#SaveOurVenues - Windmill Brixton


Project by Windmill Brixton

#SaveOurVenues - Windmill Brixton

#SaveOurVenues - Windmill Brixton


Project by Windmill Brixton


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We're so close to our target of saving the venue. Please look at our great prize draw rewards,

New stretch target

Despite putting on 90 successful shows in between lockdowns (more than any other venue that we are aware of) we’re in a deep hole.With a new capacity of 32 seats and a 10pm closing time we’re actually losing well over £200 a day.

Through putting on shows we have created an extra 260 work shifts, managed to pay some 200 acts (we always pay the bands here!) and entertained around 2500 people. 

We were able to secure a few grants to ensure that rent and bills were paid up to the end of September. However because we are not a limited company  we were ineligible to apply for the lucrative  Arts Council Cultural Recovery Fund. 

The target of £95k is an honest, perhaps conservative,  assessment of what we need to ensure survival through the winter. This covers the shortfall required to pay rent, standing orders and wages. Stuff like new equipment will have to wait for another day.

This year has been hard. Despite all the problems Covid has thrown us, our freeholders tried to double the rent! We won that and we can win this.


The draw is now closed. We  need to get this all onto spreadsheets and expect. to do the.  draw on 7 April. Those lucky people will be notified by email.

Here's what you could have won. Please support these people who have supported us.

Bandcamp - $50 voucher to spend on the Bandcamp site plus aa Windmill tote bag

Black Country, New Road - signed and personalised copy of the Japanese import version of the band's thrilling debut album For The First Time. These are ultra rare and going for £250 on Discogs.

black midi never sign things unless for charity/fundraising purposes but the band have promised to sign and personalise one copy of the picture disc version of their forthcoming beast of an album Cavalcade which gets unleashed to the world on 28 May. 

black midi, new road - ultra rare scarf that was only available to those who bought tickets for the epic bmnr livestream back in December, we had to order in units of 50 so have two left over; the other one is going ion eBay after this. Only 150 made.

Goat Girl - Signed limited edition pink copy of the On All Fours album, fanzine, stickers and forthcoming new limited edition release.

Public Service Broadcasting - signed test pressing of the White Star Liner EP

Speedy Wunderground our lovely neighbours in Streatham are assembling a bundle of goodies including all of the label compilations signed by legendary producer Dan Carey. Plus there'll be some wearable merch and some promo discs.

Wide Awake Festival have donated a pair of tickets and tshirts for this great event that's happening in Brockwell Park on 3rd September. Tickets are currently a bargain £39.50 but you can win a pair for a lot less!



What You Can Do To Help

First and foremost please SPREAD THE WORD that our venue is in danger. Please share to friends who might have come to the Windmill or are a fan of one of the bands who started out here.

We know many of you are skint and also many have already donated or bought our t-shirts so if you publicise our appeal hopefully others will get involved.

For those of you who can afford to slip us a  few quid you’ll find a range of rewards that have been donated to us by those brilliant people at Music Venue Trust who have been campaigning tirelessly to #saveourvenues.

1604967222_red_laert_merch.jpgWhat We'll Do

Everything we can! We've been putting on live music six or seven nights a week for the past two decades and we want to keep doing just that!

We’re proud of our programming and the community around us. 

In a way we feel we’ll come out of this stronger; it’s just for now, we need a bit of help.

Thank You!


Goat Girl (2019)

Terms and Conditions For Prize Draws

  • Entrants must be over 18 years of age (parents can help here).
  • Open to anyone (over the age of 18) in United Kingdom except employees of the Promoters, their immediate families, or anyone professionally connected with the draw.  
  • The period for entries is  stated on the individual rewards pages.
  • Entrants may enter as many times as they like. Multiple entries will create a greater chance of winning.
  • To enter, make a pledge on this project by selecting the specific entry-reward option when you make your pledge. Pledges which are donations without rewards will not be entered.
  • Entrants can pledge to this campaign without entering the prize draw.
  • To enter the draw without pledging, please send a postcard with the prize draw name, your name, address, email address and contact telephone number to: Prize Draw, Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ stating which prize draw you wish to enter. Entries must be sent on a postcard or on or within an envelope. Entries received on anything other than a postcard or on, or in, an envelope will not be accepted. In the case of multiple entries received in a single envelope or on multiple postcards, only one entry will be entered into the promotion. Entries sent by post must be received by the closing date and time for receipt of entries. Postal entries without correct and sufficient postage paid will be invalid and will not be entered. Personal and hand deliveries will not be accepted.
  • Following the closing date, the winner will be chosen at random and contacted as stated on the award page. They will be contacted by email on how to claim their prize. If the winner does not respond within 7 days of the initial email being sent, the next winner will be chosen at random and emailed within 7 days. Entrants are advised to check their spam folder to avoid missing notification.
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  • The Promoter will keep entrants’ personal details for a reasonable time so that it can communicate with the winners and send any prize that an entrant has won, to verify that these rules have been complied with, and for accounting purposes. 
  • The Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the prize draw, manipulating or rigging entries, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter.
  • The Promoter is Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ
  • These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction.
  • By entering into this draw, each entrant consents to these terms and conditions.

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