I often speak about Hotchpotch on this blog. This is an open-mike night I run, with an ethos of no judgement and no criticism.
Yesterday, we heard that the venue we use is closing down, so we currently have nowhere to hold our next session, scheduled for Monday 15 July.
A few of the regulars are working on a stopgap venue, and we hope a permanent place can be found for August. We’ve also sent a message to members, advising them of the situation and asking for help.
So I’m afraid this entry has not much style nor substance, as this conundrum will be taking up much of my time this week.
Nonetheless, we’ve endured a number of venue closures over our ten-year history, and we’ve bounced back every time.
EDIT: In the time since this entry was written, we’ve found a stopgap place. This will give us breathing time before August.