You may have noticed that in this week’s Time Out magazine, there’s a piece announcing the go-ahead of the much-maligned Death Row Dinners pop-up. The announcement of the immersive restaurant experience in Hoxton Square whose food is based around the most common last meals of Death Row prisoners caused such a Twitter furore that they had to release a statement saying they were considering cancelling. But then they told us that they definitely were going ahead and released a statement to the public justifying the restaurant’s existence on the basis of claims like ‘All over the world there are attractions that have the potential to offend… The London Dungeon. Art exhibitions. TV shows’.
So we sent our magazine to the printers. And then two days later, the organiser changed his mind and cancelled the event anyway. According to him, he received so many threats of violence that he was worried about the event’s security. Is it true? Is he just a human flip flop? We have no idea. All we know is that it’s not happening and that we’re very sorry to have printed something inaccurate (even if it was accurate on the basis of information given to us at the time of going to press). Now could we all just pretend that this whole thing never happened? Ta.
Find out more at deathrowdinners.club.