Court date set for fabric’s appeal hearing

London club fabric will begin their appeal against closure on 28 November at Highbury Magistrates Court

fabric have been given a date for their appeal hearing. The club’s representatives and legal team will attend a hearing at Highbury Magistrates Court on 28 November to appeal the council’s decision to close the club.

fabric was closed down earlier this year following two drug deaths outside of the premises. The club have since joined forces with the Night Time Industries Association, and various other London institutions, to raise funds to pay for the legal proceedings. In a recent transparency statement they revealed that they have raised over £250,000 which has been used to assemble a strong legal team including industry expert Philip Kolvin QC, legal solicitors Woods Whur and Barrister Patrick Hennessey.

The club’s managing director Gary Kilbey also used the statement to outline the club’s intention to lobby to change the Home Secretary’s Guidance under the Licensing Act. “We have put this to a number of trade and music industry organisations and associations to seek their opinion, advice and support,” He said. “We want to ensure this is something the industry as whole are able to get behind.”

The club also released a second transparency statement today detailing exactly how much they’ve spent so far and how they intend to spend the rest. Read that here.