Thursday, 1 October 2009
Save the Hackney Empire
Okay - so I know it's not exactly Hackney Wick - but so many of us Wickers go to the Hackney Empire - that it feels a part of the Wick somehow.
Right - so the news is that it will shut for 9 months after the year-end panto season. This will save them some money - and they should be able to open again - this time next year in a better financial position.
Please write to any influential people you know - to make sure this does actually happen. Start with our 3 councillors: Christine Boyd http://www.hackney-labour.org.uk/5c076b27-97af-78b4-0516-cb341f6369bb, Chris Kennedy http://www.hackney-labour.org.uk/620a0b40-6bc0-b644-35b5-3fb384425db2?PageId=67e1b71c-c673-c5f4-753b-3921b61df196 and Jessica Webb http://www.hackney-labour.org.uk/620a0b40-6bc0-b644-35b5-3fb384425db2?PageId=f66efe97-cc07-bd74-a923-c760106c09fd.
Then work you way up to the Prime Minister if you have to - but please get them to do or say anything to make sure that the Hackney Empire gets to re-open. Sometimes these temporary closures have a way of becoming permanent - and the more of us that keep the pressure on the decision makers - the better chance there is of making people stick to their word.
Any ideas for what we might want from a future Hackney Empire posted up here as comments - will be passed on to the board at the Hackney Empire.