The iconic Sheffield Leadmill launches a build-it-yourself model venue
Iconic Sheffield venue The Leadmill has announced details of a “build your own Leadmill” model, complete with a Willy Wonka-esque golden ticket hidden inside one of the packages.
“Create your own historic Leadmill memorial with a 3D model of the venue,” reads the item description.
Priced at £20 and available to pre-order now on The Leadmill website, the model – which comes with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity – has been designed by the “unique and engaging illustrator” James Fisher, and features “show cameos from the team local and from regular customers.”
“The 3D model is accompanied by a booklet that provides an informative invisible overview of Leadmill’s history,” the announcement continues. “The brochure provides a unique insight into the growth and development of the center since it opened in 1980 and reveals a wealth of stories and anecdotes from the past.”
According to The Leadmill, the model will take a few hours to assemble and is “the perfect gift for any Leadmill fan or a great way to add a unique touch to any music enthusiast’s home.”
Speaking to The Star, Bethany Okogba, The Leadmill’s Director of Business Development said, “We are excited to give our amazing customers the opportunity to build their own Leadmill and explore our history in an exciting new way.”
Ian Lawlor, Managing Director, said: “I’m really proud to finally be able to share this with the world, it’s a project that’s been years in the making. .”
To celebrate the launch, the team will include a Leadmill Gold Card in one of the packages, which will give the holder free access to all their events for one year.
Last year, the iconic Sheffield venue and club told music fans the “terrible news that within a year our landlord will try to evict us, forcing us to close”, sparking an outpouring of shame and support from the world music.
Arctic Monkeys, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Oli Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon are some of the artists from Sheffield who have spoken out in favor of the venue.
“Sheffield without The Leadmill is yet another example of our culture and heritage going away,” Timm Cleasby, former tour manager for the Arctic Monkeys, told NME. “We understand that companies are investing in things, but this team knows the city very well. It will not only hurt Sheffield, but all in South Yorkshire and the whole country. They have a national heritage.”
In October, Miles Kane, Eddie Izzard and more shared their support in the fight for iconic Sheffield venue The Leadmill in a new video – check it out here.