The Owl Sanctuary will continue in new venue on Norwich’s Timber Hill

The Owl Sanctuary. Photo by Simon Finlay.

The Owl Sanctuary. Photo by Simon Finlay. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Just days after closing their doors, the team at The Owl Sanctuary have announced their new home - on Norwich's Timber Hill.

The venue held its last gigs at its Cattle Market Street venue last weekend, but said work was going on behind the scenes to secure a new city centre building.

And last night, the team behind The Owl Sanctuary announced their relaunch, on February 19 at the new venue on Timber Hill.

It was made possible by a crowd-funding campaign to save the venue after it emerged the building had been bought without their knowledge.

A post on Facebook reads: 'At the end of the day, 25 Cattle Market St was our home and will always mean a lot to us but it's only bricks and mortar. The Owl Sanctuary is and always will be the people inside those bricks, the bands playing shows, the people at the gigs, at the bar, playing pool, donating soup and the ethos and ethics they carry with them and that cannot be destroyed.

'That said after looking into several different options we have found our new home located on Timber Hill in the city and we aim to be open again on February 19th at 5pm, it's an ambitious deadline but we feel it's achievable.

'The new music venue and bar will be the same capacity and all shows currently booked after those dates will be going ahead as planned in the new Owl Sanctuary and this would not have been possible without the Crowdfunding page Outline set up and people donated to, this will pay not only the deposit on the new building but also our staffs wages while we are closed with any left going to the mental health charity MIND.

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'Seriously, thank you and well done.'