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The court date for the London nightclub’s fight against closure has been set.

London’s Fabric club has discovered that the appeal against its recent closure will begin on November 28 at Highbury Magistrates Court.

The news was issued in the latest transparency statement from the club’s managing director Gary Kilbey, which also revealed the appeal fund stands at £253,141.01.

“We have engaged a legal team headed by industry heavyweight Philip Kolvin QC and assisted by leading licensing solicitors Woods Whur,” Kilbey said. Both will represent the club at a “significantly discounted rate,” while Barrister Patrick Hennessey has offered pro-bono legal support to the club.

Fabric is also drafting a request for the need to change the Home Secretary’s Guidance under the Licensing Act.

“We have put this to a number of trade and music industry organisations and associations to seek their opinion, advice and support,” said Kilbey. “We want to ensure this is something the industry as whole are able to get behind.”

Fabric’s license was revoked by Islington Council last month, following the suspected drug-related deaths of two 18-year-old men outside the venue.

Clubbers, promoters, DJs and producers alike have since rallied round the club, with the appeal joined by several shows to raise money for the cause.

Read next: Seven things you can do today to protest Fabric’s closure



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