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fabric announces book project celebrating the club's 25 year history

The book will be published by White Rabbit Books, and invites the public to share memorable stories, photos, archive flyers and other snippets

  • 17 July 2023
fabric announces book project celebrating the club's 25 year history

To celebrate the club's 25 birthday, fabric London has announced it is creating a one-of-a-kind book project documenting the venue's history from its beginnings to the present day.

The book will be published by White Rabbit Books - an avant-garde publisher dedicated to publishing forward-thinking books and authors in music and surrounding literature, including rarities such as signed copies and high-specification limited editions.

The book mainly contains words from music journalist and writer Joe Muggs. It begins with the club’s opening on October 29, 1999 in Farringdon by its founders Keith Reilly and Cameron Leslie, and finishes in the present day.

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The club are asking for members of the public to be as involved with the book as they have been with the venue during the course of its two-and-a-half decade long journey.

“Ever since we opened in 1999, you - our dancers and our community – have played such an important part in our history,” said fabric. “To mark the big occasion, we are working on a very special project with White Rabbit, and we’d love you to be part of it.”

People are invited to participate with the project by revealing memorable moments and impactful stories from fabric. The book welcomes first date stories, ones about new friendships and connections, unforgettable DJ sets, or contributors involvement in the #savefabric campaign.

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“Whether you live the fabric experience in real life and have been a regular at the club over the years" the venue and imprint said, or you experience the fabric brand from afar (through records, fabricfirst, or maybe you’ve been inspired by our lineups or artwork), we would love to receive your memories…”

Accepted material includes but is not limited to: photos, videos, oral or audio snippets, photos of merchandise, scans of archive flyers and stickers, photos of wristbands, track IDs that could soundtrack your fabric journey, and many other examples.

The deadline for submissions is August 7 2023, and participants can submit material via this form.

Tiffany Ibe is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Instagram

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