The Framework Knitters Museum on Chapel Street celebrated its 45th anniversary in style with its Annual Garden Party on Monday 29 August. A highlight of the event was the launch of a brand new fundraising ale, dubbed ‘Frame Breaker’, created by the Radford-based Nottingham Brewery to help the Museum mark this very special occasion.
Guests at the Garden Party enjoyed free samples of the brew while enjoying the sunshine in the historic Framework Knitters Yard. Other attractions on offer included a packed programme of musical entertainment from local artists, craft stalls and activities, home-made cakes and refreshments, and the latest exhibition in the Chapel Art Gallery.
Frame Breaker is now on sale in Nottingham Brewery’s three pubs, The Frame Breakers in Ruddington, The Plough Inn (Brewery Tap) in Radford and The Ned Ludd in Nottingham city centre. For every pint of the beer sold, the brewery will donate 20p to the Museum’s Redevelopment & Expansion Appeal, which aims to transform their current site and expand the Museum into adjoining premises.
Paul Baker, manager at the Framework Knitters Museum, said: “The beer is the first officially joint activity of what we hope will be a really interesting partnership with Nottingham Brewery. We’re in talks about some very exciting plans for the future, with ideas ranging from special fundraising dishes on The Frame Breakers food menu, to joint promotions and events. Keep an eye on our social media pages to find out what’s happening next.”