The Music Venue Trust launch classic gig poster initiative Writing On The Wall

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Baron Farg – Kazimier Garden

The Music Venue Trust has launched the classic gig poster initiative to help music venues hit by the coronavirus, Getintothis Siân Ellis reports.

The Music Venue Trust has launched a classic gig poster initiative to help music venues that are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

The news comes after weeks of campaigning from The Trust, who aim to save hundreds of grassroots music venues from closing due to the global pandemic.

Amongst the list of venues at risk of closing their doors are Liverpool’s Kazimier Garden and Phase One, who have launched crowndfunders in a bid to survive the coronavirus hit.

The campaign has already received a promising response, with the hashtag #saveourvenues being shared by artists such as Don Broco, Danny Gruff and Levellers.

The campaign has also been supported by The Liverpool Digital Music Festival, which took place between 22nd – 25th May. The online festival was created to raise funds for the Save Our Venues campaign as well as Liverpool NHS hospitals, attracting 10,000 visitors online.

This new endeavor, titled The Writing Is On The Wall, is the next step towards raising money for UK music venues nationally.

The classic gig poster initiative gives venues the opportunity to monetise their own heritage, by making their classic gig posters available for music fans to buy via the TCB Merchandise website.

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The posters cost £12.99 each, with 80% after VAT and costs going directly to the posters’ respective venues. A good selection of posters are ready to buy now, as well as a selection of high-resolution versions of posters.

Mark Davyd – Music Venue Trust

The initiative is still in its’ early stages, meaning that the gallery of posters will be updated regularly as more venues submit their poster designs.

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