The Brunswick pub on Holland Road, Hove, has started a crowdfunding campaign after it was denied financial help from the Cultural Recovery Fund.
Over the last 14 years the pub’s owners have worked countless hours to turn the once-run down sports bar into an integral part of the city’s music scene. The Brunswick held more than 500 live events in 2019 – more than any other venue in Brighton and Hove – and yet was deemed ineligible for governmental support.
“Over the last 14 years we have built the Brunswick from a failing sports bar to one of the city’s most important grassroots music and arts venue. We staged over 500 live events in 2019 – more live shows than any other venue in the City and we want to carry on supporting our vibrant community of musicians, promoters, comedians, cabaret artists, sound engineers and all other workers in the live sector moving forward,” owners said.
Brighton and Hove cannot lose another venue, the city is already under threat from relentless private developers who seem hellbent on eradicating every last scrap of culture we have and now central Government is getting in on the act.
The Brunswick is not only a crucial venue for up and coming bands, it is also a great pub all ends up – run by great people, serving great food and hosting great nights. Donate as much as you can, and together we can save another wonderful venue from becoming some shit flats.