Bristol's Thekla Under Threat

Music venue Thekla has announced that they’re under threat “from proposed residential developments across the harbour in Redcliffe”.

Planners are aiming to turn three nearby buildings into offices, homes and a leisure space. A planning committee will meet this week (8 November) to make a decision on the application, which, according to Bristol Post, is looking likely to be approved. If approved, Thekla may be forced into closure.

A campaign has been started under the hashtag #savethekla, Anthony Shaw is also starting work on a documentary showcasing the famous Bristol venues musical heritage. If you were a promoter, musician or gig goer and want to get involved in the documentary email and say hello.