just had this email
"As a consequence of the ongoing terrorist threat to the UK mainland the Academy Music Group is requesting that all customers where possible do not bring bags etc to the venue. If you must bring such items we will insist that they are searched and subsequently deposited in our cloakroom."
a) i'm pretty sure the Islington Bar Academy isn't high on al-qaeda's hit list.
b) if you're searching the bags anyway, what's the problem?
c) oh, wait, this is just a way to make more money out of your cloakroom service?