Published: 11th Nov 2020

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has launched a new campaign to help save venues in danger of closing their doors for good as the pandemic restrictions continue. The new ‘traffic light’ campaign will highlight the 353 venues considered safe (green) until 31 March next year, the 273 considered to be at risk of closure between now and that date (amber) and the 30 at imminent danger of permanent closure (red). It will also highlight the 187 venues who have to date proved difficult to contact or have not responded (blue). It comes at a time when the creative industries have been decimated by the impact of coronavirus, with theatres forced to close, live music cancelled and tours cut short. A range of targeted activity under the #saveourvenues banner has also been announced, based around a combined effort by audiences, local communities, local councils and the creative community to prevent the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)