Tag: Music Venue Trust

Virtual Festivals to Save U.K. Venues Start Today

Two of the latest initiatives to raise money for U.K. clubs are the Music Venue Trust’s #saveourscottishvenues campaign and the Brighton edition of United We Stream.

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140 U.K. Venues Saved … For Now

The United Kingdom’s Music Venue Trust has removed 140 U.K. grassroots music venues from its “critical list” since initiating the #saveourvenues campaign at the beginning of the month.

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Companies, Fans Chip In for U.K. Venues

The Music Venue Trust has identified 556 venues across the U.K. that are in dire straits as long as they’re not allowed to open their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Venues Day 2019 In London Goes On Sale

Venues Day 2019 is organized by the U.K.’s Music Venue Trust, which is dedicated to the preservation of grassroots music venues. (Courtesy Music Venue Trust) Day of networking, advice set for Oct. 9 at Islington Assembly Hall Tickets for the sixth annual Venues Day, set for Oct. 9 at Islington Assembly Hall in London, are on sale. Ticketmaster and AEG’s O2 London are official partners for the event, a key date for anyone working in or with the U.K.’s grassroots music venues. Organized by the U.K.’s Music Venue Trust, the program of the day focuses on networking opportunities and practical advice for venues to take away and use. Panels and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, as will details of the one-to-one meetings that can be booked with experts in funding, licensing, planning, acoustics, architecture, business planning, hospitality, access, safety, sound and lighting. Some of the U.K.’s foremost […]

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Want to Open a Club? Here’s a How-To

Stanley Odd performs at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Jannica Honey) U.K.’s Music Venue Trust offers free PDF guides to starting and running a venue Music Venue Trust, the U.K. charity formed to protect, secure and improve grassroots music venues, has launched two books of practical advice on how to both open and run a venue. The books — “How to Open a Grassroots Music Venue” and “How to Run a Grassroots Music Venue” — are available in PDF format and can be downloaded without charge from the organization’s website, as well as in a limited print edition. Each book contains 15 chapters of information, gathered from the experience of the trust’s venues network and its five years of work. Topics covered include “licensing, company structure, what facilities need to be provided and ideas for diversifying what they offer.” The books contain interviews with operators of U.K. grassroots music venues, who […]

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