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Fabric Launches Campaign To Pay For Appeal
Christian Eede , September 16th, 2016 16:39

Club lost its license earlier this month following an Islington Council hearing

fabric has officially launched its campaign for donations to help the club appeal against Islington Council's move earlier this month to revoke its license.

The club's license was removed following two drug-related deaths there earlier this year and the decision was met with widespread approval from DJs, some MPs and clubbers. fabric has been advised that it has grounds to appeal against the decision, but the process to do so is expected to be lengthy and costly, leading to the establishment of the campaign for donations to support them through the appeal.

"Our case shows that whatever measures you take to prevent crime and regardless of how well you run your venue, you too could still be closed," the club says in a statement launching the campaign. "Someone has to take a stand.

"Today we launch #saveourculture to take on this fight and we’re asking you to join us. But with no income it’s impossible for us to do this without your support – both social and financial.

“It will be an expensive battle, and after 6 weeks of being closed with no income we cannot fight this alone. So we’re asking for our fans, peers and the greater population to contribute to our campaign fund, to help us keep a small fabric team, the venue in hibernation and to prepare our legal campaign.”

The club has been closed since its license was placed under review on August 12 with the decision to completely revoke its license earlier this month resulting in the loss of 250 jobs.

You can find out more on the campaign, which has so far raised over £28k, here. You can also read our recent piece on what the closure of fabric means for our cultural spaces in London here.

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