Stefano Serpagli from FUPP in front of the O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush during a fundraising cycle ride for We Need Crew, helping to raise awareness and funds for the plight of the UK’s live touring crew during the coronavirus pandemic. The stop was one of 31 venues Stefano is travelling to during a 31 mile cycle-ride to raise money for mental healthcare support for live crew workers.

The O2 Empire in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, has been showing live events for almost 120 years, having been built as a music hall built in 1903. It was designed by designed by the noted theatre architect Frank Matcham. In collaboration with We Make Events, We Need Crew aims to raise money for crew workers affected by the downturn in live events industry.

The exterior doors and booking hall windows have recently been decorated in a mural by Arlo Parks in aid of Women’s History Month.

We Need Crew campaign at the O2 Shepherd's Bush.
We Need Crew campaign at the O2 Shepherd's Bush.

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Image information.

  • Date taken: March 2021.
  • Address: O2 Empire, Shepherd’s Bush.
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D (Mark IV) with 16-35mm lens attached.
  • Purchase link: n/a.


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