Tag: Night Mayor

London Mayor Officially Seeking Night Czar With Online Job Ad

Never a dull moment in London Mayor’s Sadiq Khan’s relationship with the cities robust, yet fragile, nightlife industry. First speaking out in favor of fabric and now seeking the city’s first ever “Night Czar,” via online advert. The advert was posted on London Assembly’s website and shows Khan’s willingness to follow up on his campaign promise. At the time, Khan referenced Amsterdam’s Nachtburgemeester, citing the need for a specific position in order to effectively deal with issues of nightlife. See also: Is A Night Mayor Really The Solution To London’s Club Woes? In part, the advert describes the position as: ... Read more

Is A Night Mayor Really The Solution To London’s Club Woes?

One of the key talking points from newly-elected London mayor Sadiq Khan’s campaign was his range of proposals regarding London’s night life. London is one of the most culturally in-demand cities in the world; we only need to look at the Resident Advisor listings on the weekend to see that London is heaving with events – Londoners have never had so much choice. Yet it is no secret that London night club/bar owners are facing a constant battle with both residents and the local authorities to keep their venues open. According to City Hall, this past decade in London has ... Read more

New London Mayor To Appoint City’s First “Night Mayor”

London’s new Labour Party Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has said that one of his first orders of business will be to appoint a “Night Mayor,” specifically to counteract the closing of music venues at the current alarming rate. Previous Mayor Boris Johnson, who took control in 2008, saw a city where the city has lost 1/3 of its venues, while countrywide the numbers have gone from 3,144 (2005) to 1,733 (2015). The idea of a Night Mayor, which has been pioneered in Amsterdam, aims to represent nightlife culture and business at London’s council meetings. “I don’t want young and creative Londoners ... Read more

Help London Learn From Berlin & Amsterdam’s Nightlife Representatives

Following the recommendation from the Mayor’s office that London is to get a Night Time Economy Champion, the Night Time Industry Association is hosting an event to draw on some of the experiences, insights and successes that have come out of nightlife representatives from the cities of Amsterdam and Berlin – and to see how this can inform and firm up the role in London. Speakers: Mirik Milan – Night Time Mayor, Amsterdam Lutz Leichsenring – Berlin Club Commission Laia Gasch – Special Advisor Deputy Mayor for Education & Culture, GLA. Initial questions posed by: Lauren Preteceille (PAC, Transport for ... Read more