News from the Save London Music Campaign

Here are a few updates from our Campaign….

We have two fantastic gigs coming up this week. We have the Legendary False Dots at the Midland Hotel, Hendon  on Friday night – details here

And on Sunday we Phil Hopkins plays the music of Toots Thielemans – Live at The Chandos Arms, Colindale

We are pleased to see that in Barnet, local musicians have got together to put a website up promoting live gigs in the Area – Check it out


Venue Campaigns

Save The George Tavern

We are chuffed that the petioon has now passed 2,000. If you haven’t signed it yet, please sign it ASAP – Here is their latest update

Good news from the campaign!

The George Tavern has been given the right to appeal at the Court of Appeal in what is being seen as a test case for music venues, pubs and other established businesses facing similar situations across the country.

The Court of Appeal will consider whether planning authorities should allow new development, if it threatens established licensed premises. In particular, the Court will consider whether complaints from residents of any new development will put the operating licences of live music venues at risk.

Barrister Annabel Graham Paul who is representing the George said, “At the moment the law is failing licensed operators. Too many good music venues are facing closure because of inappropriate development. Local Authorities are confused about the relationship between planning and licensing decisions, and I’m pleased that the Court of Appeal has recognised it needs to examine this”.

The case will be heard by October… more news when we have it.

Before then, we’re aiming to collect names to show support for our case and for live music in the capital and throughout the country. Please take two minutes of your time and sign now (and spread the petition online via #savethegeorge !)

You can also support the campaign by visiting our online shop – buy a t-shirt, spread the word for our fight, and feel good knowing you’ve contributed to the George’s legal fund!

Sign the petition here

Venues day at The Roundhouse on 18th October

Our sister organisation is staging Venues Day 2016 at The Roundhouse. More details here.

Music Venue Trust is delighted to announce that Venues Day 2016 will take place on Tuesday 18 October at Roundhouse, London.

Since the first Venues Day event in December 2014, awareness of the precarious position in which the UK’s small independent venues find themselves has grown enormously. Music Venue Trust, the charity created to champion and protect the nation’s grassroots music, continues to lead this work and is putting together this year’s networking day for highlighting and discussing key issues around two themes: Localism & Community and Music Industry Partnerships.

Venues Day 2016 is the only national event aimed specifically at the people who run small to medium scale independent music venues.

Venues Day 2016 – 18 Oct at Roundhouse, London


Make sure you let us know of any forthcoming events for our calendar!

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