Camden protest to call for iconic gay, lesbian and transgender venue to reopen

Protesters after the pub shut in April (Picture: Dieter Perry)

Protesters after the pub shut in April (Picture: Dieter Perry) - Credit: Archant

A Haloween protest is being held outside an iconic gay, lesbian and transgender venue which shut suddenly in April.

Protesters after the pub shut in April (Picture: Dieter Perry)

Protesters after the pub shut in April (Picture: Dieter Perry) - Credit: Archant

Protesters will be outside the former Black Cap pub in Camden High Street on Saturday.

It will mark six months since the venue, once known as the Palladium of Drag, closed.

Camden LGBT Forum director Nigel Harris said: “This marks a bold new stage in our campaign to get the Black Cap back where it belongs – open for business, serving our community.

“And when better to celebrate this home of the freaky and fabulous than Halloween?”


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The protest will start at 1pm, which supporters urged to show up wearing Halloween costumes.

It had been expected that the former pub would become a restaurant, but last month owner Kicking Horse Ltd put it back on the market.

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Action group #WeAreTheBlackCat is trying to pull together a community bid for the Black Cap.

More than 8,200 people have signed a petition calling for the venue to reopen.

The lobby group holds regular vigils outside the venue calling for it to reopen.

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