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While the lights of live music hang in suspended animation, the UK government announced the first awards from the ‘257 million Cultural Recovery Fund, ‘to save 1,385 theatres, arts venues, museums and cultural organisations across’England’.

But with the threat of new tiered lockdowns effectively banning live music of any kind, the funding has been criticised for disproportionately favouring London and established mainstream organisations. Despite the ominous outlook, Mark Davyd of the Music Venue Trust is optimistic about the first round, with a 90 per cent success rate for venues that’applied.


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COVID-hit UK arts groups welcome government cash infusion

LONDON (AP) ‘ The British government on Monday announced grants of 257 million pounds ($335 million) to help almost 1,400 arts and cultural organizations survive the coronavirus pandemic.

The money ‘ the first chunk to be spent from a 1.57-billion-pound Culture Recovery Fund ‘ was welcomed by arts organizations that have accused the government of neglecting them while supporting other businesses.

But just after the announcement, the government was forced to withdraw an advertisement that appeared to suggest ballet dancers should retrain for jobs in cybersecurity.

Recipients of the government funding include major organizations such as the London Symphony Orchestra, which received 846,000 pounds, and tiny venues such as London’s 50-seat Finborough Theatre, which got just under 60,000 pounds. Liverpool’s Cavern Club, where The Beatles shot to fame, received a grant of 525,000 pounds.

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That’s all from the UK blog for today – you can continue following our coronavirus coverage over on the global live blog.

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Nottingham’s weekly rate of new Covid-19 cases has climbed even higher and has now topped 750 cases per 100,000 people, the latest data shows.

A total of 2,532 new cases were recorded in Nottingham in the seven days to 6 October – the equivalent of 760.6 cases per 100,000 people.

It is an enormous leap from 527 new cases in the previous seven days (the week to 29 September), or 158.3 per 100,000 people.

Nottingham remains well ahead of the area with the second highest rate in England, Knowsley, which is now on 657.6 cases per 100,000.

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Date: 2020-10-09T16:10:40.000Z
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How you can do your bit to help save the future of live music

The live music sector is at a critical moment. With a tentative date of April 2021 earmarked as a target for when gigs can run at full capacity in the UK, and two thirds of the UK’s grassroots venues unable to hold socially distanced gigs, scores of venues are still fighting for funding and to survive.

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From number one to nothing to do: UK musicians on surviving the pandemic

On New Year’s Eve 2019, fast rising UK indie band BLOXX were huddled in a London club, waiting for the countdown. Front woman Ophelia’Booth formed the band in 2016 while studying music technology in West London and working part-time at her local Wetherspoons.

When their first single, Your Boyfriend, went viral, she took the plunge into music full-time, quitting her job and her degree to support The Wombats and Two Door Cinema Club on tour while preparing their debut album. ‘This year,’ Booth whispered to her bandmates Mozwin, Taz and Paul on the final night of 2019, ‘is going to be our year. This year is going to make us.’


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UK coronavirus LIVE: London braced for Tier 2 lockdown ‘tomorrow’ as millions face new Covid restrictions

The move means that the capital’s nine million residents will be banned from mixing with other households indoors, including in pubs and restaurants.

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Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick’said the Government had taken ‘robust action’ despite being accused of ignoring its own scientists, after documents showed that a ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown was recommended for England by expert advisers three weeks ago.

Mr Jenrick said this had included introducing the rule of six and 10pm curfews for pubs and restaurants but that the Government had also taken a ‘balanced ‘ approach to the situation.

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Date: 2020-10-15T12:48:00+01:00
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