Campaigners is looking for £ 500,000 to turn an indoor pub into a community-owned live music venue Knowing that the private buyer had offered £ 700,000, he made a new request for help.
The Sister Midnight team, which has led The Ravensbourne Arms conservation campaign in Lewishem since last fall, says it needs to raise “big” money over the next two weeks if it wants to compete with the tenant’s offer.
Community members have the opportunity to own a stake in a nonprofit live music pub in south-east London, supported by him. Porridge radios, DC fountains, Goat girl and DJ and London Night Czar Emmy Lame.
“The South East London music scene is of great importance to me,” he said. “I came from where I came from,” he said. And that’s why I want to support the Ravensbourne Arms. I have invested and you can too. What’s the harm in that? ”
The Midnight Sister initially announced a goal of raising £ 500,000, taking it from potential private homeowners and locals and music fans alike. While writing crowdfunder campaign Collected £ 225,580. It is not clear whether it is necessary to raise £ 500,000 to compete with individual bids.
The team explained in a recent update: “We need to raise a large amount of money over the next 2 weeks to fund this offer. It’s possible, but we need YOUR help to make it happen. We need our campaign to be VIRAL. share as widely as possible.Tell what you know.
“We won’t stop until the fight is over.”
Midnight sister Lenny Watson said last year the closure of places due to the pandemic has been a “catalyst to realize that we need to create a new space that is sustainable in the long run without the pressure of private rents”.
“Our mission is to create a space for live music that can be convenient, affordable, and inclusive, and a place that can be more resilient to potential threats to places.
“The pandemic was huge. People may argue that this is not the best time to do it, but I would point out that there is really no better time to protect the future of our major music venues from such threats, ”he said.
In 2022, efforts will be intensified to transfer concert venues to the ownership of trusts, teams and music fans, rather than private homeowners. The news was in the spotlight Music Venue Trust’s -Venues Day event held in June last year.
“We need to own our main music venues, it’s very simple,” said Mark David, CEO of Music Venue Trust. . “We can’t continue endless battles with homeowners, developers, local authorities and neighbors from an extremely weak defensive position.”
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