THE OWNER of The New Adelphi (cap, 200) in Hull has been given an Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to Grassroots Music Venues award by the Music Venue Trust (MVT).
Paul Jackson was presented with the award by MVT patron KT Tunstall at the annual Venues Day, which took place on 9 October at London’s Islington Assembly Hall.
“On 1 October I completed a 35-year stretch at the helm of my strange but wonderful music venue which has the distinction of looking like a derelict building, both outside and in,” says Jackson.
“Though I have endured numerous periods of being thrown against the wall by officials, I have genuinely loved my work. As somebody who has always resisted doing things by the book, the word independent is important to me.
“I see my work as being a crusade against mediocrity in music.”
Artistes who have played The New Adelphi over the years include Pulp, Oasis, Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers, Stone Roses and Green Day.
Last year’s winner was Steve Lamaq, who hosted Venues Day’s opening panel, Tales from the Frontline.