London, 7th July, 2020 – ‘The Writing Is On The Wall’ classic gig poster initiative, which aims to raise money for music venues struggling to survive while they remain closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, has opened a gallery at London’s legendary Camden Market.
Led by TCB Merchandise, venues are able to monetize their own heritage by reproducing high quality wall posters of their most historic gigs and make them available for collectors to buy, with 100% of the profits from each poster sold given to the relevant venue.
The gallery space, situated at Unit 504 Paddock Lane, has been donated to the campaign by the owners of the market and is open from 12-6pm seven days a week throughout July.
Since launching the campaign in June, over 50 UK venues have so far provided poster designs for classic concerts by some of music’s biggest stars, including Ed Sheeran, Radiohead, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Oasis, Kasabian and The Killers, many of which will feature at the gallery, alongside many rare original posters and postcard collections.
Live agent Neil O’Brien, who came up with the idea for the campaign, said, “The response to our online collection has been amazing, and when Maggie Milosavljevic at Camden Market was made aware of what we were doing she immediately suggested a gallery space that could be a central place for people to come and look at some of our collection and to buy prints and postcards. We are also encouraging venues and promoters to sell any originals they have and to make them available at one of London’s iconic music and fashion related markets.”
Music Venue Trust founder and CEO Mark Davyd has endorsed the campaign, adding, “Each venue has a unique heritage and many will have hosted legendary concerts and artists. Part of each venue’s unique heritage is their own posters, leaflets and advertising from those said concerts. There is now a way that each venue can benefit from this financially, with fans able to play their part in saving their venues by owning a limited edition piece of art memorabilia.”
‘The Writing Is On The Wall’ series is also available to browse and buy from online at www.thewritingisonthewall.co.uk. The site will be regularly updated as more and more venues submit their poster designs.