Category Archives: Behind the scenes
How to get free live streams from our House to yours!
When the lockdowns were coming to an end and restrictions lifted, a lot of online shows and options to join live events online disappeared. Our audience let us know that they would really miss being able to join us from … Continue reading
5 ways to support small venues post Covid restrictions
Music Venues are still struggling – here are some ways you can help.
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Be Kind to Venue Owners Day – Bik’s thoughts on press packs
Bik is the person who books all our live music acts, promotes them and then does the sound engineering on the night (he is a man of many talents and quite tired). This time of year, we get a flurry … Continue reading
Support Our Community Pantry this Christmas – spread the Festive Cheer!
Are you looking to spread some comfort and joy this season? Look no further than our “Pay forward a hot drink and mince pie“. For just £4, you can cover the cost of a hot drink and a delicious mince … Continue reading
How to write a bio – for artists, writers and musicians
As a grassroots venue that showcases new artists for the most part, we often see people struggling with writing a bio for the first time. In a culture where we’re taught not to blow our own trumpet or talk about … Continue reading
A little gratitude
Two years ago we were readying ourselves to fundraise for our future, and in Feb 2020 we raised £25K to support a change in direction to a more venue-based business model. Less than a month later, the pandemic closed our … Continue reading
Covid update Monday 29/1/2022
Covid update: TLDR we won’t be dropping all our measures this week – because we’re still in a pandemic. We’re very glad to see infection rates falling and to have seen lower rates of hospitalisation and death in this latest … Continue reading
Inflation for ordinary people
We just shared this over on Facebook with a text description – adding it here as it’s important info to get out there. Our community pantry might be seen as somewhere that folks who are unhoused use, and yes we … Continue reading
End of year pantry update & thank you
It’s the last day of 2021 so we thought we’d extend a thank you and give an update on our proudest achievement, our first full year running our community pantry, sharing surplus food on a pay-as-you-feel basis to cut down … Continue reading
A reminder of why our pantry is so important right now
Jani here – I’ve just been catching up on emails after being in the kitchen making soup yesterday. I wanted to share one of them with you. I have also shared the recipe for the soup to our Patreon supporters … Continue reading →