Government to give Brudenell Social Club over £220k to help the pub stay open

Hyde Park Book Club and Mint Warehouse have also received extra funding

Brudenell Social Club will receive £220,429 from the Government, to enable them to host free weekly events as well as to live stream events online.

The iconic Leeds venue is just one of 1,300 art and culture organisations across the country due to receive up to £1 million from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, designed to help such venues survive the pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aside from being a cracking pub, Brudenell Social Club is famous for hosting a variety of live music events, including “secret gigs” by bands such as Franz Ferdinand.

We are delighted to announce that our bid for the Cultural Recovery Fund was successful!A difficult year for all, we…

Posted by Brudenell Social Club on Monday, 12 October 2020

In a Facebook post, a spokesperson for Brudenell Social Club said: “We are delighted to announce that our bid for the Cultural Recovery Fund was successful!

“A difficult year for all, we realise provides long term survival, security and resilience for us.
“We not going anywhere!”

Other Leeds venues which received a share of the funding include Hyde Park Book Club, East Street Arts and Mint Warehouse.

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