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Dalston Theatre occupation

Issue No. 1990

On the roof of the theatre (Pic: Guy Smallman)

On the roof of the theatre (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Activists occupied the Dalston Theatre in Hackney, east London, last week in a bid to save the historic building from being knocked down by the council. The theatre, which used to house the legendary Four Aces reggae club, has been left derelict and uninhabitable for years by Hackney council. Other local campaigners trying to block the demolition plans won a high court judgement against the council last week. The Open Dalston group wants the area developed into facilities for the local community, rather than the high rise buildings favoured by private contractors. For more information on the campaign go to








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Sat 4 Mar 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1990
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