Fabric appeal hearing set for November court date

The popular London nightclub was controversially closed last month

The London nightclub Fabric will find out if its appeal against its recent closure has been successful in a court hearing in November.

Fabric was controversially shut on September 7 after Islington Council revoked its license following a seven-hour meeting. One of the primary reasons for their decision was the council’s belief that “a culture of drugs exists at the club which management cannot control.” You can read the council’s full statement on the reasons behind their decision here.

However, the club subsequently launched an appeal against its closure shortly after the verdict was announced. The outcome of the appeal is set to be heard at Highbury Magistrates Court on November 28. As FACT reports, news of the court date was revealed by Fabric’s managing director Gary Kilbey in their latest transparency statement, which you can read in full here.

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“We have engaged a legal team headed by industry heavyweight Philip Kolvin QC and assisted by leading licensing solicitors Woods Whur,” Kilbey said in the statement, while also revealing that a fund set up to help Fabric in its fight against closure has raised £253,141.01.

Fabric was opened in 1999, and news of its closure was met by widescale dismay from prominent names in the music industry and beyond. Producer Four Tet said “London is being ruined right now,” while Tim Westwood told NME that Fabric’s closure should serve as a “call to arms” for people to combat the gradual vanishing of London’s nightlife.
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