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Mendi Singh and Jonathan Mayer at University Hall

A male musician sat on the floor in the desert with two tabla drums.
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In the second of our Global Roots events at University Hall, we're thrilled to be hosting internationally-renowned tabla player Mendi Singh and Jonathan Mayer – one of the most versatile sitarists in the world. Pay what you decide for tickets!

  • From: Thursday 30 November 2023, 7 pm
  • To: Thursday 30 November 2023, 8 pm
  • Location: University Hall, NTU City Campus, 48 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
  • Cost: Pay what you decide
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 15 November 2023, 7.00 pm
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Event details

Experience music from India as we welcome renowned musicians Mendi Singh (tabla) and Jonathan Mayer (sitar) to University Hall.

Mendi Mohinder Singh boasts a professional career over three decades, working with the likes of Gary Barlow, Peter Gabriel, Anand Shankar, Shalil Shankar, Darius Brubeck, Courtney Pine, Malkit Singh MBE, Luis Salinas, and Nitin Sawhney. Mendi has performed at Mahatma Gandhi Stadium (India), Chile Stadium (Chile), Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Victoria Town Hall (Brazil), WOMAD festival , Etihad Stadium, The O2 Arena, and Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Jonathan Mayer studied composition and sitar at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. After graduating he studied Imdadkhani gharana under Ustad Wajahat Khan and finally settled in to the Senia veen-kar Gharana with the late Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury. He has performed in a variety of genres, and played with artists including Anup Jalota, Kathryn Tickell, Kuljit Bhamra, Erich Gruenburg, Rohan De Sarem, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslava Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler, The Orlando Consort, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Future Sounds of London, Karlovy Vary Symphonic Orchestra, and BBC Concert Orchestra.

Performance information

Doors: 6.30 pm
Performance: 7 pm
Running time: 1 hour
Age guidance: 7+, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Concert format and pricing
Our hour-long, bite-sized concerts are an ideal introduction to different genres of music – and with a recommended ticket price, you decide what you pay. Tickets are general admission with no reserved seating, ​so please ensure you tell us about any ​access requirements for you or your party at the time of booking. ​

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Location details


University Hall
NTU City Campus
48 Shakespeare Street


Situated on the University’s City Campus, University Hall is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

Visitors travelling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

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