The Mill Hill Music Festival will be kicking off this Friday, nine days of the most amazing music in Mill Hill. Some of the shows are free entry and some are ticketed. There are still a few tickets left for all events, but the BBC Elstree Band playing “A Night at The OSCARS” and Charles Court Opera performing HMS Pinnfore have nearly sold out, so we advise that you get down and buy tickets ASAP if you want to make sure you get in for those events. I’m always heartened when we get such a great response for the Opera, which is has become one of the keynote nights.Continue Reading
The #SaveLondonMusic Campaign was disturbed to read todays announcement that the Borderline, an iconic West end venue is to shut.Continue Reading
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On the BBC newson the 28th March, there was feature bit about music venues closing in London, and how the Mayor appointed Night Czar isn’t helping much. We predicted this exact thing back in November 2015 (link to that article below,) for the exact same reason that it’s happened.Continue Reading
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee of the House of Parliament has today issued its report into the future of Live music in the UK. The Save London Music Campaign was a key contributor and we are pleased to announce that the committee has agreed with many of our recommendations and conclusions, directly quoting our submission on several occasions. The full report is available below.Continue Reading
This is because the development scheme submitted has so many faults and so many objections to it.Continue Reading
A message from Sean Flowerdew, organiser of the London International Ska Festival which the Save London Music Campaign has been supporting through its fundraising appeal.
The Save London Music Campaign is working to support hard pressed London Promoters. Good promoters have, over the years, defined the shape of the London Music scene. Generally the very best combine a love of music, a passion for a specific genre, a strong focused vision and a good degree of business acumen. Sadly it doesn’t take much to upset the delicate balance of income and expenditure that promoters need to ensure the bills are paid and the music can continue. Our campaign is rooted in local, grassroots music. A fine example of one such promoter is Valerie O’Donoghue, who has run the Mill Hill Jazz club for nearly a decade, taking over from founder Paul Amsterdam. Val has brought an amazing collection of the best Jazz acts to Mill Hill in North West London over the years.
There is some great news. The full line up for the North Finchley Music Festival has been announced,
for the weekend 20-21 May. There are some amazing musicians at Six
great venues and best of all, it is all free.There is probably just about every genre of music represented over the weekend and whether you fancy some classical piano, Ska, Reggae, Rock, Hip Hop, Pop, Jazz, Swing, Country, to name just a few. Please check the full list and click a few links!
Many thanks to Barnet Council for the generous grant to make it all possible and allow such an
incredible line up of varied acts to perform.
One of Camdens best loved venues has been forced to close with owners warning of “exceptionally tough” times. The Forge in Delancey Street shut its doors on Friday April 1st, with a final Cuban Jam night. It was previously been the home of the Cafe Delancey restaurant.
Latest News from Music Venues Trust:
It’s Time: Britain Deserves a Grassroots Music Venue Circuit fit for the Artists and Audience of the 21st Century
Music Venue Trust has announced its response to HM Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper and Creative Sector Review. You can read all about it and download the full response from our website here: http://musicvenuetrust.com/…/its-time-britain-deserves-wor…/