Funding Confirmed from Arts Council England for #IVW22 & launch of Yes We Can

Funding Confirmed from Arts Council England for #IVW22 & launch of Yes We Can

CAN YOU CIC IT? is incredibly excited and humbled to have been successful with our Arts Council England grant for Independent Venue Week 22 #IVW22 as well as our new development, education and community program, Yes We Can. Our community has experienced the toughest 18 months of their existence and the people who thrive in these spaces, on and off stage,…

Join Us Helping Stay Up Late Celebrate Their 10th Birthday

Join Us Helping Stay Up Late Celebrate Their 10th Birthday

Stay Up Late, one of our partner organisations offering support to people who are Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, is turning ten this year and want your help in celebrating. Stay Up Late is a charity committed to promoting the rights of people with learning disabilities to live the lifestyle of their choosing, running various programmes…

The Big Jeff Chat – Now Available as a Podcast

The Big Jeff Chat – Now Available as a Podcast

We’re over the moon that you can now take The Big Jeff Chat anywhere with you as a podcast.
Over the last year legendary gig-goer Former Independent Venue Week ambassador, avid gig-goer and all round legend Big Jeff has been over on our YouTube channel having a friendly chat with someone he admires from the world of independent music. Over the past 12 months he’s chatted with loads of wonderful people including Nadine Shah, Tim Burgess, Billy Nomates, Jeff Barrett of Heavenly Recordings, T.E.E.D & more.

CAN YOU CIC IT? Endorses Audience Access Alliance Accessible Re-Opening Checklist

CAN YOU CIC IT? Endorses Audience Access Alliance Accessible Re-Opening Checklist

CAN YOU CIC IT? urges industry to check reopening plans against 10-point checklist to ensure Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent audiences/fans/consumers are not left behind.  CAN YOU CIC IT? is today calling on the UK’s insert relevant industry or ‘venues and events’ etc to check their reopening plans against a 10-point checklist published by the cross-sector Audience Access Alliance. The Audience Access…

#TheBigJeffChat with Arlo Parks, in association with CALM

#IVW21 ambassador Arlo Parks joined our good friend Big Jeff for #TheBigJeffChat chatting about mental health, her favourite venues and her love of poetry. This episode was brought to you in association with the wonderful folks at CALM. You can access their support resources here: https://www.thecalmzone.net/calm-guides/ 

Gig Buddies Scotland & Independent Venue Week Additional Support Needs Awareness Event

Gig Buddies Scotland & Independent Venue Week Additional Support Needs Awareness Event

We were absolutely delighted to partner with Gig Buddies as part of Independent Venue Week this year to present an awareness event at The Electric Circus in Edinburgh discussing support needs of Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people. Our event at The Electric Circus in Edinburgh on Sunday 29th January showed that people with additional support…

Announcing “The Gloves Are On” Tour  with Kris Halpin, in partnership with Attitude Is Everything

Announcing “The Gloves Are On” Tour with Kris Halpin, in partnership with Attitude Is Everything

We’re absolutely delighted that as part of January 2016’s Independent Venue Week, leading music charity Attitude is Everything has announced The Gloves Are On tour with performer Kris Halpin. Headlined by Winter of ’82, the performing name of acclaimed singer and technologist Kris Halpin, the four-date tour kicks off at The Boileroom in Guildford on January 27th, before visiting Coventry,…