Brought to you by Shapes Collective, the artists and DJs fighting the closure of the city's clubs, FOLD will be a performance space and studio complex. A welcome addition to east London, the venue is set to operate a 24 hour late licence. Located above a print factory on an industrial building between Canning Town and Star Lane, there will also be a no photo policy and the choice to pay for purchases with cryptocurrency at this pioneering Newham spot.
With space for 600 people on the main dancefloor and a club room under construction, as well as, five recording studios for hire, this is set to be a big one. There's a focus on progressive programming and you can expect a launch party featuring queer event organisers Homodrop and Resis’dance, alongside LGBT+ collectives like UNITI. FOLD will also accommodate a quirky membership scheme, where members can reserve personal lockers with a unique padlock.
FOLD opens on August 18th, with a 24 hour launch party. Tickets start from £10. Find it at Gillian House, Stephenson St, London, E16 4SA.