The George Tavern

By Music Heritage UK | A collection of articles about the Music Heritage UK backed campaign to save the George Tavern.

Can the Night Tube save London’s nightlife?

On Friday 19 August, London Underground will run its first night tube services as the capital congratulates itself on becoming the nation’s first 24-hour city. But while the Mayor’s office is intent on running trains for the city’s night owls, the rest of local government seems determined to tuck …

Good call, by George, as Forster wins Appeal Court tavern war to stop flats on pub doorstep

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 16:58 05 July 2016 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 18:30 05 July 2016<p>Victory ofr The George... Pauline Forster's son Clovis WilsonCopp raises a glass<p>Archant<p>The …

The George Tavern wins legal battle against flat developers

After a relentless battle, the 600-year-old George Tavern has won its legal fight to stop luxury flat developers next door. The decision has been hailed as a great triumph for the cultural mainstay: referenced by Dickens and Chaucer and loved by Kate Moss and Georgia May Jagger, it’s a venue that’s …

Amy Winehouse

the george tavern defeats developers, for now

The 600 year-old pub and iconic east London venue has won its legal fight against the evil council powers that be which would have seen the much loved Grade II listed George Tavern be prevented from playing live music due to a controversial plan to build a new block of flats. "I am relieved and …

London

East London’s George Tavern wins appeal to block planning application

By | Published on Monday 4 July 2016<p>The Court Of Appeal has overturned a planning decision to allow new flats to be built close to East London music …

London

George Tavern wins appeal against new flats

Is the first success story of the new Town and Country Planning act?<p>East London pub and music venue The George Tavern has won its legal fight to have …

Live Music

The George Tavern has won its appeal to stop a block of flats being built next door

The George Tavern in Stepney is celebrating winning its latest legal battle – a move described as ‘a huge victory for the entire live music community …

Live Music

The George Tavern landlady wins legal fight against block of flats

The landlady of an East End pub popular with stars including Kate Moss and Sir Ian McKellen has triumphed in her battle to stop developers building a …

Kate Moss

The George Tavern was at the Court of Appeal this Wednesday to appeal the High Court decision to give permission for flats in close proximity to the established pub and venue. We were there in person to show our support for Landlady Pauline Forster’s appeal.

Historic pub continues to evade closure

Pic: Ewan MunroA 600-year-old Stepney pub and iconic music venue has been given a new lifeline, thanks in part to a humble stairway – the latest …

London

Nine years of legal battles to set precedent for London music venues

A court ruling over plans to develop flats next to an East London music venue could become a testcase for similar legal battles across the UK.<p>The …

East London

Good news from the campaign!

The George Tavern is safe (for now) – but it still needs your help

Pub lovers of London, raise your pints: one of the best boozers in London has escaped near-certain death… for now. The Grade II-listed George Tavern …

London

Licensee wins right to appeal flat development after lengthy battle

Pauline Forster, who runs Stepney’s the George Tavern, has been fighting a long-running legal battle against developers Swan Housing Group who want …

London

Help Save This East London Music Venue

<b>East London music venue The George Tavern has been given the chance to appeal against plans to build luxury flats next to it, which could lead to it</b> …

Petition started for ‘test case pub’ in battle against developers

Licensee Pauline Forster recently won the right to appeal a High Court decision, which allowed developers to turn a disused nightclub next door to …

Judiciary

The George Tavern’s High Court appeal of the Planning Inspectorate’s decision to allow the building of flats in close proximity to the established pub and music venue has unfortunately been rejected by the Judge.

Some excellent news from the Save the George campaign which has seen landlady Pauline Forster shortlisted for a “heritage angel” award from Historic England (formerly English Heritage) for her work in restoring the Grade II listed pub and music venue.

Save Live Music! Save The George Tavern

Help preserve the future of The George Tavern as a live music venue and stop inappropriate planning! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support …

"We'll Never Give Up!" - One Family's Nine Year Fight to Save Iconic Music Venue Against Property Development

The climax of nine years protesting against plans to build flats next to an historic and iconic East London pub and music venue is nearing, as the family which owns <b>The George Tavern</b> in Shadwell are due at the High Court next week. Landlady Pauline Forster has been campaigning against the …

Save the George Tavern (featuring Ricky Wilson & singers from the Voice)

Entertainment

We previously updated you on the news that The George Tavern campaign were considering to appeal the decision of the Planning Inspectorate at the High Court. Since then, they have decided to go through with this and are fundraising to meet the mounting legal costs involved.

On the brink: the George Tavern staves off gentrification

The shutting down of cultural institutions across London to make way for small, stuffy flats is becoming something of an epidemic. In recent weeks, the Joiner's Arms on Hackney Road, Vibe Bar on Brick Lane and Madame Jojo's in Soho have all announced their closure, in what many say is one more …

London

Sounding Off - How a Lack of Common Sense and Inappropriate Planning Rules Are Killing New Music

In recent years, music venues have had to deal with the smoking ban, the recession, ever-increasing alcohol duty, dwindling crowds, and greedy landlords. In this environment, a number have unfortunately gone to the wall. Those that remain now face an additional threat: noise complaints brought on …

Help save the George Tavern in Stepney – Now. Here. This.

Another week, another great London music and nightlife venue under threat by developers. This time it’s the wonderful George Tavern in Stepney that’s …

London

Special Report - Save the George

The George Tavern is under threat from property developers!<p>This historic East London music venue and pub which is over 600 years old has hosted …

John Cooper Clarke, Kaiser Chiefs, Lianne La Havas back campaign to save London’s George Tavern

The 600 year-old pub is under threat from developers<p>A host of artists and celebrities inclusing punk poet John Cooper Clarke, Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky …

London

Celebrities line up to join campaign to save 600-year-old East End pub

Londoners were today urged to join a celebrity-backed campaign to support an east London pub and music venue facing closure.<p>The George Tavern in …

Kate Moss