Liverpool radio station Melodic Distraction has launched a venue

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  • Melodic Bar has opened following a successful crowdfunder.
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  • Liverpool radio station Melodic Distraction has opened a venue, Melodic Bar. Built from recycled shipping containers, the new space encompasses a studio, bar and coffee shop. All profits from the bar will be reinvested into supporting the station, the presenters and the local music scene in Liverpool. "This space is a product of Liverpool's strong sense of grassroots community spirit," director James Zaremba said. "A stark contrast to the top down, multi-million-pound flat building approach that's seen the city recently stripped of its UNESCO World Heritage site status." The top shipping container houses the Melodic Distraction studio, with the bottom acting as a coffee shop by day, beer and cocktail bar by night. Shows from the Melodic Distraction archive will soundtrack the space. The team will also be offering up Melodic Bar as a grassroots community hub; artists will be able to play live on air and host intimate gigs in the space. The venue will also play host to workshops, dances, art exhibitions and record fairs. In October 2020, Melodic Distraction were forced to leave their original home on Liverpool's Baltic Triangle. With an idea in mind to build a new multipurpose location, the team set up a Kickstarter to fund a project in the Fabric District. With almost 700 backers, the Kickstarter was a success, raising over £36,000. Melodic Bar is open now. For more information, visit their website here. Photo: Hannah Metcalfe