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My digital story is based around the recent news that the beloved local music venue Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar is to close at the end of the year. I take a look a the reasons behind its closure, the impact of venue closures and the positive side to the story by speaking to Sybil Bell – the founder of Independent Venue Week – a project designed to help and promote independent music venues across the UK.

With thanks to:

Sally Oakenfold

Sybil Bell

Jack Peacock

(and Dan Whitehouse & Ben Minal for their archival footage)

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