In light of its license being reinstated, fabric has released another transparency statement.
News broke earlier this week that the London club would be reopening, following lengthy negotiations with the local council. In light of those events, Gary Kilbey (managing director of the venue), has issued another transparency statement.
The #savefabric campaign, which has raised over £328,000 in donations, will wrap up today—Wednesday November 22, at 17:00GMT. It is forecast that there will be money left over and that “residual funds will be used to help other worthy causes within the industry, including Philip Kolvin QC’s pursuance of licencing reform which he is currently championing.”
fabric is also submitting representations to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003, on the question of difficulties faced by licensed premises. The intention is to protect other clubs and venues from sharing a similar fate, so they can avoid expensive legal fees should cases be brought against them. You can read fabric’s submissions here.
Kilbey then signed off with the following message on behalf of fabric: “We are now looking forward to the future and being able to open up our club again. We’re fixed on that moment that we turn the sound system back on and reunite the fabric family in our disco to engage in enjoying the world class music of our residents and family of artists. This is what it has always been about – being able to share in these experiences, together. We hope to see you back in EC1 very soon.”
Those who have donated should keep an eye on their emails, as they will be receiving an invitation to be part of a piece of artwork that will be installed in the club.