickets for ‘Behind the Music’ on the door or in advance from The Framework Knitters Museum or The Ned Ludd. Tickets are also available online from Eventbrite. For more information, please contact the museum on 0115 984 6914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours times are Wednesday to Friday, 10:30am to 4pm.