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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2534: tabled on 24 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the significant contribution that live music makes to the UK's cultural life and economy; recognises that in the past decade the UK has seen nationwide closures of music venues; further notes the concerns raised and recommendations made in the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report, Live Music, published on 6 March 2019; recognises that the Temple of Boom venue established in Bryon Street Mills, Leeds in 2011, with its three stages, is a unique space for rehearsals, recordings and performances by new local bands out to established underground acts from around the world, having hosted performances by artists including Madball, Slowthai, Voivod, and Wormrot; further recognises that with its vegan cafe, on-site brewery, hosting of record label Southern Records and its wide range of musical and creative activities, Temple of Boom fosters a sense of community and social cohesion within Leeds and inspires people to take part in musical and other creative activities and to set up their own cultural initiatives, social enterprises and small businesses; welcomes Leeds City Council's vision for a year long celebration of the city's diverse cultures; notes Leeds' loss of live music venues Joseph's Well, The Cockpit, The New Roscoe and The Duchess; is concerned by the threat to the future of Temple of Boom; and believes Temple of Boom is an irreplaceable jewel in the crown of Leeds music and cultural scene and that everything possible should be done to secure the future of Temple of Boom.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.