139 - 141 Stoke Newington Church Street
7.30pm Thurs 25th Jan
The Vortex Social Centre was occupied at the beginning of january and has been open for numerous and varied public events ever since.
The property developer (notorious hackney landlord richard midda) originally bought the property, threw out the old Vortex Jazz Club with the explicit intention of turning the world famous venue into a retail outlet.
Starbucks have confirmed that they are looking at opening a coffee shop on the site sometime in June although no contractts have been signed between the parties.
This leaves an opportunity to scupper Midda's plans to make a quick profit by evicting the community space.
The social centre is comitted to fighting against these plans as a means of continuing to have a radical political and cultural space on church street.