Bringing it all back home : Alan McGee opens venue in local village in the Welsh hillsBringing it all back home : Alan McGee opens venue in local village in the Welsh hills
Former Creation boss and current boss of 359 Alan Mcgee has opened a venue in the old disused chapel in his local village in Talgarth in the Welsh hills.

Promising entry at ‘1977 or Glasgow prices’ McGee has booked a series of gigs including an acoustic set from the Farm and many more varied events.

 

Alan McGee and his wife Kate Holmes fell in love with the derelict Baptist chapel and bought it for £40,000 and have converted it into a space for doing stuff but making sure they kept the chapel’s original features including pews and gravestones. The venue holds 100 people and is perfect for off the wall an interesting stuff like pop-up restaurants, acoustic music, private parties, christenings and even wakes
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McGee said: “It’s been brilliant – one of the best things I’ve been involved in.

“We saw the chapel and then Kate said it was for sale. I kind of went: “Well just buy it,” not knowing what to do with it.

“But Kate had this idea to do it up and turn it into something good for the community – we both have this thing about regenerating rural areas.”

 

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