Camden protest to call for iconic gay, lesbian and transgender venue to reopen
- Credit: Archant
A Haloween protest is being held outside an iconic gay, lesbian and transgender venue which shut suddenly in April.
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?”
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Pubs and restaurants look forward to 'normality' of indoors on May 17
- 2 Lane closure scrapped after high pollution readings double
- 3 Falling stonework narrowly misses outdoor diners at Crouch End cafe
- 4 'Auto-destruction' in a train shed: how the Roundhouse made Camden cool
- 5 Haringey Council leader ousted by rival in Labour group vote
- 6 Owner mourns Highgate station’s beloved black cat
- 7 Hampstead man jailed for pub 'revenge attack' on Jewish Tory barrister
- 8 'I want to make a difference': new leader for Haringey Council
- 9 You have to laugh – mental health and the role of comedy in our lives
- 10 Obituary: 'Striking and beautiful' north London mother Mary Collins
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.