Whilst LOCKDOWN continues we will be meeting via ZOOM at 7.30pm every Sunday evening - the Zoom session will also be live on our Facebook page.
Each evening begins with a hour of 'floor spots' and then we welcome a guest artist for a 30 minute spot, followed by another round of floorspots, aiming to finish at 10.00pm with a final song or tune from our guest.
03 January Ruaridh Greig
10 January July Cook
17 January Polly Paulusma
24 January Gemma Khawaja
31 January David Jones
07 February Gary Woolley 14 FebruaryVALENTINES 21 FebruaryDavid Griffiths 28 February John Roberts
07 March Cambridge and Walker ALBUM LAUNCH
14 March Pete Grassby
21 March Tom Meldrin
28 March Chris Koldewey & Joy Bennett
04 April EASTER SUNDAY
11 April Peter and Audi Souza
18 April Open Stage
25 April Bass and Taylor
02 May Open Stage
09 May Pat Smith and Ned Clamp
16 May Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage
23 May OPEN STAGE at the NCI - check the Open Stage Concerts page for details
30 May THE OFTEN HERD - Bluegrass from the North-East - see the Gig schedule
COVID 19 CONCERTS
We are delighted to be able to hold formal concerts with a socially distanced seated audience. This means that seats are limited and must be reserved in advance here.
Concerts will commence at 7.30pm and end not later than 10.00pm, as the premises must be vacated completely by 10.30pm.
Our guidelines on attending one of our concerts follow below. The NCI Club have done a fantastic job at making our venue COVID-secure so please help them continue to put on live music in the city by following the guidelines here and on the night. We know there is a lot here but don't be put off - it still feels very much like a 'normal' gig and we've all had a great time at the live nights since the restart.
Please be reassured that the seats, tables and all surfaces are misted with a virucide between every event and hand sanitiser is available throughout the building.
Entering the NCI
Do NOT COME IF YOU
• Have tested positive for COVID-19
• Had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
• Had any symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, shortness of breath)
• Had close contact with someone who has shown symptoms of COVID-19
• Are feeling unwell
• Are self isolating
• Recently returned to the country
• Had close contact with someone who has recently returned to the country
Facemasks must be worn when entering the building or when moving around the building. You do not need to wear a facemask when seated.
Give way to anyone leaving the building. A 2m safe zone is marked at the entrance.
Use the hand sanitiser when entering the NCI premises.
Please follow all floor markings, arrows, etc., and generally KEEP LEFT!
Go straight to the hall. There is more hand sanitiser inside the door.
Record your name and contact details (mobile phone number) for contact tracing purposes. For simple covid security, please bring your own pen with you.
If you have a suitable mobile phone and the NHS app, you can scan the QR code in the entrance hall.
If you need to pay, please bring the correct money and leave it in the tin at the door.
Drinks will be ordered in the hall and will be brought to the rear of the hall. A price list is available. Choose the drink you require and write the number, your name and the price on the sheet. Please leave the correct payment in the cash tin and take your own change – we trust you! Every little while we’ll take the sheet to the bar and they’ll bring the drinks through to the table at the back
Empty glasses should be returned to the tray at the back of the hall.
Seating is socially distanced If you are part of a ‘bubble’ then you may use the side bench seats; otherwise please use the single seats in the main body of the hall.
Use the door in the side of the hall to enter the toilet corridor (Keep Left, give way to anyone leaving the toilets and return to the hall via the main lobby and the hall main doors.
Make sure that you use the hand sanitiser provided.
Performers must use the stage – performance positions are marked on the stage.
Performers should wait at the side of the stage until the previous artist(s) has left the stage
When going on stage, please adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Do not encourage the audience to sing along – humming is permitted!