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Independent Venue Week documentary in production

By | Published on Monday 22 January 2018

Independent Venue Week

A feature length documentary about this year’s Independent Venue Week is in production, it has been announced. With the working title ‘The Long And Winding Road’, the aim is to screen the final film during next year’s event.

Producer Rob Taylor, who also worked on independent record shop documentary ‘Last Shop Standing’, says: “‘The Long And Winding Road’ will open a window onto the amazing and often quirky world of the UK’s smaller independent venues, both past and present, interviewing the venue owners, industry insiders, and the emerging and established artists for whom the venues were, and are, an essential part of their development. The film will stay relevant by looking at contemporary issues, challenges and obstacles as well as being historical and biopic”.

Independent Venue Week founder Sybil Bell adds: “People that own and run music venues are, first and foremost, huge music fans. They aren’t in the business for fame or fortune – they’re passionate about music. These people are some of the most charismatic, driven and maverick people you could ever wish to meet. ‘The Long And Winding Road’ will introduce you to these personalities as well as artist, promoters, local music fans and those from the industry who rely on these spaces to develop careers. Get a glimpse of places you’ve heard of but never been to”.