Hackney venue EartH is calling for support for its later license application to Hackney Council.

The venue has until Friday, 16th July to collect letters in support of their application to give to Hackney Council. “If you’re a local resident, business or have a strong link to Hackney, it would mean the world to us if you could take five minutes to write one,” the venue’s owners said.

In the venue’s application, the owners are requesting an extra two hours trading on Friday and Saturday nights, from 2am to 4am, which they say will be critical to the financial viability of the space as it emerges out of an extended period of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“As a social enterprise our mission is to present some of the best artists from around the world, but also to be a platform for new local artists coming up and a hub for music education in the borough,” a note shared by the venue’s owners said. “We are determined that these imperatives do not fall away and extra hours of trading will help us to secure this important work.”

In order to be valid, the owners say, letters must be relevant to the Licensing Objectives: Prevention of Crime and Disorder; Prevention of Public Nuisance; Public Safety; and Protection of Children From Harm.

Find out more about EartH via the venue’s website.

Read DJ Mag’s piece on how the reopening of clubs from 19th July might play out here.