(opens as a PDF)
Peggy’s co-founder Rachel, in conversation with Juga-Naut. Multi-talented artist, emcee, producer and chef with an international following, Juga-Naut creates every aspect of his music himself from concept to final product. He combines exquisite lyricism, hardcore beats and authentic soul. He has a deep love for food, art, music and culture.
Recorded and edited by Martin Makowski
Petition link here
Nottingham City Council are planning to sell the Peggy’s Skylight building at auction on the 23rd February 2023. Business owners, Paul and Rachel have a lease for 10 years, and were only made aware of this action on 17th Nov, 2022. Will a new landlord be good or bad for Peggy’s?
Paul and Rachel would like to purchase the property, “We want the Council to offer business owners a fair chance to raise funds to purchase the property themselves, in order to ensure that we can keep enjoying world class live music in the heart of Nottingham”.
Realistically they need more time to secure funding. So far the Council have refused to change their plans – we hope you will help to change their minds.
Peggy’s Skylight is unique in the UK, and well-loved by many. It is award winning (2021 ‘All-Party Parliamentary Award’ for Best Jazz Venue – UK); widely cited by many world-renowned musicians as one of their favourite UK venues, and quickly growing a reputation as a key destination venue in the Midlands.
Please recognise Peggy’s as an important cultural and community asset to the city, and allow the owners a reasonable period of 6 months to source funding.
Soul shaking Afro futurist intimate soulful spiritual world jazz new wave dancefloor rhythmic rumba deep dubstep fresh & original music infused with joy!
We present our new Wednesday program…
We are so very happy and proud to announce that Peggy’s has won ‘Jazz Venue Of The Year’ in the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021!
Many congratulations to all the other worthy winners, and those shortlisted. We would like to offer our thanks and gratitude to the following, without whom this would not have been possible.
Arts Council England
The Cultural Recovery Fund from DCMS #HereForCulture (we really would not still be here without this!)
Music Venue Trust, whose support has been immense and invaluable
All our supporters who have been there from the beginning, and also those who gave us a lifeline in the form of crowdfunding, and donations for our livestream performances
Dennis Rollins MBE, our patron
All the musicians who have graced our stage, and spread their enthusiasm for Peggy’s far and wide.
Our talented team of staff that stayed the course and helped us diversify and adapt to the many changes we had to make.
Sooree Pillay, and all our friends and family.
We are blessed to have you alongside us and this award really belongs to all that help sail the good ship Peggy
Thank you, thank you, thank you