The WeMakeEvents campaign is an international movement to highlight that the live events sector needs support from local government to survive the Covid-19 crisis. Our focus is to get the Government initiatives to help the industry back to work while providing support until it can fully return to work: RESTART LIVE.
As a students’ union, we deliver a variety of events from club nights and gigs to theatre shows and society events, throughout the year we welcome hundreds of students and members of the public through our doors. Our venue’s doors have been closed for months on end meaning that societies, students, artists and industry workers have been left deeply affected by this.
We recognise that events are a huge part of people’s lives and houses several careers for technicians, performers, artists, promoters and hospitality staff. During this time 95% of live events have been cancelled due to Covid-19 which means artist’s tours have been postponed, societies events have been cancelled and industry workers have been left with no work.
As an organisation we stand with the official #WeMakeEvents campaign and have teamed up with societies, students and artists to deliver a weeklong campaign that supports individuals who have been affected by the closure of events by raising money to alleviate financial strain and shed light on the devastating impact it’s had.