Feature: Independent Venues In Crisis

Having had a right hoot researching Strongroom Studios for a recent feature, I’m liking the idea of complementing my reviews with more longform pieces.

After hearing of Tower Hamlets Council’s decision to introduce the Late Night Levy to licensed premises operating after midnight, I decided to do my research into the effects this could have upon the borough’s nightlife. It was an interesting path that got me chatting with Mark Davyd, head of the Music Venue Trust, who’s created a strong movement that’s helping some of Britain’s most loved venues keep afloat. Many thanks to the good folks at Drowned In Sound, who were kind enough to publish my findings.

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