#IVW21 Community Stories – Communion Music

We had a fantastic full week line up announced for both Omeara and Lafayette which we’ve fortunately been able to reschedule most of to dates in April and May. All of the shows are socially distanced so the capacities at both venues will be greatly reduced, giving fans the chance to experience live music in a truly intimate setting.   The…
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#IVW21 Community Stories – The Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

In the run up to #IVW21 we’ll be featuring stories from people in our community about how they have found the last 12 months, what they’re looking forward to in the next year & how live music can only thrive if everyone survives.  Today we chatted with the lovely Dee from The Oh Yeah Centre…
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Announcing our #IVW21 Ambassador for Scotland – Amy Macdonald

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2021 ANNOUNCES AMY MACDONALD AS NATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR SCOTLAND She joins Arlo Parks, Gruff Rhys & Jordan Adetunji to complete the lineup of representatives for the UK’s biggest celebration of independent venues and their communities IVW 2021 AMBASSADOR FOR SCOTLAND: AMY MACDONALD For the first time in its eight-year history, Independent Venue…
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Independent Venue Week is unique
in that it is a nationwide initiative with a completely local feel.

By championing these venues, we are able to highlight why they are so much more than just places for live music – they are cultural hubs for learning, creativity, arts and culture more widely connecting people in their local community of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, genders, skills and walks of life.


#TheBigJeffChat with Self Esteem

Welcome to the 22nd instalment of The Big Jeff Chat, which we be host here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff caught up with the wonderful Self Esteem who he spoke to as part of his #IVW20 blog earlier in the year. The pair chatted about self care,…