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The Leadmill Release Official Petition as Jarvis Cocker, Arctic Monkeys, Oli Sykes and More Come Forward in Support of #WeCantLoseLeadmill

Words by Emily Duff The Leadmill has now launched  an official petition   to try and help prevent their eviction and the eviction of other at-risk venues now and in the future by requesting to suspend Section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (Grounds C to G). You can sign this  here . Since the announcement of The Leadmill’s impending eviction notice, anger has spread at the risk of job losses and the idea of others profiting from their hard work. Through this, #WeCantLoseLeadmill began as a way of remembering the good times that have been spent there during the iconic venue’s 42 year life-span, and locals along with famous names were quick to show their shared frustration. Amongst heartbroken customers were the performers. On Twitter, support poured out in the thousands with names like Massive Attack, Manic Street Preachers, and Pigeon Detectives as well as Sheffield-born Arctic Monkey’s and Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes sharing the hashtag. Arctic Monkey’s ex-tour manager, Timm C

Eddie Izzard to perform two very special Sheffield shows this weekend at The Leadmill in support of the #WeCantLoseLeadmill campaign

While facing current threats of closure from their landlord, the Leadmill have been continuing to fight back and so have local, national and international artists and customers. These include Eddie Izzard who the Leadmill have just announced will be performing two back-to-back shows in support of #WeCantLoseLeadmill. Read what the Leadmill have to say on this surprise shows taking place this weekend (9th and 10th April): “We’re delighted to announce that the iconic Eddie Izzard will be performing two very special Sheffield shows this weekend at The Leadmill in support of our #WeCantLoseLeadmillcampaign. It is a tremendous honour to be hosting such a revered performing talent, and we can’t express our gratitude enough to Eddie and her team for organising these performances at such short notice. On Saturday 9th, Eddie will be treating us to her exquisite stand-up show Wunderbar+, featuring new and classic material alike, whilst Sunday 10th at 3pm will be dedicated to her dramatic perform