Portsmouth music venue makes classic gig posters available to buy to help save it

A CITY music venue has made a selection of its classic gig posters available to buy as part of a campaign to save struggling venues.

Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 1:41 pm
Updated Friday, 19th June 2020, 1:28 pm
The Wedgewood Rooms classic gigs posters on sale as part of the Music Venue Trust campaign to help save UK venues. Pictured is gig agent Neil O'Brien, who came up with the idea.

The Wedgewood Rooms is supporting the Music Trust Venue’s (MVT) Save Our Venues campaign.

The Albert Road venue is among 400 places are at risk of being permanently closed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

The classic gig poster initiative, called The Writing Is On The Wall, is aiming to raise money by reproducing high quality wall posters of venues’ most historic gigs and making them available for collectors to buy - with all money going to the venues.

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The Wedgewood Rooms in Albert Road

The Wedgewood Rooms has submitted classic posters featuring stars such as The Killers, Kasabian, Supergrass and Lee Scratch Perry, amongst others.

MVT founder and CEO Mark Davyd said: ‘Each venue has a unique heritage and many will have hosted legendary concerts and artists.

‘Part of each venue’s unique heritage is their own posters, leaflets and advertising from those said concerts.

‘There is now a way that each venue can benefit from this financially, with fans able to play their part in saving their venues by owning a limited edition piece of art memorabilia.’

The Wedgewood Rooms classic gigs posters on sale as part of the Music Venue Trust campaign to help save UK venues. Pictured is: Ash at the Wedgewood Rooms.

Gig agent Neil O’Brien, who came up with the idea for the initiative, said: ‘Every venue creates its own unique posters and advertising, and I thought by being able to reproduce them and sell to fans, collectors and supporters we could do something immediately to raise money.’

To buy posters go to www.tcbmerchandise.com

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