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Live From New Basford... It's Thursday Night!

Brand New for winter 2016! Join us every Thursday night for an evening of entertainent. Oour new-look Thursday nights will be like a box of chocolates, you'll never know what you're going to get. We've booked acoutsic musicians, jazz troupes, comedians, street poets and even a one-man show!
Brought to you in association with Armageddon Promotions Thursday Night Live is intended to be non-invasive and mostly chilled out. It all kicks off from 8.30pm and won't cost you a penny. The weekend starts here... Live from New Basford it's Thursday night!

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New Years Eve with The Last Pedestrians

Back in their New Years Eve slot where they belong, The Last Pedestrians play psycho country folk! The songs of Harry Stephenson, Wayne Evans and Phil Jackson will make you laugh, wince and dance. "Lets get naked and Boogie!"
Harry is the main singer in the band and most of the songs are his. Harry was signed to Stiff records in the 70's with 'Plummet Airlines'. He was accompanied by Wayne then and he still is now. Phil Jackson and Beano joined in about 6 or 7 years ago and Rich started playing with the band in January 2010.
This year, for the first time in ages New Years Eve will be completely FREE ENTRY and open to all. We'll still have the complimentary buffet as well as the free glass of bubbly at midnight that proved so popular last year!

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Welcome to Jazz Club... Nice!

The Lion at Basford's Sunday afternoon Jazz Club is one of Nottingham's most famous jazz clubs. For over fifteen years Sunday afternoon has welcomed full to bursting audiences who come to experience the greatest names in local jazz – from the early days of Shipstone Street Jazz Orchestra and Ben Martin to today’s top local names, Esmond Selwyn, Dave Leithead and Ed Marchewicz.
With music ranging from fun, boogie-woogie and jive, to classy vocalists exploring the Great American songbook, there is music to suit every taste. So, for families looking a special celebratory meal, or an addition to a Cultural weekend, or for parents who simply want to introduce their children to jazz, the Sunday Jazz Lunch us the perfect setting. Food served 12noon - 7pm.

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Sunday Night Music Quiz

The longest running and greatest music quiz in Basford, with great food, great beer, great prizes and your fantastic host Shaun Whitehead to take you through it...
Do you know your Barry White from your Beethoven? Your Madonna from your Lady Madonna? If so Sunday nights from 8.30pm is the day and the time. We also throw in a couple of games of Sticky Thirteens for extra measure. Please book tables by emailing the website.

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The Big Wednesday Quiz

Join Mark, your quizmaster, at The Lion every Wednesday night from 9pm for the definitive general knowledge quiz. Questions vary from current affairs to sci-fi movies and everything inbetween. The quiz is sponsored by Oakham Ales and the top prize every week is £50 cash. There are occasionally other minor prizes which can vary between t-shirts and cases of cider.
For only £1 entry (per person) not only do you play for £50 cash but everyone playing gets entered into a weekly prize draw to be called up to play open-the-box. We start with 11 keys and each week if the box doesn;t get opened the keys go down and down to just 2. In the box is £100 and it can rollover and accumulate! See you Wednesday!

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Coming up this week

Today 4/12


Sunday Lunchtime Jazz@ the Lion...from 1.30pmOur ever popular Live Jazz sessions. We are incredibly lucky to be able to have some of the most talented, grooviest performers showcase themselves at The Lion.


Ed Marchewicz Quartet (1:30pm)

Special Event

Sunday Night Music Quiz (8:30pm)With Shaun Whitehead. Great chilled out sounds and questions to end the weekend....starts 8.30pm

Wednesday 7/12

Special Event

The Lion Quiz (9pm)A fun general knowledge quiz sponsored by Oakham Ales. Top prize is £50 cash plus get a chance to "Open The Box".

Thursday 8/12


Thursday Night Live (8:30pm)Acts TBC

next Friday 9/12


Live Music from 9pm


The Score (9pm)

next Saturday 10/12


Live Music from 9pm


The Solution (9pm)

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Draught Bass


Castle Rock Harvest Pale


Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon


Abstract Jungle - Pride


Lincoln Green - Little John


Shipstone’s - Original


Shipstones - Nut Brown


Pentrich - Kiama


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