May update and campaign finance report

by Mr Vauxhall

  • 27 May 2017

RVT Stage

Thank you again for your support and for those of you that made a donation to RVT Future’s Fighting Fund via JustGiving. It is already making a huge difference to our work as we gear up for Britain’s biggest community pub buy-out – with your help, we’ve hired a project manager to accelerate our work, appointed…

Update: here’s what we’ve been doing

by Eyal Lavi

  • 20 March 2017


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


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


  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…

RVT wins Sui Generis but faces new challenge

by Mr Vauxhall

  • 1 February 2017

Sui Generis

The good news Sui Generis classification granted by Lambeth Council, confirming the Tavern as a combination of pub, nightclub and performance space. First and second floors defined as ancillary to the business needs of the pub – and thus protected against development into private accommodation.   The bad news Christie & Co are currently marketing…

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


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


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,…

Job Opportunity: Project Manager (paid role)

by Mr Vauxhall

  • 18 September 2016

Job Opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to be part of LGBTQ+ history. With the Royal Vauxhall Tavern now an Asset of Community Value and a Grade II listed building (with sui generis status pending), RVT Future are almost ready to put in a bid to purchase the venue. To give us the best possible chance of…

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