Dearest Supporters

WOW we are awestruck.

Through the power of the people, thanks to you we’ve now got the crowdfunding we need to save The Cellar. Thank you so, so much because without this, The Cellar would definitely close this December.

It’s been an incredible journey and one we hope also communicates to people out there, just how crucial small venues are to our music and arts community.

This is a live situation and we have been working really hard to get all the other things in place before the building work can commence.

This is what we have achieved so far:

- Raised £80,000 to give us the opportunity to save The Cellar.

- We’ve got approval from the landlords to submit the plans, and consulted with structural engineers.

- The building has been surveyed and detailed drawings have been drawn up.

- We have consulted with building control, and submitted to the planning office (planning approval by 4th Jan 2019). 

- We have received quotes from various building firms (all available to start in January 2019)   

- Finally, we have been meeting with the landlord’s surveyors to finalise our new rent agreement

In summary, there are many pieces of the jigsaw to slot into place to keep The Cellar alive. We are hoping that the building work will start in January 2019, and we are working flat out to ensure this happens. 

It’s important to us, and to all your incredible efforts, that we do not accept the money until we are 100% sure we can deliver. We will keep you updated via the crowdfunder updates, every step of the way.

Thank you so so much for your patience on this, and we are so grateful we now have the chance to save our beloved venue.

#cellarforever

Much love from Tim and the Cellar team