U.K. lawmakers have largely left London venues The Pickle Factory and Oval Space to fend for themselves in the recent weeks of the COVID-19 crisis. The team behind both brands is pivoting all the same by announcing a fall program of social distancing-compliant events.
Taking a page out of The Cause‘s book, Pickle Presents will adapt the programming of their weekly gatherings at The Pickle Factory to the “the airy, well-ventilated confines of Oval Space,” as booker Toby Wareham told Resident Advisor. Event capacity will be reduced to 150-170 with tables spaced 1.5 meters apart. Chaos In The CBD, Sicaria Sound and Truly Madly are among the artists billed for weekly events from November 6th-December 18th.
Both The Pickle Factory and Oval Space had been denied Culture Recovery Fund grants by Arts Council England this month. Other venues who will not receive COVID-19 aid as part of the program include Printworks, The Drumshed, Egg London, Studio 338, and Exhibition London. Meanwhile, a Round 3 data release listed London nightclub Fabric as the recipient of a £1,514,262 grant.
More information as well as a full schedule of upcoming events is available on the official Oval Space website.