Sadiq Khan has set out plans for a £6million campaign to help support live music, culture and hospitality in London this summer, among other sectors beleaguered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Announced just after being sworn in for a second term in office as Mayor of London, Khan's proposals aim to safeguard and create jobs in industries decimated by COVID-19. The so-called Let's Do It initiative also promises "the best summer London's ever seen", with a huge range of events comprising one huge push for domestic tourism.
A new outdoor venue will open in London this month, Between The Bridges.
Welcoming guests from Thursday 27th May, just in time for the month's second long weekend and public holiday, the address is situated on the River Thames' Queen's Walk, on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster bridges.
England is on track to lift all COVID-19 restrictions as planned on 21st of June, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
A new music venue will open its doors in Birmingham this year.
Housed in a building formerly home to the city's Birmingham Ballroom and Birmingham Academy, the newly renovated, multi-faceted 3,500-capacity Forum — a venue designed with DJs and live electronic acts in mind — is getting ready to open for summer.
The UK government has announced a £300 million boost to the Cultural Recovery Fund, intended to keep the industry afloat amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.