Help The Lexington Survive Until March! #SaveThe30 – a Business crowdfunding project in London by Marcus Harris

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MERCH ORDERS CLOSE AT MIDDAY TUESDAY 9TH MARCH!

We aim to have all of your rewards with you by the end of March… Just in time for T-shirt weather! Scroll down for images and full descriptions of all the merch currently available.

REWARDS UPDATE!

Billy Childish ‘Let Your Kids Hear’

Medway hero, accomplished artist and prolific garage/punk/lo-fi legend Billy Childish has very kindly donated a T-shirt commemorating his unforgettable 2016 gig at The Lexington. Available in sustainably sourced off-white Tee.

Lias Saoudi (Fat White Family/Moonlandingz) T-Shirt!

A true renaissance man at heart, our dear friend Lias from Fat White Family & The Moonlandingz, has designed this T-shirt for our fundraiser.

Rhys Webb (The Horrors) BLACK Tote bag!

After the White bags sold out in just a few days we’ve made some black ones!

Grab them in the rewards section!

Rhys Webb (The Horrors) T-shirt!

We’re very proud to announce Rhys Webb of The Horrors has designed this incredible T-shirt to help us raise some much needed funds. Available in black and white on Gildan Heavy Cotton. Perfect for whenever Cave Club can return!1613487738_02_black_t_horrors.png1613487715_horrors_white.jpg

CROWS T-SHIRTS!

Iconic London post-punk band Crows have created us a very special T-shirt. Designed by renowned artist/tattooist Elliott Lane (OHFY), responsible for everything from their album covers to their posters, T-shirts, band logo and, of course, their ink! All sizes available in the rewards section.

Coffee mugs featuring James Johnston’s design printed on high quality 325ml ceramic mugs. 

Richard Dawson ‘SNAKE ISLAND POWER PLANT’ collage raffle! – SOLD OUT

Richard Dawson has very kindly donated this wonderful collage with paint  for us to raffle off. Select the £5 raffle reward and we’ll draw a winner on Friday 18th December! THIS P

OUR FIRST ARTIST T-SHIRT HAS LANDED…

James Johnston (Gallon Drunk, Faust, Big Sexy Noise with Lydia Lunch, Bad Seeds) has designed a one off t-shirt to help us raise the funds we need to get through the coming months. T-shirts come in black and white and the price includes postage.

RESTOCKED! #SAVETHELEXINGTON WHISKEY THIEF

After totally selling out before Xmas we’ve restocked this reward! Whiskey Thief is The Lexington’s smooth-drinking house bourbon which we distilled and bottled ourselves in 2016 after years of maturation and hundreds of hours of experimentation. A mature and truly well-rounded bourbon, with a pleasant sweetness, an undercurrent of fruit spice, delicate vanilla and mocha notes and a hint of liquorish. Rebadged to #SaveTheLexington 

We’ve added bottles of our house bourbon, Whiskey Thief, specially rebadged to help #SaveTheLexington! – SOLD OUT

Whiskey Thief is The Lexington’s house bourbon which we had distilled by MGP and bottled ourselves in 2016 after years of maturation and hundreds of hours of experimentation. A mature and truly well-rounded bourbon, with a pleasant sweetness, an undercurrent of fruit spice, delicate vanilla and mocha notes and a hint of liquorish.

Orders shipped by courier on 14th December.

Unfortunately these bottles can only be delivered to the UK at the moment.

Rhys Webb (The Horrors) Tote bag! NOW SOLD OUT

We’re joining forces with Music Venues Trust and 30 underfunded grassroots music venues also in critical danger across the UK, to launch a nationwide campaign to enable us all to survive to March 2021 and beyond #SaveThe30

THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION FACING THE LEXINGTON

Whilst we were absolutely over the moon to see so many music venues across the country receive vital Arts Council funding, The Lexington was awarded just 40% of the funding we applied for. We were one of only a small number of GMVs who received a lesser amount than needed to ensure the recovery of the venue and the long term survival of our staff and freelancers. 

As a central London venue we’ve had to withstand massive bills whilst we’ve been shut over the last seven months. Unfortunately the funding we were awarded from Arts Council is not enough to cover these obligations and allow us to reopen our doors in March 2021 without taking on massive debts. Our aim is to recover our financial stability and independence and continue to support grassroots artists for many years to come.

It is only with our dedicated team that we can continue to provide opportunities to thousands of artists at the earliest stages of their careers and we’re committed to paying our core staff so we can to bring back The Lexington you know and love, hopefully giving you another decade of happy memories!

THE GOOD NEWS

Our 2021 calendar is packed full of incredible gigs that we were forced to cancel in 2020, taking in some of the most exciting breakthrough bands of the year so far with the likes of Pozi, Humanist, Egyptian Blue, Nuria Graham, Hey Colossus, Honey Harper, Dana Gavanski and Daniel Romano taking to the stage.

We were blown away by your generosity last time so rather than asking you to put your hand in your pocket we want to give you something tangible in return by teaming up with some of our favourite bands to bring you some great rewards for your support! 

To start with we’re going to be selling some great Music Venues Trust merch before adding limited t-shirts, totes and tea-towels designed by our nearest and dearest band mates. We’ve also got some massive gigs in the pipeline, raffling off the opportunity to see enormous artists in our legendary intimate live room once it’s safe to reopen fully!

WATCH. THIS. SPACE.

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