Sheffield's Gut Level has announced its imminent closure.
On July 1st, the queer-led DIY event space and collective shared the news on Instagram, citing ongoing redevelopment and gentrification near its Snow Lane address as the primary reason for its closure.
"It is with great sadness that we must announce the impending closure of Gut Level’s beautiful Snow Lane space," the statement began.
"For many people involved in DIY & grassroots spaces, this story will be familiar. Insecure tenancies, accelerated gentrification and the appearance of luxury accommodation on every street corner has made it virtually impossible for small independent spaces to exist long term in central locations," it continued.
"In our case, the GL building will soon be developed into flats, displacing our community and disrupting the parties & workshops that we had planned for you all."
Gut Level's organisers added that as well as hoping to have access to the space until the end of September, planning has begun for "a final run of activity taking place in Aug & Sept." Read the full statement below.
Gut Level was founded in 2019, and was previously based in Sheffield's Attercliffe Arches before relocating to Snow Lane. It was created to platform underrepresented individuals in the music industry, namely queer/LGBTQ+, women and non-binary people.
Gut Level featured in DJ Mag's 2021 feature exploring how promoters in northern England pushed for a more inclusive return to clubbing post-Lockdown. Read it here.