Entertainment

Play on? 'there are options for wet-led pubs and bars to rely upon entertainment rather than food to remain open'

LICENSING HUB – LEGAL WITH POPPLESTON ALLEN

If music be the food of love, play on

By Poppleston Allen

There has recently been much discussion - some serious and some tongue in cheek - about the merits of eating a scotch egg as a midday or main evening table meal, and if one Scotch egg isn’t enough to constitute it being the main meal would two suffice?...

Government clarification: pubs have been advised they should not be hosting karaoke events just yet.

Pubs 'should not host karaoke'

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs should still not host karaoke events amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has advised.

Reopening unlikely: news of Government support for grassroots music venues will be welcome news for sites such as the Fiddler's Elbow in north London

Grants of up to £80k for music pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Grassroots music venues at immediate risk of permanent closure will receive £2.25m emergency funding, the Government has announced.

How can pubs continue to provide live entertainment?

The show must go on...

By Ed Bedington

Live entertainment has long been a pub sector staple, and although lockdown is still underway operators are continuing to find ways to entertain punters.

Tuned in: United We Stream has raised more than £250,000. Pictured Andy Burnham (left) and Sacha Lord

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Apply for United We Stream’s £260,000 Covid-19 relief fund

By Stuart Stone

Pubs, bars and music venues in Greater Manchester can now apply for additional Covid-19 funding after the region’s live gig platform, United We Stream, raised more than a quarter of a million pounds in its first month.

Fully digital: Rock and Roll Bingo is now accessible on smartphones

Rock and Roll Bingo goes digital

By Alice Leader

Rock and Roll Bingo is going digital, bolstering a slicker, hassle-free and less time-consuming experience by changing their dabbers and bingo cards to the smartphone.

William and Kate: wedding approaches

Pub live music fears over royal wedding

By John Harrington

Many pubs could find themselves unable to host live music and other entertainment during their extended hours over the royal wedding weekend.