Team Black at The Hope & Ruin is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.
While we are not at threat from permanent closure, in order to continue to host live events all year round, to discover, to book and to deliver great shows, we need to return with our talented and unique team. Sadly, as we all know, we are unable to open to the public right now and all sources of income have dried up completely.
There are a lot of people involved in the delivery of live shows and a great many of them are facing considerable challenges through the current crisis. We have an incredible team of bookers, promoters and technicians who are not covered by any of the Government interventions. Your donations will be used to help support them through the lockdown period and beyond so when we’re able to reopen, we’ll have our full team in place with us and we’ll be ready to roll. They make The Hope & Ruin the great place it is to see amazing live bands or just hang out for a couple of pints with pals.
If we hit our target, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours reopen their doors.