Peggy's Christmas Party with Manière des Bohémiens

Event update

Please note- tickets for this event are standing only. There is no table reservation, although limited seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Our altered menu will be as follows...

It's a wrap night! Hand held - grab a bite

Our signature sourdough flatbread. Rolled wide and fine to wrap around either...

Chermoula with Hummus (vegan)

A lemony mixture of spices rubbed, rolled and roasted around seasonal veg with onion and garlic. Peggy's Pickles (vegan) add a drizzle of mint yoghurt (vegetarian) for extra oooh


Lahma Bi Ajeen

Sweetly spiced minced lamb and tomato with lemon and sumac

served with Peggy's pickles, and a drizzle of fresh mint yoghurt.

Bar snacks; Olives, spicy hot nuts, cheesy flat bread parcels.

If you are perched you might want to try

Peggy's Cheeseboard

3 cheeses; Derby Sage, Stilton and goats log with our sourdough crackers and Peggy's pickles

Friday 21st December 2018

7:00pm - 12:00am

  • Performance starts at 8pm
  • 2 sets of 45 minutes with a 30 minute interval, approximately
  • This is a standing event though there are limited seats available on a first come first served basis

Local gypsy-swingers Manière des Bohémiens have played hundreds of shows since they started in Notts back in 2009. They have been entertaining folks up and down the country and abroad with their own infectious blend of virtuosic, improvised Manouche Jazz and Eastern European swing.

Their influences include the father of gypsy-jazz Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Biréli Lagrène, Angelo Debarre, Stochelo Rosenberg, Fritz Kreisler, Nicolò Paganini & Christian Garrick and also reveal elements of western swing, klezmer and romantic classical music. The variety of musical backgrounds of the band have combined and evolved into an exciting and unique swing sound which routinely has crowds up on their feet and dancing!

This December they make a festive return to Peggy's Skylight to host an evening a little different to their usual shows; inviting their guest singer and musician friends from Nottingham and the East Midlands onstage to perform their Christmas favourites in a variety of styles to bring up the Christmas party mood!

Special Guests

Martha Bean

Martha Bean is now rather curiously most famous for being the voice / musician behind the artist ‘Nursery Rhymes 123’, with thousands of babies drifting off to sleep to her arrangements and original songs every night.

Her original song-writing material (released under her own name) is a little more dark and mysterious; like the soundtrack to a classic spy film, the expansive soundscapes and string arrangements (featuring Rob Rosa on violin) have been described as “full of charm, delicateness, and pure, unadulterated loveliness” (Fresh On The Net). A new EP is expected to arrive in early 2019.

Adam Peter Smith

Adam Peter Smith is a long standing figure within the Nottingham music scene. As well as releasing his own music across a handful of albums, he is a full time busker and plays shows all across the UK. Tonight, however, he is performing with his partner Alex Milne as a one off Christmas special singing their favourite Christmas tunes!

Leah Sanderson

Leah is Singer and Songwriter for local band Keto, which also features Rob on violin and more recently Greg Rawson on drums. Her music can be described as hypnotic, offering a fresh and quintessentially English take on millennial folk. She has hadsuccess on a full UK and Ireland tour supporting critically acclaimed songwriter, Simone Felice (Three Billboards.,) and performing at the renowned Southbank centre for a special performance of her works. After a busy 2017 performing at the Green Man Festival, Glastonbury festival, Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in Reykjavik, and in Paris, and going on a full UK tour with Julia Jacklin, Keto caught the attention of PRS, making Leah one of the recipients of the ‘Women Make Music’ fund. With this they travelled to record in the eerily serene Outer Hebrides.

Kiki Papatoli

With a background in ballet and performance arts, Kiki was also drawn to jazz music from an early age. She studied jazz singing and appeared in venues in her homeland, Greece where she had the privilege to study and play with renowned jazz pianist Milcho Leviev. From swing and jazz ballads she soon explored the sound of Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova and Brazilian music with Antonio Carlos Jobim being her favourite composer. Throw in the mix her love for retro Greek music and ‘Rembetiko’, the Greek blues, she traverses all these genres with equal fervour.

Joel Berger

Joel has been resident pianist/guitarist and singer at Craft and the White Hart in Lincoln for many years. He’s also played over the UK and Europe in all manner of places from RAF bases to weddings and cocktail bars as a soloist and with his band “The Lounge Crusade” as well as recording and performing with Rob from Manière on various projects.

Guest Instrumentalists

Peter Beardsworth

Pete plays saxophone and keyboard, working in a variety of styles and projects. Tonight he re-joins Manière, whom he played with between 2012 and 2015, to play some Xmas ballads and bop licks.

Andy Tytherleigh

Bassist Andy Tytherleigh has been knocking around the Nottingham jazz scene for an age. As a member of Schmoov he toured the world, playing their brand of disco house music. Presently he is signed to Denovali records in Berlin as part of the Origamibiro collective.

Greg Rawson

Greg is a Drumkit / non-western percussionist who has performed and recorded with artists and acts as diverse as Swati Natekar, Ranvir Sigh, Si Tew, Magatte Dieng, Roxy Rawson, Jayne Hannah, One Bomb and Sabar Sound System to Bjorn Again. Greg has toured Europe and has featured on many major festivals such as Glastonbury and Secret Garden party to name but a few. Greg has studied Popular Music and Ethnomusicology BA (Hons) degree at Bretton Hall (Leeds University). Greg is always searching for new sounds, techniques and projects music to explore his art further.

Rupert Stone

Rupert Stone is a guitarist and violinist from Chesterfield. He mostly plays up and down the country and occasionally overseas with his function band “The Groovy Cats”, though you will also catch him standing in with many musicians and bands around the East Midlands.

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Ticket booking

Peggy's Christmas Party with Manière des Bohémiens


Total £00.00

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These are the premium seats, each one having clear sight lines to the stage. You can request to be seated in Dizzy (raked theatre), Duke (side wall), Monk or Bird (bar) or Billie (front of stage) and we will do our best to allocate you to your favourite seats on a first come, first served basis. Each of these seats is at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service.

Standing tickets are for the bar area behind the seated auditorium. We politely ask that you stand within this area so as not to obscure the view of the seated audience.

The two areas by the front windows are generally used for group bookings. In the event that there are no groups in for a specific show, we will make available seated tickets, some of which are slightly restricted viewing.

We are able to cater for bookings of up to 22 people in the area 'Ella', up to 12 in 'Satchmo' and up to 10 in the area called 'Mingus'.
We can also arrange for a standing buffet for more people on request
Please email to discuss your enquiry

Please email to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor

Advance ticket sales finish at 18:30 on the day of the concert. We often agree a split of ticket takings in the artist's favour, and so we are inclined to add a premium to tickets purchased on the door to encourage them to come back and perform for us again!

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