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Venue Insight April Issue


After what feels like the one of the wettest and coldest starts to spring on record, we can now look ahead to the warmer weather and jump with both feet into the outdoor season. Venues will be looking forward to turning off the heating for a few months and take some respite from the outrageous energy costs.

With the spring and summer season about to kick off, it’s time to shout about the venues and events out there creating a buzz around the UK. The UK’s favourite Italian chef, Gino D’Acampo has unveiled his brand-new flagship restaurant in an iconic venue in the heart of Leeds. Between The Bridges returns for a lively chunk of free alfresco entertainment alongside The Thames at the end of April. London's influential Studio 338 is coming to Sheffield.

‘Studio 338 presents Outsiderz’ will line-up three special parties at the unique 2000-capacity open-air venue, Steel Yard Hub, with globally renowned brands Release, Space Ibiza and Sankeys in May, July and September. Don't miss out on the UK's one and only Sauce Festival, happening Saturday, May 20th at Copeland Park Estate in Peckham. Indian restaurant tamatanga, beloved for its hearty, home-style Indian food, has announced its fourth opening.

Building on their strong loyal following in the Midlands, the concept will be bringing the same successful recipe to Leeds. Savour Festival returns to Chelsea in July with more restaurants, chef workshops and free entry for kids.

We catch up with Bacchus Wines PLDC Ltd – an independent estate-wine merchant offering joyful and affordable wines to trade and individuals alike. Their stunning collection is hand‑picked and personally chosen by the founders. The wines are selected on their merit and are never dictated by trends. The current collection includes the ‘Magnificent Seven’ from the award-winning Chateau de Parenchère, which has a long and well-established history in viticulture, producing award-winning wines.

NDML share three great tips to prepare your venue for the forthcoming raft of bank holidays. This year these public holidays have been made all the more important by the cost of living crisis and the difficulties facing independent venues. It’s NDML’s mission to protect nightclubs, pubs and bars, which is why they’ve listed three vital aspects venue owners should remember in order to best prepare their business for these crucial few days.


Rob Taylor


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