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The Stepney pub, a well-known music venue, have been under threat for eight years as developers want to turn the building into flats.

Celebrities such as Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger, and John Cooper Clarke have campaigned to make sure the boozer's saved, but they'll have a fight on their hands, as campaigners can only present their reasons for opposing it until Wednesday.

In a video hosted on the Evening Standard website, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson explained why The George is such a vital part of London's music scene. "Live music is something this country should be very proud of," he said. "It does not start on the television screen, it starts on a sticky carpet in front of a dusty curtain."

According to the campaign's website, savethegeorgetavern.com, developers who have purchased the adjoining site have submitted a number of different plans to build luxury apartments next to the pub.

If permission is granted for the flats to be built, the venue will probably have to stop hosting live music in the evenings - which is what it's known for.

Image credit: savethegeorgetavern.com


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