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Shunt, the night the music died

Posted in caught by juliobesq on November 17, 2009

Shunt, Saturday 14th November 2009

For the last three years under the arches at London Bridge Station, Shunt Theatre have been hosting an incredible repertoire of performance and art, and at the weekend the sort of parties where you felt you were in a film. It was a privilege to show my work there, and better still, to dance into the early hours.

The construction of the Shard of Glass has forced them to shut the doors on our beloved lounge, and on Saturday those who cared came to party and say goodbye.  There were tears, bagpipes and fireworks. As Roots Manuva rang out in the final minutes of the lounge the mic was handed to an audience member who toasted our love, the Djs spun ‘Too Drunk To Fuck’ and it was over.

The lounge may be gone but Shunt continue with their play ‘Money’ and will return with a new venue.

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