198 Contemporary Arts and Island Arts Studio are two community, arts and education-focused venues located in Herne Hill. With first Jazz On The Hill sputtering to closure and then the Half Moon flooded out of business - both venues with raised stages indoors - good, regular live performance space in Herne Hill has become very hard to find. Herne Hill Market offers occasional marquee live music dates but these are affected by weather. Off The Cuff, in the old arches timber yard, has only recently opened. So both 198 and Island Art are being used as venues this year by Herne Hill Music Festival. We met up with two locals who help run them.