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ISSUE 212, September 2017

George beats flats threat

EMBATTLED LONDON music venue The George Tavern has finally seen off the last of repeated attempts to develop the neighbouring abandoned Stepney's Nightclub building into luxury flats.

The development plans, first lodged in 2007 by Swan Housing, would have put the 150-capacity venue in jeopardy, says landlord Pauline Forster, as residents of the flats would have had the right to complain about any noise generated by the Tavern's regularly-booked live music. 

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Unsigned Awards’ ambitions ascend 

The Unsigned Music Awards, which holds its next ceremony on the opening night of 2018’s Great Escape Festival, Brighton (cap. 15,000), is now accepting applications from acts and those championing them.

Founder Simon O’Kelly, says that the free application process for the show, held on 18 May at The Brighton Centre (cap. 4,500), is already yielding interesting results.

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Cellar future in doubt  

THE CELLAR, a 150-capacity venue in Oxford has received a groundswell of support from the public, touring artistes and local politicians alike, following threat of eviction. 

Although the landlord of the building, St Michael's and All Saints' Charities, has made an application to covert the premises into retail space, manager Tim Hopkins says that feedback so far – including a petition signed by over 12,000 people – has left him feeling hopeful.

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Porter's gets a makeover 

CARDIFF VENUE Porter's has fully revamped its sound system and acoustics, having won this year's PRS for Music’s national Music Makeover Pub competition.

The challenge of realising the sonic potential of the 100-capacity venue – which beat 200 other applications to win the £10,000 prize and expert consultation – extended beyond simply upgrading the kit, says producer Steve Levine.

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  UK Venues for Contemporary Live Music (2017)
Part 1 Theatres and Concert Halls

The annual 92-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring a directory, interviews with and profiles of key figures.
The UK's Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music
Part 2 Open-air venues, stadiums, arenas, campus venues, arts centres, clubs, pubs & bars.

The annual 76-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring interviews with and profiles of key figures.