Brixton's Club 414 threatened with closure

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Rushy, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

  2. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Fucks sake.

    Proper institution that place, predating pretty much everyone on this board except the Brixton lifers.

    Should imagine there will be a big outpouring in the techno/hard dance/trance community past and present in London and further a field :(

    It predates even the rave scene based on a conversation I once had with T.
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Apparently the owners only found out last night.

    I want to start a petition but want to make sure it's worded as effectively as possible. Can anyone help with the text?
  5. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    "get the fuck off our fucking 414 you fucking arseholes"

    will that do?

    This is proper sad, the 414 is a sacred venue. (good luck with getting the petition sorted)
  6. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    From what I've heard - admittedly not even secondhand - there may be other issues. I'm not sure whether the planning application itself is actually the threat here. May be worth holding off on wording a petition until this is clearer.

    That shouldn't stop people objecting to the application and loss of a club site in principle.
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's kind of what I was thinking. Maybe you could PM me the things you've heard because I've been told some stuff too....
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Seems pertinent:
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  9. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    One of the biggest clubs in Glasgow has just been forced to close, the arches. Seems nobody is allowed to have fun anymore.
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  10. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Soon there will be nothing left. I lived in Brixton from 2008-10 and have been in Tulse Hill ever since, so am probably part of the blow in type, but I loved it when we lived there and it's barely recognisable any more.
  11. slightlytouched

    slightlytouched Tick Tock.....

    Noooooooo ! :mad: :( Just.....NO! Love that place.
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  12. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    The tenant part of me thinks "what the fuck?" and then the tenant part of me reminds me to watch my arse.
  13. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  14. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Oh, will you stop? You're a tip-top candidate for Forced Ignore IMO.
  15. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Ended up there more than a few times in the late 90s/early 00s.
    My abiding memory of that place, apart from the fishtank in the dark and the staircase, is giving a pill to a mate, getting caught by the bouncer and asking me what i'd just passed to my mate, me saying that i'd given him a fiver i owed him, then the bouncer asking me 'ok, why did he put it in his mouth then?' :D
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  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    funny how some things deserve saving and others don't eh! pick and choose pick and choose :hmm:

    go ahead and ignore me! fill yer boots
  17. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Never been there, and tbh would never have heard of it if it wasn't for the forums generally. Fairly sure it isn't my cup of tea, but I've been living here for quite a few years and will always support establishments which are beneficial to the community.
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  18. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Do we always have to do this mate?
  19. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    In a couple of scenes in the rave community it is a genuinely legendary venue going back a good 20 years

    Plus the more recent wider forays in to jazz etc that editor has written about.

    I've only spoken to him twice but the owner is a really decent guy.
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  20. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Another example of the adversarial approach to landlord tenant relations. I'm sure there are better ways of managing things; ultimately it is all game theory.
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  21. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    not always, done it 2 maybe 3 times now, just turning the tables a little!
    that poster may have me on ignore anyway

    great shame about the 414, banging club
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  22. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Don't think there is any ulterior motive by Rushy

    Maybe I a more grumpy cos of what it is and who it is!

    Should think all the liberator and London techno crew will be up in arms, if the know yet.
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  23. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    Objection lodged.
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  24. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Please don't disrupt this thread. The 414 is important to a lot of people.
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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  27. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    On what grounds? Not being funny but remember reading on the boards that objections have to be about the proposal fitting with policy rather than expressing a preference against something happening.
    (and I'd be happy to object if given the right wording. Ta)
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  28. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Heard shit things about how this was handled from somebody that knows what they are talking about this evening.

    I was never in there because the hard hose techno thing wasn't my gig. However I was always impressed by the victims that could stagger out at any point of the clock, Monday to Sunday, any day of the year.

    I'm sad Kaff is closing. But the 414 being closed is way worse - another side of the coin that's closing The Canterbury which for me is the worst and most senseless of all. Real old parts of Brixton gone.
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  29. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    It's yet another all night venue in London lost, so many gone.

    Clubbing was a big part of my life, along with squat parties, for most of the nineties and in to the 00s.

    Even places I never went to because they weren't my bag I mourn on the wider point of the homogenisation of night life.

    It's a much wider issue than Brixton
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  30. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

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