After recent venue closures in the city, there’s an even greater need to support our local spaces.
Static Gallery today revealed on Facebook they’d been hit with a Noise Abatement Notice – by someone who’s recently moved into Roscoe Lane. Right next to Static.
Although the venue are formally appealing the notice, the space, which houses gigs, clubnights and exhibitions as well as being home to design and creative studios, confirmed all future events will go ahead. But they’ll be keeping a close eye on the decibel levels.
Noise has been a constant issue in the city in recent years – the Chameleon bar was subject to various complaints, and Base2Stay also had to comply with noise regulations (by having room windows that, er, don’t actually open).
To look at the issue in greater depth, early next year Static Gallery are hosting a debate on the issue of noise in the city centre. Just what does it mean to be a 21st century city, with venues and housing cropping up side by side?
Static confirm they’ll be “inviting a series of informed speakers who are from both sides of the noise divide and a series of cultural commentators and urbanists”. It looks like it’ll be a particularly interesting – and passionate – event.
Details on the debate, and how to get involved, will be posted on Static Gallery’s Facebook page, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. We’ll bring you the details once we know more.