Calling adult amateur pianists! Why not start the new year as you mean to go on, playing piano for and with friends...?!
The London Piano Meetup Group's first informal performance opportunity of 2018 will be at the 1901 Arts Club near Waterloo. The venue has a wonderful Steinway C grand piano. The London Piano Meetup Group provides a friendly, supportive environment in which to air full pieces, parts of pieces, ‘works-in-progress’, improvisations, own compositions - anything piano related! Instrumentalists with piano accompaniment are also welcome - to arrange any ensembles or accompanists, please go to the group's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/LondonPMG) and post a message there.
Time limit for performers: 6 minutes
Performing slots available: 16
Doors open: 6.30 pm
All standards of player (beginners to advanced) are most welcome, especially those who have not attended one of our events before. Nerves when playing in front of other people are normal, regardless of how advanced you are or how long you have been playing, and everyone appreciates the challenges of performing in front of others - there is absolutely no judgement or competitive aspect at LPMG events, only mutual support from fellow performers and audience members. After playing for each other we will head to a local pub/bar to socialise and talk pianos over a beverage or two.
There are also plenty of spaces for friends/relatives to come and watch too - or also pianists who just don't want to get up and perform.
Please don't arrive early (there are plenty of pubs and cafes nearby to wait if you need, and DO NOT ring the doorbell, either before starting or during performances if you arrive late. The door will be opened periodically between performances to check for latecomers!
Admission (and reservation of a performing slot if you wish to perform) is through pre-bought tickets only, we do not sell tickets on the door; there are also no refunds on tickets. The ticketing link will close 24 hours before the event, so make sure you reserve your spot in time. The LPMG is run by volunteers on a not-for-profit basis, and all ticket sales go towards venue hire and associated running costs of the group's activities.
To be added to the mailing list to be alerted to future events as soon as they are announced, please contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org