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Bristol’s Brunswick club announces I Will Survive fundraising event

After losing its battle with developers, the underground music venue needs a new home by January 2019

Bristol's artist-led community and arts venue The Brunswick Club will close its present doors this coming January. The collective took up home in a working men’s club in the St Pauls area in 2017, but have since lost an ongoing battle with developers. They’re now actively seeking a new longterm home for the city’s underground music and arts scene.

A special fundraising event will take place on 10 November. Called I Will Survive, it includes discussions, workshops, films and performances, plus music by Jay Glass Dubs, Harrga, John Bence and Annabel Fraser. More acts are yet to be announced.

“I Will Survive will be a landmark event for The Brunswick Club,” declare the collective. “We’ll be debating and discussing the impact of development on the cultural life of Bristol as well as celebrating the amazing artists, musicians, film makers and supporters behind The Brunswick Club. I Will Survive is also a statement of intent. Moving on from the building is not the end of The Brunswick Club, just the end of an era – we will find a longterm home for underground culture here in Bristol.”

Regardless, its autumn programme will go ahead with a range of workshops planned including Podcasting For Young Adults and 16mm Animation, and music from Maria Chavez, Hen Ogledd and AJA. Tickets are available from Headfirst Bristol.