After 34 years of contributing to Hull’s rich cultural fabric, The New Adelphi Club has secured its long-term future by becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC), with Jarvis Cocker and Paul Heaton to become its patrons.
Announced during Hamell on Trial’s gig on Thursday 15 February, the welcome news was cheered by crowds and will ensure that the Adelphi remains Hull’s cultural catalyst.
Following in the footsteps of other underground UK music venues such as The Brudenell in Leeds and the Band on the Wall in Manchester, gaining CIC status ensures that Adelphi’s future profits and assets will continue to be used for the public good, allowing creativity to continue to flourish and ensuring owner Paul Jackson’s legacy and musical ideology will be protected as he nears retirement age.
“The Adelphi and its ethos are not typical of any performance space in the UK,” said Jacko. “We believe CIC status will give the Adelphi the opportunity to serve the community for a further 34 years and beyond, a legacy for the city of Hull.”