Birmingham’s Rainbow Venues launches new campaign after being forced to close its doors

The #EDUCATENOTREVOCATE campaign is in response to Birmingham City Council's decision to revoke Rainbow's license back in November

The Birmingham superclub Rainbow Venues has launched a new campaign in support of its ongoing appeal against having its license revoked by Birmingham City Council.

The decision to revoke Rainbow’s license was made back in November following a second drug-related death in two years, with the council saying that it had no alternative following the death of 19-year-old student Michael Trueman.

As a result, Rainbow has been forced to close all of its venues, including The Rainbow Warehouse, The Blackbox, The Roof Garden, The Arena and CRANE.

Rainbow have now launched a new campaign to help fund their appeal process, which is using the hashtag #EDUCATENOTREVOCATE. You can watch the appeal video below.

A statement released by Rainbow said that it had been “a devastating few weeks for Birmingham’s night time economy”.

“The authorities need to acknowledge the huge significance The Rainbow Venues have to millions of visitors to Birmingham, and what impact it will have on the city’s night-time economy. We don’t want to silence our voice. We want our voice to be heard and we want to see if we can make a difference. 

“We need your help to appeal for justice – it’s time to #EDUCATENOTREVOCATE.”

You can find out more information about the appeal and donate to support Rainbow’s campaign here.