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Music Venue Trust Launches Campaign To Save 30 At-Risk Venues
Christian Eede , November 13th, 2020 16:53

London's Brixton Windmill, The Lexington and The Waiting Room are among the venues facing possible permanent closure

A campaign has been launched to save 30 venues from permanent closure in the UK.

Overseen by the Music Venue Trust, the 'Traffic Light' campaign has been launched to focus on certain venues that have slipped through the net of government support and are therefore at risk of closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It follows on from the organisation launching a similar #SaveOurVenues campaign back in April, which aimed to raise funds for and highlight the challenges faced by small music venues and clubs during lockdown.

"During the last eight months, Music Venue Trust and Crowdfunder have worked together to prevent the closure of hundreds of grassroots music venues," a fundraiser page launched alongside the campaign reads. "With no end to the crisis in sight, we are now refocusing that work to spotlight those venues under most imminent threat of permanent closure. The #SaveOurVenues Red List highlights the grassroots music venues at most risk."

Among the 30 venues on the list are London's The Lexington, The Waiting Room and Windmill Brixton; Venue38 in Ayr; BOOM in Leeds; Southampton's 1865; and Hootannany in Inverness.

You can find out more about the campaign, and support individual crowdfunders for the venues, here.