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:



May update and campaign finance report

by Mr Vauxhall

  • 27 May 2017

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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

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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…



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

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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…



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