New 120-capacity venue to open in east London

There’s a new 120-capacity venue opening 9th March in Hackney, east London. The intimate two-level space, from the team behind former Hackney Wick spot Shapes, has been dubbed The Glove That Fits.

The venue’s primary event space is located in the basement and boasts a d&b audiotechnik soundsystem for the 80-cap room. Upstairs, there is a smaller bar and cafe. Programming will range from club nights to spoken-word events and radio broadcasts.

Dimensions Festival will be co-hosting the opening night event, an EP release show for the multi-talented beatmaker Kerem Akdag.

“We don’t believe ‘bigger is better,’ said operations manager Dyllan Zain. “Some of best events we’ve experienced have been the most intimate. There is a unique sense of connectivity between artist, audience and environment. At its core, it’s a free space where people can hang out and listen to sounds DJs don’t normally get to play. It’s an artist-led programme which provides Hackney and the surrounding area with a platform for experimentation—in whatever form it takes. The curiously weird and wonderful are welcome here.”

For those looking for larger rooms, a “Crystal Ball” arena is in the works for Stratford, east London soon enough. Broadwick Live are also set to open a new 3000-capacity venue in March.

The Glove That Fits’ teaser video can be viewed below:

TGTF: March

We are delighted to present March residents at Hackney's newest sweet spot The Glove that Fits. Endless waves of talent rolling through the month. Interactive installs, rhythmic chugs, and deep melodic soundscapes – provided by heads from far and wide. All brought to you within the calming confines of our sonic womb.We kick off on the 9th of March with Dimensions Recordings: Kerem Akdag LP Launch, followed by our first official 'Gloves OFF' featuring residents Chuggy, Henry and a very special guest. Watch this space for evolutions…

Posted by The Glove That Fits on Thursday, February 15, 2018

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