Familiar stories being experienced nationwide including  similar patterns, the criminalization,  followed by difficulties with licensing, closure, developers…

Keith Reilly (Fabric), Mike Grieve (Sub Club), Annmarie Davies (Passing Clouds), Winstan Whitter (4 Aces, Hackney & Film Maker), Bill Parry Davies (Open Dalston) and David Hoffman (photographer), shared their personal experiences of clubs facing difficulties from the authorities making their survival impossible.

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Defending Our Music Culture by

At this point in time, the fate of London’s music venues may be at a critical crossroads. After staggering statistics confirmed the demise of the city’s pubs, bars, clubs and venues between 2005 and 2015, London mayor Sadiq Khan set up multiple new initiatives in an attempt to start to reverse the damage. Although progress reports earlier this year have shown some improvement, last month’s sharp hikes in business rates have dealt yet another heavy blow to the future of the capital’s small traders and businesses, including a fifth of our grassroots music venues now at risk of closure in the face of such severe financial challenges. 

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Rock N Roll Consciousness Exhibition and Album Launch by ernesto leal

"I am basing the work on exercises I did as a teenager cutting out pictures from magazines like Rock Scene, Creem, and Circus and collaging them as an obsessive diarist. Doing this work now, utilizing some kind of punk mood board where I can actually drop myself and other referential into the pieces allows me to create an ongoing open-heart bio-historagophy."

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Selecting the Right Picture Frame for Your Oil Painting by

We all like to believe that we are artsy. Even though, sometimes, the simplest abstract art brings out the most critical aspects of ourselves. But a lot of attention is often focused on the art itself, and many overlook what makes it possible to appreciate the art even more; the frame.

Do you sometimes remove your focus from the painting, and take a few minutes to look at its holder? That fancy ornate covering that borders the edges? In some instances, it may be as simple as a smoothened piece of wood. Whatever the case, picture frames are just as important as the painting they protect and shouldn’t be taken for granted.

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