Amy Lamé appointed as London's Night Czar

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  • The writer, DJ, performer and campaigner has been selected as the person to champion the capital's night-time culture and economy.
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  • Amy Lamé has been appointed as London's first Night Czar. Lamé was unveiled today at a press conference attended by London mayor Sadiq Khan, who described the role as "the toughest gig in City Hall." As Night Czar, Lamè will champion the UK capital's night-time culture and economy. She has a history of campaigning on behalf of venues, and was involved with the campaign to save the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Lamè outlined her first initiative as Night Czar, a series of monthly Night Surgeries, through which she'll speak with businesses, night-time workers, members of the public and local resident to "get an understanding of Londoners' views of the night-time economy." "For too long, the capital's night-time industry has been under pressure," she said. "Music venues and nightclubs are closing at an alarming rate." "The recent closure of the world-famous nightclub Fabric and the threats facing other venues across the capital show why Amy will be a much-needed ambassador for the city after dark," said Khan. The role will be similar to the position currently held by Mirik Milan in Amsterdam.