Author: Eyal Lavi

Financial report November 2017

by Eyal Lavi

  • 23 November 2017

Below you’ll find info on the campaign’s finances from May-October 2017. We’ll normally report every three months, so apologies for the lateness of this update. All future financial reports on our website rvt.community. Right now, we’re busy working with Dave Boyle of The Community Shares Company, getting our ducks in a row so that we can…



Watch the recent campaign event

by Eyal Lavi

  • 18 September 2017

Missed last week’s RVT Future event? Just for you, we videoed it! Catch up on the committee updates and Q&A now, and find out what’s next in our plans to bring the Tavern into community ownership:



Update: here’s what we’ve been doing

by Eyal Lavi

  • 20 March 2017

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It’s been a few weeks since we hit our fighting fund target (the donations transferred to our account last week), so here’s a quick update on what we’ve been up to behind the scenes: We’re working with lawyers to finalise our legal structure. We’re instructing consultants who are working on our share offer documentation. We’ve…



Fighting target reached

by Eyal Lavi

  • 21 February 2017

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THANK YOU. We have reached our Fighting Fund target of £30K – 12 days sooner than expected! We can now use that fighting fund to set up a Community Benefit Society, the vehicle we believe gives the best chance of securing community ownership of the RVT. The money you have donated so far will be…



Community ownership survey launched

by Eyal Lavi

  • 10 February 2017

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  We want to make sure we’re listening to the whole LGBTQ+ community – which means anyone who might use a community-owned RVT. Answering just 20 questions will be invaluable in shaping our plans, identifying how many people would be interested in buying a share of the pub, and in volunteering to help us make…



Free event: 50 More Years of Queers?

by Eyal Lavi

  • 9 January 2017

There’s exciting news on the horizon about our sui generis application, and our bid to buy the Tavern… but for now, we’re hosting an evening of discussion, cabaret, drinking and dancing. Come down, pose your questions and enjoy the show! This year the LGBTQ+ community celebrates half a century since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality…



Dear Economist: please check your facts

by Eyal Lavi

  • 2 January 2017

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In its Christmas issue, The Economist ran a story about LGBTQ venues that mentioned the RVT. As it contains many  inaccuracies and dubious statements, RVT Future sent the following response to the magazine.   In your article ‘Gay bars are under threat but not from the obvious attackers’ in the Economist Christmas special issue, you write…



Amy Lamé takes the fight to City Hall

by Eyal Lavi

  • 4 November 2016

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RVT Future chair and Duckie co-founder Amy Lamé has today been announced as London’s first dedicated Night Czar. Working with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Amy will shape the future of our city’s nightlife. At RVT Future, we are beyond proud to see a key member of the campaign win such an important role. Though,…



Tales of the Tavern: 1861 – The RVT is born

by Eyal Lavi

  • 17 September 2016

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RVT Future’s brilliant comic series by Baz rewinds to the 19th century and the construction of our beloved pub. You can read the comic here, but if you’re curious about the real-life history behind it, then read on… The RVT’s heritage grows directly out of the social and cultural transgression and innovation associated with the…



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