The first round of the U.K. government’s cultural recovery fund has been released, which marks a lifeline for many venues in the country. Continue Reading Initial Funding Arrives for Stricken U.K. VenuesRead More
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NOW WITH DISTANCING: The return of audiences to U.K. venues does not mean packed crowds like this one cheering Ali Campbell of UB40 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (Getty Images) United Kingdom Indoor Concerts Are Returning Limited capacities, e-tickets among government guidelines The U.K. government is rolling out the fourth stage of its five-stage roadmap to bring back performing arts in the country. Starting Aug. 1, audiences will be allowed back inside U.K. venues, but under the new regime audiences, performers and venue staff are expected to maintain a mandated distance at all times. To ensure distances can be maintained, venues are required to limit their capacities accordingly. Tickets will be bought online and venues are encouraged to use e-tickets to reduce contact and help track visitors in case authorities want to reconstruct a chain of infection. To indicate appropriate distances to their visitors, venue operators should have markings… Continue Reading International Beat
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.
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.