This weekend I visited two venues, neither of which are likely to be around this time next year, and I find that rather sad. On Friday night, I visited the Canterbury Arms, whose fine Victorian interior is destined to be smashed into a zillion pieces as developers look to profit from its central location and stick up a bland 9 storey block in its place. On Saturday, I enjoyed a fine fundraising evening at the Grosvenor, another pub on deathwatch. Although no firm plans have been announced, their purchase by Golfrate and the ongoing construction of a large block of lifestyle apartments directly opposite The Grosvenor makes it almost certain that it can't continue as a venue for lively music nights. Even if it does live on as some sort of gastro-pub/wine bar, the bar that I've grown to love has gone forever, and that'll be a real loss to the community given the wide range of events that go on there. Sad, isn't it?