Trippets jazz venue celebrates £110k ‘life-saving’ Arts Council grant Yorkshire News

Trippets Lounge Bar, on Trippet Lane in Sheffield, like other venues, suffered the devastating effects of two years of lockdown restrictions that nearly delivered a blow to the body.

Customers contributed to a crowdfunding campaign, and the musicians took a 50 percent pay cut just to help her survive.

But a successful bid for the Arts Council Cultural Recovery Fund netted him £110,000, enabling him to become a going business again.

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Introduced by husband and wife Debbie and Carl Shaw in 2015, Trippets Lounge Bar had become nationally famous for both its live jazz and fine dining experience before closing.

It offered a stage to jazz musicians of local, national and international renown; it had one of the largest gin menus in the city and provided a social hub for a wide spectrum of the local community, from students to its oldest client/artist, 83-year-old Beryl Broomhead, who described it as “the The only place in Sheffield city center I am guaranteed a welcoming and safe space.”

Carl and Debbie Shaw had invested their life savings in Trippets Lounge Bar and the loss of business caused by the pandemic left them on the verge of bankruptcy.

But the subsidy, coupled with a rebound in business since the full lifting of restrictions, has left them with a bright future.

Carl and Debbie Shaw at Trippets Lounge Bar

Debbie Shaw said: “There is no doubt that this grant has saved our business and we are proud that our contribution to the cultural life of Sheffield and the wider region has been recognized by the Arts Council. But I also have to thank our loyal customers and musicians who helped raise money to keep us afloat and took pay cuts to help us survive.”

Trish Heenan performing at Trippets Lounge Bar.
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This notice was published: 2022-05-05 18:38:30

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