Photo credit: Sarah Ginn
The show must go on…
This Friday, October 21, London’s House Of Vans will host an exclusive #saveourculture event and the line-up is classic FABRICLIVE to the core: DJ Hype, Ed Rush & Optical, Logan Sama, Sir Spyro and many more will take us back to the Room 1 vibes from grime to gully D&B. Special guests are guaranteed and all proceeds will go towards fabric’s #saveourculture fund.
It’s not just an on-point line-up, either. #saveourculture will be taking over House Of Vans the whole weekend with a unique photography exhibition in the venue’s gallery. Not just a breeding ground for some of the most influential and prominent artists in bass music over the years from Caspa to Kasra, fabric have also encouraged UK club culture’s most talented photographers. Many of whom have select their best work to display and sell. Not just telling the club’s 16 year story, the exhibition will also offer a unique visual storyline of UK culture and fashion throughout those years.
If you’ve been a regular at fabric over the years, who knows? You could be in one of these photos. If you’re a DJ who has played at fabric regularly over the last 16 years, who knows? You could be in one of these photos with more hair and less wrinkles. Either way – the event is this Friday and kicks off at 9pm and the exhibition continues throughout the weekend. Full details.
Fabric’s closure last month remains a frustrating and saddening blow for real, forward-thinking electronic music and club culture. But they will not go down without a fight. Neither will its tight community of patrons, performers and fans. Music lovers, figureheads and industry organisations have raised over £300,000 in just one month and the #saveourculture events will help raise this total even more.
The House Of Vans event is the latest in a series of events that bring the venue’s longstanding artists and fans together. The aim: to highlight the London institution’s crude circumstances and to help raise funds to assist the venue’s owners in not just re-appealing their own licence revocation, but to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
As explained by the venue’s brilliantly clear and detailed transparency report, the #saveourculture campaign will challenge current legal legislation. What has happened to them cannot happen to other venues in the future, thus protecting the root base where all electronic music is nurtured and developed: the dancefloor.