The Boileroom goes digital with a programme of live streamed events for this year’s Independent Venue Week (25th January – 30th January 2021)

Welcome to a week jam packed with in-depth conversations and live performances. This IVW will look and feel a little different from the last eight The Boileroom have taken part in. But have no fear, all the joy and fun is still up for the taking.

Kicking off on Monday night we have a live streamed performance from Never Not Nothing (formally Black Futures), a no-holds-barred aural assault of Anarchic Electro Psych Punk Noise, for an exclusive one night only site-specific performance!

On Tuesday we are delighted to have Guildford Jazz back with us for another exclusive lockdown performance this IVW! Trish Clowes – BASCA award winning composer and saxophonist – takes centre stage with her band ‘My Iris’, drawing inspiration from the concept of an iris opening and the kaleidoscopic range of sounds which the band are exploring.

Wednesday evening we are excited to livestream a good ol’ chinwag between award winning producer SPACE (IDLES, Jamie Lenman, The Prodigy, Do Nothing) and artist Jamie Lenman where they will be discussing the ins and outs of the three albums they worked on together.

Ever bought a ticket to one of our shows, ever had a burning question about growing your business zero to hero? We will be chatting to Rob Wilmshurst, CEO of See tickets on Thursday about how See started out as a record shop in Nottingham and went on to be one of the largest ticket agencies in the world.

On Friday powerhouse couple Mark Richardson and Erika, both trailblazers and industry experts, will be taking a deep dive into what it’s like to play the main stage at Glasto with Mark, setting up a charity, opening an outdoor cinema & hosting creative circles during lockdown.

We are also hyped to the max to be hosting a screening of the film The Venues That Changed Everything plus Q&A with filmmaker and long time friend of the venue Ben Pollard on Saturday night.

Dom Frazer, Director says “ We know this year has been super tough so we are asking people to donate what they can afford this week. If they can’t afford anything then it’s on us, we hope even though our doors are physically closed we can still provide our community with arts, culture and some
amazing entertainment”.

Please pop over to our website to register for your tickets.