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Weʼre raising £42,000 to Keep The Crescent afloat during Coronavirus

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Dear all

Following the most recent statement from the Government advising the public to avoid pubs and social gatherings, we are shutting The Crescent, including the Front Bar, for the time being. All shows and events for the next two weeks have been cancelled or moved (please check website or facebook events for further details). We will be reviewing the situation for other shows over the next couple of months.

All tickets will remain valid for rescheduled dates. Tickets can be refunded, but we would ask you to consider supporting the venue and artists by not refunding them if you are able to afford to.

This is not a decision we take lightly. As a music venue, community focal point and pub, our income is entirely dependant on bar sales. However, as responsible citizens, we need to do our part in avoiding the virus spreading further.

We are fundraising to help keep us afloat during this period with zero income. We have significant overheads to pay: Mortgage, utilities, VAT, staffing, fees for cancelled shows, loans... these add up to approximately £3,500 a week. We may be shut for up to 12 weeks. We also hope to do some essential maintenance work during this down time.

As of yet there is absolutely no word on what support will be available to our sector, and insurers are refusing to cover anything related to COVID-19. The general feeling in the industry is that the Government have not made closure compulsory and that we therefore are unlikely to be able to claim anything.

This is going to be a trying time for us, the arts industry, the nation and the world.

Stay safe all

The Crescent

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  • harkirit boparai21 days ago
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    21 days ago

    The chancellor's budget announcement yesterday was not encouraging. We have a rateable value of £9k. This means that we can only access a £10k cash grant in April, and the other grant measures for hospitality industry are currently not applicable. Our mortgage provider believes that the advice on mortgages only applies to domestic mortgages, not commercial. Our next payment is next week. This is not enough to keep venues like ours open.

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  • harkirit boparai22 days ago
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    harkirit boparai

    22 days ago

    An email from our insurers today. We are not covered in any aspect for COVID-19 : even if the Government orders a shut down. They must act now to end this absurd situation.

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Page last updated on: 4/7/2020 14.34

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  • Happy Pat

    Happy Pat

    Apr 7, 2020

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 6, 2020

    Keep on keeping on crescent !

  • Laura

    Laura

    Apr 6, 2020

    Fuck losing the crescent!

    £100.00

  • Jon Sandles

    Jon Sandles

    Apr 5, 2020

    Hope you guys make it!

    £100.00

  • Richard Sage

    Richard Sage

    Apr 5, 2020

    Hope you make it

    £20.00

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    Apr 4, 2020

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