195 Mare Street, New Lansdowne Club
Photo by AmyI came across this article yesterday on twitter about the building at 192 Mare Street during it’s time as a squat. A personal account from end of 09- Aug 10http://london.indymedia.org/articles/7726I was fortunate to be part of an art show ( Gatsby) that took place in this building in 2002 while it was still the New Lansdowne club it was an amazing wood panelled interior the main room had a stage at the end with a glitzy backdrop ready for bingo.
Photo by Hugo Glendinning
There is some also photos on the Hackney society website taken in 2008/09 and a history in 3d over here: http://www.newlansdowneclub3d.org.uk
If you would like to see this Hackney landmark restored and re-used please sign the Hackney Society campaign petition here…http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/newlansdowneclub/
@traxcitement do you know if the petition is still valid? Any idea what the deadlines are?It’s such a shame it doesn’t still look like it did it that interior photo
As far as I am aware it is ongoing, once signed your signature and comments should show up on the list. There are signatures there from the end of January.http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/newlansdowneclub/signatures?page=7It is grade 2* listed, but if something is not done soon it could be lost.
I took this on Saturday.
Looks like work has started!
Who’s working on it, what’s it becoming? I’m sure this has been discussed before, but I must have missed it.
It’s back on the market. Offers in excess of a million;
Can someone buy it for me please – I’ll turn the main room into a yeah! Hackney social club 🙂
Im doing an article on the history and current status of this amazing building,and i was wondering if any of you could give me some interenting details or anecdotes about this. Or even better, i would be more than happy to find someone that will like to be interviewed about the relevance of this building for Hackney.
@claratar yes, the Gatsby show I mentioned above, it was also co-curated by recent Turner Prize nominee Spartacus Chetwynd
The squatters have been kicked out: http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2013/12/16/squatters-evicted-195-mare-street