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February-March Program

View our Feb-March program here

(opens as a PDF)

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Interview – Juga-Naut

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

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Help us buy some time – please sign & share

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.

Please sign now….

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October / November Program

View a PDF of our print program here (click the image below). You can pick up a copy if you’re passing the venue, or from many other venues around town, including Broadway Cinema, Lakeside Arts, the train station & more…

 

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New Wednesday Program

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…

Rosie Frater-Taylor – Book Now

Mas Y Mas – Book Now

Snazzback – Book Now

Acoustickle – Book Now

Ka Safar – Book Now

Roosevelt Collier – Book Now

 

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Our Covid Safety Policy

Peggy’s operations to prevent spread of Covid 19

We want to reassure you that we are still taking sensible measures to keep everyone safe, but we have now removed the requirement for our staff to wear facemasks during service. We hope that the following information will help you to stay confident about venturing into town for your next unique experience in the friendly sanctuary now commonly known as “Our Peggy’s”


Changes we have made and will continue to make to keep you safe

  • As of 3rd June 2021, we will no longer require anyone to wear facemasks in the venue.
  • To minimise queueing, we ask you to select an arrival time, so that customers don’t all arrive at once.
  • There will be hand sanitiser for you to use on arrival and available to you at any time
  • You will also have the opportunity to wash your hands in our facilities upstairs or in the ground floor accessible toilet
  • We have a fully functioning air ventilation system that allows fresh air in whilst taking the stale air out
  • We will sanitize menus after every use
  • There will be no service at the bar which will minimise the need for movement around the venue
  • The Food Standards Agency states that it is very unlikely to catch Coronavirus from food.
  • Only kitchen staff have access to the kitchen
  • We will continue to sanitise all surfaces that come into contact with hands; finger plates, doors, bannister rails, pillars. This will happen before your visit, during and straight after
  • Your table and chairs will be sanitised
  • Our bathrooms will also be sanitised at the same rate
  • The frequency of these operations will be monitored and checked by our management
  • We have a mirror on the stairs to avoid customers crossing past each other
  • We will encourage contactless payments (now up to £100 per transaction) to reduce handling cash
  • Our card reading machines and till screens will be sanitised before and after every use
  • We have always asked our audience to keep noise to a minimum during a performance for the benefit of music lovers and in consideration of the band.

We do reserve the right to ask customers to leave the venue if their behaviour impacts on the safety of others, including our staff. We sincerely hope you understand our intentions. If you have any other suggestions or concerns please let us know. We wish to work on this together with you

bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk

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Interview with Dennis Rollins MBE & Velocity Trio

Click image to watch our interview with Dennis Rollins MBE & Velocity Trio

Sooree Pillay catches up with Dennis Rollins, Ross Stanley & Pedro Segundo, ahead of their performance at Peggy’s Skylight.
Discussing aspects of the band’s inception, musical relationships, and the importance of venues like Peggy’s for keeping music alive and moving forwards. Also, the musicians’ influences, and the future of jazz music and young musicians
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Jazz Venue Of The Year 2021


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

 

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Culture Recovery Funding Support Announced

We’re overwhelmed, ecstatic and extremely grateful, not to mention relieved to have been awarded funding from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, to support jobs, musicians & suppliers over the coming 6 months. Our heartfelt thanks go to Arts Council England for recognising and validating what we do in awarding the fund, and to Music Venue Trust, who have tirelessly supported us and many others through the application process.

We are so thankful for the support shown by you, our customers, many of who supported our crowdfunding, purchased gift vouchers, donated or credited ticket purchases for events which could not happen, bought T-shirts, watched livestreams & donated or ordered takeaway food. Your testimonials left on social media & beyond have really lifted our spirits, and formed a vital part of our successful bid for support.

Needless to say, Covid19 has presented a huge challenge to everyone, and there are no winners in this situation. We are mindful that there are many organisations and individuals who have not been so fortunate. However, it is important to recognise and be thankful for the positives, and we are fully committed to using these funds to not only survive, but also to improve our cultural offering moving forwards.

You can see more details of the support package in full for organisations accross England, using the hashtag #HereForCulture on social media

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Peggy’s highlights spiritual jazz flute Ethiopian funk

Follow the link for “Peggy’s Highlights”

Spiritual Jazz Flute: Chip Wickham | Ethiopian Funk Pioneer: Hailu Mergia

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