The summer of 2016 saw the Arts Lodge receive an unexpected lease termination letter from our local council, giving us just 6 months to evacuate the building after saving it from demolition and running it self funded for 15 years!

The photographs of the local council leader lookalike were from the short film that was made in support of our campaign. You can see all the evidence, full council deputations and the video on

The last section is from a benefit gig at the Arts Lodge where local bands Broken republic and Ronk Torp with DJ Marc Flood and Jonty all played in the park.