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Independent Venue Week 2015 25/11/14

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2015 LAUNCHES 85 Venues with Frank Turner as Ambassador Monday 26th Jan – Sunday 2nd Feb 2015 Following a hugely successful first year, Independent Venue Week is back in 2015 with 5 times as many venues taking part all around the UK. Frank Turner has taken over the mantle as this year’s […]

Blam! Summer 2014 05/10/14

    The Forum This Week (Youtube Channel coming soon) The Music Venue Trust The Music venue trust is currently running a campaign to urge the government to review the noise legislation relating to music venues and events.  Click here to read about the petition, sign it (hopefully).  The government also took some time out of ringing […]

Ugly Love Interview 05/08/14

by In these days of X-Factor ballad wannabes and endless computer generated dance tracks, one local band are getting on with having fun, and trying to add some excitement to the indie music scene. I spoke to Ugly Love lead singer Tom Adolph about how the last two years had been for himself, Kit, Sam […]

The Music Venue Trust – An open letter…

THE MUSIC VENUE TRUST AN OPEN LETTER TO LIZ TRUSS (DEFRA), SAJID JAVID (DCMS) and ERIC PICKLES (DCLG) Your reply is interesting, but it does not provide an adequate answer to the problems and challenges we have raised on behalf of live music venues and other community spaces in the UK. At the same time, […]

Review of Noise Abatement legislation 26/06/14

The Music Venue Trust is currently petitioning for a review of Noise Abatement legislation in response to the recent closure and imminent closure of several well established venues.  The link to the petition is here: Music Venue Trust Petition.  The following are the details: Urgent Review of Noise Abatement legislation Responsible department: Department for Environment, […]

Showcase – Thursday nights

Here at The Forum, we want to give local bands great opportunities and work with them and help them build a career in this ever changing industry. With over 21 years of experience we have seen it all and want to increase our already strong bond with local music and feed you, your band or artist […]

Blam! Issue 1 – March / April 18/06/14

If clicking the image didn’t work then try the links below.  Sorry, I’m still learning. 1. Gnarwolves Review 2. Local & Live Electric Review 3. Word Up! Holly McNish 4. Music Venue Trust 5. Taylor Made Dreams (Facebook) 6. Documentary DIY: Words, Sound & Power  

A short interview with Mark Morriss 11/05/14

David Jarvis has a chat with former Bluetones frontman, Mark Morriss. 1). We saw you recently at The Forum playing guitar with Matt Berry’s band. How did this come about? Matt and I first started playing together at a couple of charity events organised by some mutual friends about 4 years ago. From this we […]

Word Up! – Holly McNish (Weds. 9th April) 16/04/14

A while ago I was advised to try and make time to get to ‘Word Up!’ on Wednesday 9th April, to see highly acclaimed Hollie McNish. I have written before about ‘Word Up!’, but if you are reading for the first time – ‘Word Up!’ is a spoken word event held in The Forum, hosted […]

Show Us Yer Guns 28/03/14

SHOW US YER GUNS is a showcase event at the Tunbridge Wells Forum for bands and solo acts from the surrounding area. If you would like to play a show at The Forum to get the opportunity to play with established touring bands from around the world, then email Come follow SUYG on – Vine […]