Does it get worse than this? Static, one of our favourite city venues, has released a statement saying they’re to quit their live music programme. Hot on the heels of their noise in the city debate, and a fine performance by Brighton’s Fanfarlo last week, the gallery/performance space says that, following the ‘City Council’s recent Noise Abatement Notice and further restrictive conditions imposed on the 1st March 2012, Static has ceased all live music events at the venue.’
This is a sickening development, and – let’s not overstate this – a serious blow to the city’s resurgent music scene. Static was a grown-up, responsible, accessible and exciting venue: of the short that, increasingly, is in short supply around here.
Ladies and Gentlemen, a tipping point has been reached. Steve Munby and co, congratulations, you’ve just added to the city’s unemployment tally. Furthermore, as surely as if you’d have pulled the plug yourselves, you’ve killed off another shoot in our sorely needed renaissance.
Will the last light sleeping city centre resident please turn the light off?
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