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The Wakefield Unity Works is a real beacon of the city and one of the best live venues on the circuit. Reopened in 2014 after being derelict it has a long and great cultural history and the refurbished building was putting the Yorkshire city on the map.

 

It really is a great building and a perfect venue but the sad news is that is to close. Future Live events and conferences at Unity Works in Wakefield have been cancelled after the parent organization called in administrators. Unity House (Wakefield) Limited, which runs the grade II listed office and events space, was unable to generate sufficient income and, due to ongoing funding requirements, it has not been possible to restructure the business. Lee Lockwood and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor in Leeds have been appointed joint administrators. The registered Community

Future Live events and conferences at Unity Works in Wakefield have been canceled after the parent organization called in administrators. Unity House (Wakefield) Limited, which runs the grade II listed office and events space, was unable to generate sufficient income and, due to ongoing funding requirements, it has not been possible to restructure the business. Lee Lockwood and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor in Leeds have been appointed joint administrators.

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  1. A real shame, John. I think much was down to mis-promotion (i’ve probably made up that word) or lack of knowledge about which bands to book. They ought to have taken The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds as a guide – I’m sure you know that venue yourself – for who to book on a budget. The management here did such an incredible job of restoring Unity Hall back to its former glory – better even – but perhaps spent more on bringing it to life than what to do with it afterwards. Shades of Frankenstein I suppose. In its heyday I saw great bands there, especially late 70s/early 80s – even Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band graced the stage! (cant recall The Membranes but maybe I was elsewhere). A sad loss to Wakefield – they needed a charitable benefactor. Mind you, don’t we all. Keep on being John Robb. Much respect mate.

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