open mic landscape poster 2015 (NEW TIME)Following on from their successful Open Mic Night fundraiser in 2014, two local performers, Amanda Bruce and Lucy Theobald are organising another ‘Open Mic Night’ in aid of musicworks. The event was a huge success and so they are back at the Poppy and Pint this August to give another opportunity to local singers.

Money raised will help to fund musicworks’ “Care Homes Project” which aims to provide Care Homes with training and “Soundtrack to My Life” toolkits to benefit people living with dementia. Amanda said “Soundtrack to My Life” captures the power of music to reconnect people with dementia to memories that may at first appear to have been lost. One of the incredible things about music is its ability to evoke emotions; a song may be ephemeral but its effects are long-lasting, and the toolkit is an important aid which every person with dementia deserves to have access to.” and Lucy added “We really wanted to organise another event as musicworks does such important work for people with dementia which I really think should be supported and showcased. The Open Mic Night is a great way of getting the people together, and using the rich musical talent that Nottingham has to offer in support of this fantastic cause. We hope more people will join us after the success of last year – it was such a fun night to be a part of.”

John Osborne, Chair and Artistic Director of musicworks said, “It’s wonderful that Amanda and Lucy wanted to organize another event after the success of last year. An event like this brings all the elements of musicworks together – giving people an opportunity to perform and supporting local talent whilst raising money that we can use to give people access to music through our ‘Music in Care’ projects. It was a great fun event and we look forward to welcoming lots more talented people to share their talents.”

The event is being held at The Poppy and Pint in West Bridgford who are kindly donating the use of their function room to support the event.

Those attending the event can get up and sing or just come along to listen. Singers should bring sheet music for the event’s pianist or an MP3 player with their backing tracks. Instrumentalists are also welcome but acoustic or small set ups only due to time and equipment constraints. Entry is £5 minimum donation on the door.

Contact us for more information – we look forward to seeing you there!