Good news from The Social
We’re always delighted to hear good news – especially when it comes from our long term collaborators The Social, our favourite central London venue and partners in our pan European music project, Music Sans Frontiers.
Here’s their news:
“Some Social good news to start the week from us! We are extremely grateful + lucky to have received a grant from Cultural Recovery Fund. Huge thank you to @aceagrams @dcmsarts @ukhmtreasury for all their hard work helping small venues like the Social through this. Cannot be overstated how much this support means for our future . .
“Special thank you to @musicvenuetrust who supported the whole industry from day one of the crisis so brilliantly, having already done so for years, they stepped up again + coordinated an effort, listened, found answers + represented venues at the highest level relentlessly. Massive love.
“We’re also very happy to announce that we’ll be working with Venue Group as our new partners. Been a long time in the making and it is a huge relief and very exciting to join forces with the incredible team over there . .
“Ben Lovett, CEO Venue Group: “Ever since The Social announced that it was at risk of closure in 2019, I have been actively engaged in trying to figure out a way to prevent that from happening. We have been working together on a solution that retains the entire independence and ownership for the founders whilst teaming up together to ensure the long-term viability of the venue.
“I believe that The Social is one of the most important destinations in London, especially as a music venue, and alongside Omeara and Lafayette I hope that we are developing a path for artists of all shapes and sizes to develop and grow with their fans in one of the world’s most significant music cities.”
Robin Turner (The Social): “After the 2019 Crowdfunder, we knew we were realistically only halfway towards saving The Social. Though we were able to stay open for our 20th anniversary, we’d lost our long-time operating partners and needed to find new ones to help us move forward.
“When we met Ben, Greg and the Venue Group, we immediately knew they were kindred spirits – people who recognised the transformative power of a good night out, and were dedicated to offering audiences and bands the perfect gig going experience possible. We’re extremely excited about The Social taking its next steps forward with them. Here’s to the next 20 years.”
Congratulations to all friends and family at the Social. Good news for all.