This weekend gone, social networking sites were flooded with talk of Shoreditch’s Plastic People club being closed down, and of how to stop this happening.
A Facebook group started by DJ Benny Blanco, who runs the regular Nonsense party at the club, states the following:
THE POLICE ARE TRYING TO SHUT DOWN PLASTIC PEOPLE
There is a notice outside the door saying there are 2 reasons why the Police want to take the license away.
1/ PREVENTION OF PUBLIC NUISANCE
2/ PREVENTION OF CRIME ANTI DISORDER
Plastic People have until the 11th March to appeal.”
A PDF on the Hackney Council’s website, which can be found here, refers to the club’s license being under review for the sake of “prevention of crime and disorder and public nuisance basis.”
Four Tet recently finished a long-term residency at the club, while Theo Parrish, Warm, CD-R and more currently enjoy regular slots.
FWD>>, the seminal dubstep night that recently moved back to a Thursday slot at Plastic People (it had previously been on Sundays after a busy Friday night spell) will also be looking for a new home if Plastic People closes next month.
Among the DJs lending support to the club’s cause are Erol Alkan, Kode9 and Ewan Pearson. To join the Save Plastic People Facebook group, click here.
Lead photo taken from Harry Hewat’s homepage.
Update: “#saveplasticpeople” is currently in the top ten three most trended topics on Twitter for London. The Plastic People team are seeking legal help, and have advised people to not write in to the council until they have it.