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Join the protest to bring back The Black Cap

Posted at 2:15 pm, April 16, 2015 in News
The Black Cap

Earlier this week we shared the sad news that Camden’s iconic LGBTQ pub The Black Cap had unexpectedly shut downThe closure came as a serious blow to fans of the pub, which has played a massive role in London’s queer culture for over 50 years and was even awarded ‘Asset of Community Value’ status from Camden Council just last month. But The Black Cap community aren’t taking the news lying down – they’re planning a protest outside the pub this Saturday from 1pm to 5pm. It’s being organised by a new collective called We Are The Black Cap, who are asking people to come down dressed in their ‘finery and fabulosity’.The organisers said: ‘The protest on Saturday is to express our anger at the unceremonious closer of such an amazing venue, to remain visible in the eyes of the public and the owners, and to mobilise the community surrounding The Black Cap to fight for its survival.’

Following the closure of The Joiners Arms in Hackney last year and with the Royal Vauxhall Tavern under threat, the organisers want to fight against the closure of London’s LGBTQ venues. The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is also getting involved with the fight and has announced today that it has applied to English Heritage to make the venue a listed building.

Follow We Are The Black Cap on Twitter at @weareblackcap and find out more details of the event here.

Find out how you can help save London’s venues.

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