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The Owl Sanctuary to move location following fundraising efforts

Earlier this year it was revealed that the building that The Owl Sanctuary in Norwich resided in had been purchased by a developer, and as such it was being forced to close.

The Give A Hoot campaign followed, along with fundraising efforts, and it seems the pair have had a little success – the venue’s owners are planning to open a new location in the city.

“After looking into several different options we have found our new home located on Timber Hill in the city and we aim to be open again on February 19th at 5pm, it’s an ambitious deadline but we feel it’s achievable,” reads a statement on the venue’s Facebook page.

“The new music venue and bar will be the same capacity and all shows currently booked after those dates will be going ahead as planned in the new Owl Sanctuary and this would not have been possible without the Crowdfunding page Outline set up and people donated to, this will pay not only the deposit on the new building but also our staffs wages while we are closed with any left going to the mental health charity MIND.

“The past month have been horrid, being forced to deal with people we would normally avoid, people who’s actions and ethics or lack of we find utterly repugnant but hopefully now we can get on with doing what we love, booking rad bands and having good times… after a few weeks of getting covered in paint again.”

Upcoming shows include Foxing and TTNG on 29th April – visit theowlsanctuary.net for full listings, and click here to donate towards the fundraising efforts.

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