Reports have emerged that Fabric and Islington Town Hall are in advanced talks to re-open the club and an agreement could potentially be arrived at as early as next week.
Fabric’s licence was revoked in the early hours of September 7 following the drug-related deaths of two young patrons. In less than three months the organisation have rallied up troops from every corner of electronic music and raised over £320,000 to help fight for clearer, fairer and safer licencing laws.
This morning the Islington Tribune revealed that Fabric lawyers and the Islington licencing committee are currently in talks ahead of the venue’s scheduled appeal on November 28. Explaining how it’s common for both parties to have private meetings ahead of an appeal in order to save time and thousands in legal fees, the newspaper states that neither party would confirm or deny their talks or current status. You can read the full story here.
We’ll keep you posted on further developments but this is, without doubt, the most encouraging news regarding the influential London institution so far. For further details on just how detailed and deep their fight for licence law reform goes (not just for their own future but for UK nightlife’s future full stop) the company published their fourth transparency report on November 8. It’s an insightful read.
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