London’s alternative screen culture is constantly under threat. One of our favourite underground venues has launched a Kickstarter campaign to save their space. We copy here their notice in full. Read & then donate. Rewards await, but only if we get The Horse Hospital saved!
By RADIANT CIRCUS
Dear Friends of The Horse Hospital, First of all we wanted to share with you the fantastic news that once again the Horse Hospital Asset of Community Value nomination has been successful! We are truly grateful for all your help and endless support, this will really assist our ongoing struggle to keep the building operating. We are also very happy to announce that we have just had a very encouraging meeting with Camden Arts officer and a Culture at Risk officer from the Mayors office who have amazingly issued a letter of full support which has been sent to the landlord. This is all great news, and whilst this is an important recognition of the building's local importance and community value and sends a strong message to the landlords, legally it doesn't stop them from making a rent rise, so we are still working hard to secure the future of the Horse Hospital and our surveyor and lawyers are in full negotiations as we speak to fight for a fair rent and secure lease. Which is why today, we are excited to launch our KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN to raise £5000 in the next 30 days, to help us keep the program going until the end of the year and face our upcoming legal fees. Please take a moment to read about the campaign, spread the word and participate! We are forever grateful for your support, together we are a force to be reckoned with, and we will not cease in our efforts to keep this building open for everyone to enjoy. With warm wishes, The Horse Hospital Team > DONATE HERE.
THE HORSE HOSPITAL
The Horse Hospital is one of RADIANT CIRCUS’ favourite underground venues and one we never fail to recommend when folk are looking for alternative places to catch a film or two. It’s a for hire space, so the scheduling varies throughout the year but we love the ongoing Nova Nights led by Billy Chainsaw and the Miskatonic Institute For Horror Studies’ semesters of unmissable talks.
On another occasion, seeing Jane Giles, a former programmer at London’s Scala Cinema, discuss her new book about the legendary venue before screening THE EATING, DRINKING, SHITTING & PISSING FILM (d. Kurt Kren, 1967) was a real 16mm treat… believe us.
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