Events at Ruskin Mill
All events take place in the Ruskin Mill Gallery in Nailsworth unless otherwise specified.
How to book
Please book for events by either telephone or email 01453 837537 or [email protected]
No payment is taken on the phone, just cash or cheque on the door. Concessions are £5 for those aged 25 and under, or disabled. Events are free of charge for accompanying carers and personal assistants. All events at Ruskin Mill are wheelchair accessible, do contact us if you have any specific requirements.
Parking at Ruskin Mill is for disabled visitors. For evening and weekend events please use the events car park at Brookdale, just before Ruskin Mill on the left as you come from Nailsworth. More parking is available at Horsley Mill, located 400m after Ruskin Mill, a five minute walk back along the lit lakeside path.
Eli West Trio
Friday 21 April 7.30pm
£15 / £5 concession
On his way to the 2023 Shetland Folk Festival, we warmly welcome bluegrass genius Eli West who will be joined by Patrick M’Gonigle on fiddle and Forrest Marowitz on double bass.
It’s always illuminating to ask an artist how they understand music, but Eli West’s perspective is nothing short of ground-breaking. A trained designer, he sees music architecturally, visualising his compositions spatially. It’s a highly unusual way to think about music, tied to his verdant natural world of the Pacific Northwest. On his new album, Tapered Point of Stone, West lays out original songs and tunes like houses built by hand, weaving their melodies into the setting of acoustic roots music that first inspired him.
“Making music the world needs.”
– Tim O’Brien
“Eli West is an exceptional singer, guitar player and musician, really deep stuff.”
– Martin Simpson
Friday 17 March 7.30pm
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense; instead they rely on mutual trust, listening and responding. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.
“Music of a rich, sinewy immersion, guided by a mutual sense of exploration, space and a very English kind of swing. It’s an intimate, contemporary reinvention of the source material.” The Guardian
£20 / £5 concessions (under 25s)