Fabric’s appeal hearing to take place in November
Since Fabric officially lost its license to operate in September, the dance community has continued to speak out against the nightclub’s closure. The Islington Town Council had made the decision to revoke their rights as a venue due to two drug-related deaths that happened nine weeks apart.
Just two days after the ruling, Fabric’s owners, along with the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), filed an official appeal against the dance institution’s license revocation which now has an official hearing date: November 28. The hearing will take place at Highbury Magistrates court. Lawyer Phillip Kolvin, who is heading the case, has elected thus far to present his case as an argument to modify the Home Secretaries Guidance under the Licensing Act – an angle which Kolvin believes will garner support from the industry as a whole.
The funding campaign has also raised upwards of £270k, more than enough to support Fabric’s legal endeavors. Donate to the campaign here.