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Venues fall silent for Passing Clouds [video]

Scala, Jamboree and the Hackney Empire were among the London venues which observed a minute's silence at 17 September's demonstration in support of Passing Clouds

By IQ on 26 Sep 2016

Passing Clouds demonstration, www.icz.exposed

Protesters – and an effigy of a developer – demonstrate against the closure of Passing Clouds

image © www.icz.exposed

Some 30 London music venues fell silent at midnight on Saturday 17/Sunday 18 September to protest against the closing by property developers of Dalston venue Passing Clouds.

Venues including the Hackney Empire (1,275-cap.), Scala (1,145-cap.), Rich Mix (main room 350-cap.), Dalston Superstore (220-cap.), Jamboree (120-cap.) and the Bussey Building (1,000-cap.) held a minute’s silence for Passing Clouds, while earlier in the day an estimated 2,000 people attended a march in Dalston.

Speaking at the demonstration, Shaun Roberts of recently shuttered Fabric said: “The feedback from the world of music [to the closure of Fabric and Passing Clouds] has been stunning, and this has kicked off something that we didn’t understand would happen. We have a voice and we have the ability to fight this.”

Watch a silent Jamboree below:


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