Fabric devotee dancing for 24 hours straight to fundraise for club’s closure appeal

Tim Griffith started his danceathon outside the London club earlier today

A Fabric devotee is fundraising for the club’s legal appeal by dancing outside its door for 24 hours straight.

Tim Griffith, a AV technician and sound designer, started his marathon dance session at noon today (October 7) in front of the Farringdon club and plans to keep going until the same time tomorrow, with the exception of toilet breaks.

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.


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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.

So far the club has raised £253,141 from donations, just over half the figure it says it needs to fund its appeal.

Griffith is trying to raise £2000 himself through his danceathon and at the time of writing has hit half of his target. See his GoFundMe page for further details.