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fabric’s saved!

The meetings between fabric, Islington Licensing Authority and the Metropolitan Police have successfully concluded with a decision reached out of court. All parties have agreed changes to the venue’s licensing conditions that will allow fabric to reopen soon.

The meetings between fabric, Islington Licensing Authority and the Metropolitan Police have successfully concluded with a decision reached out of court. All parties have agreed changes to the venue’s licensing conditions that will allow fabric to reopen soon.

The club will have to use a new I.D. scanning system on entry to the club and compromise on life-time bans for anyone found in possession of drugs, undertake some changes in the club, including improved lighting and a CCTV controller to deter criminal activity, and ban entry to people less than 19 years of age for certain days and events. During the meetings, fabric accepted that its old search procedures were insufficient and agreed to these changes with the aim of guaranteeing a zero tolerance approach to drug possession, consumption and sale within the club.

The clubbing community and the dance music community all agree that ‘common sense prevails at last’. London Mayor Sadiq Khan immediately reacted on his Twitter account thanking ‘all who helped find a solution that protects the club’s future and keeps clubbers safe’.

fabric also expressed their gratitude to all their supporters on their Facebook profile: ‘We are hugely thankful to be able to confirm the news that we have won our licence back. We owe everything to our supporters. We really would not be here today without your unparalleled support and generosity. So many different people stepped up to put their voices to our cause; artists from all corners of the music community, fellow promoters who have put on huge events for us and clubbers from around the world who all united behind us. We’ve even seen people sporting their #savefabric T-shirts on the other side of this planet, showing just how big this thing is. So, thank you to all of you. Without the strength of your backing this would not have happened. You saved fabric. We’ll be back with some news about #saveourculture and our next steps when we can.’

Finally London’s nightlife seems to start looking bright again. Let’s celebrate!

www.fabriclondon.com

fabric
77A Charterhouse Sreet
London
EC1M 6HJ

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

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