We’ve had a lovely month of music and drag at SCL CVN, with a particular highlight from our new partnered promoter, REAL Sounds. We are going to be working with them every month for the foreseeable, so if you fancy a lovely night of emerging acoustic music, you know where to find us (2 Caxton Street N.)
We have been busy plotting and scheming what SCL CVN will look like in the New Year, and we are VERY excited to share a few developments that we think will appeal to all our fellow friends, locals or visitors. Whoever you are, we are excited to share!
EXTENDED OPENING HOURS
First, we are very happy to announce new opening times!! From Weds 22nd November we will open from 8/9am seven days a week for coffees, teas, pastries, and a place for you to co-work. Of course, we’ll continue to serve killer cocktails and events in the evening!
Second, we have launched a call out for our new season of work titled ‘in TRANSITION’. The season will run form February – May 2024, and will explore the ‘beauty in the process;’ the flux, the highs, lows, transformations and developments. We are really happy with this call out, so please have a read through and get back to us with your ideas!
Finally, we are ready to warm up the festive spirit with some Christmas specials and menu – Mulled Wine SZN is upon us!
Thank you again for your ever-growing and unwavering support, we always strive to grow and improve so please, as always, feel free to email us with any thoughts or ideas!
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