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ISSUE 211, August 2017

Urgent repairs put The Joiners at risk

ICONIC SOUTHAMPTON venue The Joiners (cap. 200) could be forced to close unless it can raise funds for emergency repairs. 

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up on GoFundMe to pay for work on the 100-year-old building, which is due to celebrate 50 years as a venue in 2018. During that time The Joiners has earned a reputation for supporting unsigned and emerging bands with acts including Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice and The 1975 playing early gigs at the venue.

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Renewed focus as conference relocates 

FOCUS Wales, the annual Wrexham multi-venue showcase festival and conference taking place next year on 10-12 May, is now accepting applications from emerging artistes. 

Co-Founder Neal Thompson says that while established acts are yet to be announced, significant change is already on the cards.

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More acts to tread the cobbles 

The Cobblestones, a 120-capacity venue in Bridgwater, is on the lookout for local and national emerging acts to perform at its weekly music nights. 

Manager/booker Graham Hodgson says that in two years the pub has already built a solid reputation in an area that needed a little renewed enthusiasm for putting on live music.

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Robotic rendezvous for fans of the future

We Are Robots, a new conference and festival held within London’s multi-room Old Truman Brewery and 700-capacity-93 Feet East on 2-5 November, has been created to focus specifically on the future of live and recorded music. 

Founder Emma Joyce, says that the event, which has been created in collaboration with Rough Trade and partners Pioneer, Ableton and Point Blank, will be scheduling seminars, workshops and live showcases aimed at both music fans and industry professionals.

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