Bush Hall, Lara Coker

Shepherd’s Bush

Bush Hall has had quite the history: a soup hall during WWII, a bingo hall in the 50s/60s, a social club in the 80s/90s, and restored as a music hall by its present owners, Charlie Raworth and Emma Hutchinson, in 2001. And now, like so many other music venues, they are facing closure due to rising costs and declining spending. 

A long-time Shepherd’s Bush resident, Lara Coker, Bush Hall’s Commercial Director, tells us about some of her favourite local things and we hear details of the crowdfunding campaign they are running to save Bush Hall and their non-profit music school, Music House for Children.