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Monday, September 21, 2009

Globe appeal against loss of licence

A music promoter is to appeal after Cardiff Council revoked the live music licence from one of the city's top venues.

The authority's licensing committee took the action against The Globe in Albany Road, Roath, following complaints from local residents about the level of noise.

The Globe recently hosted the inaugural Cardiff Jazz Awards and has staged gigs by the Average White Band, Acoustic Ladyland, Tim Kliphuis, the Root Doctors, the Amigos and Top Shelf Jazz.

The former cinema was reopened last year as a 300-seater music venue by Alan Jones, a former member of 60's chart toppers Amen Corner.

Mr Jones told the BBC he'd spent thousands of pounds trying to insulate the building to prevent any noise pollution, and added that the work is continuing.

"It's proved to be a successful venture. It's an eclectic programme of music that appeals to everyone from 18 to 60. It's diverse in its appeal and has been trouble free," said Mr Jones.

"We've had two complainants, local residents, one at the front and one behind the venue," he added.

"We're undertaking the work to avoid the problem. Essentially, it's insulation for the building. We had hoped they would extend the time to allow us to finish."

A spokeswoman for Cardiff Council confirmed that the licensing committee had revoked the licence last Friday during a meeting at City Hall. She was unable to say how the long the appeal to the city's Magistrates would take.

In the meantime, gigs at the Globe will continue, with acts including Wishbone Ash and Curved Air booked for concerts this autumn.

Read more on the BBC News website - for details of gigs at the venue see www.theglobecardiff.com.


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