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Time for Tea and Civic Pride

PRESS RELEASE: Lace, Tea and Civic Pride event at award-winning, independent creative retailer, Debbie Bryan. ACT Cultures Crossing 9 set to stage in Nottingham’s Lace Market After stepping across the border to Long Eaton for April, ACT is back in Nottinghamshire with its second city centre offering with a dollop of civic pride.

Marysia Zipser has lined up a delicious platter of performers in the heart of the Lace Market hosted at Debbie Bryan Gallery Shop, Creative Space and Tea Room on Thursday 30th May at St Mary's Gate.


The newly elected, Rosemary Healy, Lord Mayor of Nottingham will be attending.

​Marysia Zipser, founder of Beeston based, Art Culture Tourism, said: “I am delighted to be able to bring our Cultures Crossing events back into the city centre for its second time this year.”

Doors open at 6.00pm, 1st performance starts at 7 pm, the last one finishes 8.30pm. Social networking at the beginning, middle and end. £5.00 on entry & sign in. ​Tickets and further information on Eventbrite.


This will be Art Culture Tourism’s 9th monthly Cultures Crossing cabaret revue-style evening. May’s event is on Thursday, not Wednesday this month.

Next and last event of the ACT program for 2019 Winter and Spring is “In conversation with… Ghost Bus creator Roberto Alborghetti” on June 5th.

ACT Cultures crossing events will return in the Autumn.

Future Cultures Crossing date for the diary:

  • June/July/August we're taking a break!

  • Wed 25th Sept - Buonissima Bar, Sandiacre

  • Tues 29th Oct - NTU Students Union Building, Nottingham city campus

  • Wed 27th Nov - Beeston White Lion Bar & Kitchen

  • December we're taking a break


ACT Cultures Crossing 9 - PDF Flyer Download File

ACTCC9 Press Release - Tea, Lace and Civic PrideDownload File

Performing at Debbie Bryan's - Thursday 30th May from 7 pm are:

Steve Benford - acoustic guitarist and tenor banjo player from Beeston. Steve arranges and plays traditional Celtic tunes on guitar, especially the compositions of legendary Irish harpist and composer Turlough O’Carolan.

Pam Miller - a Fine Artist presenting a super fast demo as an insight to her mixed media with paper pulp technique. Pam is a Beestonian, an acclaimed MA Fine Artist with a lifelong passion for art and teaching.

Mike Payton - a Storyteller said to be warm and engaging with a penchant for the strange and unexplainable. Telling tall tales all his life, in 2008 Mike decided to turn this into his career.

Manjit Sahota - a poet, from Poetry Against Racism, a collective group of performers who challenge, discuss and confront racism through the spoken word. Manjit, a founding member encourages people from all over the world to fight racism, bigotry and Islamophobia expressively through the powerful art form that is poetry.

Vina Ladwa - an Indian dancer who runs the Manushi Dance School. A professional Kathak dancer, performing Indian classical dance, and traditional folk. Over 25 years she has honed her dance skills and expertise as a performer, choreographer, tutor and workshop leader.

An ACT Cultures Crossing events would no longer be complete without a final dance opportunity assisted by our closing act of the evening.

​Vina will be teaching us some basic moves for us to really break down some British social barriers! Just in time for Tea! (from a china cup!)


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