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Passing Clouds is a community music venue and arts centre that has been at the heart of Dalston’s multicultural arts movement for the last 10 years. Now, like so many other community-oriented spaces across the country, this beloved music venue is under threat from property developers. 

Passing Clouds’ building on Richmond Road was secretly sold to property developers Landhold Developments who originally told the community that they had no intention of developing the property and would let Passing Clouds stay. Following months of negotiations and legal wranglings, Landhold finally seized the building in August 2016 and have boarded up this once vibrant, colourful and thriving music venue. 

Passing Clouds is now petitioning Meg Hillier MP and Hackney Council to ensure the lifelong protecting of this vital community asset by approving our application to register our beloved home as an Asset of Community Value, and issue Article 4 Directions which would protect other venues and bars in the area from being closed down. The music and arts community has made and continues to make such a valuable and important contribution to both the culture and economy of the country and we need our creative spaces to be protected by those with the power to do so.   

This is not just about Passing Clouds. Hundreds of music venues, pubs and community centres all over the UK are being ejected from the areas they helped to nurture and being replaced by over-priced luxury flats that are contributing to Britain’s alarming housing crisis. We are urging Landhold Developments to seize this opportunity to become the first property developer in history to be actively benevolent in supporting the creativity and vibrancy that London is renowned for. 

By signing this petition and helping to protect Passing Clouds, you will be helping us win an historical victory on behalf of the arts against the corporate behemoth that threatens to destroy our industry, our livelihoods, and the heart and soul of the UK’s vibrant and diverse culture. 


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