#LetUsDance campaign calls for UK government to include clubs in pandemic support package

#LetUsDance campaign

A new campaign, titled #LetUsDance, is calling for the UK government to help the nightlife sector.

In July, the government announced that a £1.57 billion emergency package would be used to preserve Britain’s cultural, arts and heritage institutions. Boris Johnson said, “From iconic theatre and musicals, mesmerising exhibitions at our world-class galleries to gigs performed in local basement venues, the UK’s cultural industry is the beating heart of this country”

“This money will help safeguard the sector for future generations, ensuring arts groups and venues across the UK can stay afloat and support their staff whilst their doors remain closed and curtains remain down.”

However, it remains unclear as to whether the government’s “biggest ever one-off investment” will go towards clubs and festivals. Previously, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the investment will be used to support the “crown jewels” of the arts sector.

Organised by the UK Night Time Economy & Events Sector, the #LetUsDance campaign is calling for the government to include clubs and festivals in the pandemic relief arts package. The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is urging people to write to their MP. Head here to find your MP, and submit a template email. NTIA is also calling for people to post their last club, festival or event picture with the hashtag #LetUsDance online.