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A brand new venue from the team behind The Glove That Fits has opened up in east London, Gloves Off.
The new “open-air offering” opened for the first time on Saturday, May 6, just next door to its sister venue The Glove That Fits in Hackney. The space is also set up by one of the co-founders of east London venue FOLD.
Gloves Off offers free entry, and is said to be both “musically and physically” connected to The Glove That Fits providing a space for “outdoor sanctuary”.
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“As summer blooms, we introduce a bright new chapter for The Glove That Fits, as our new open air venue ‘Gloves Off’ launches this week,” the venue’s team posted on Instagram last weekend.
The official launch went ahead over the weekend with a takeover from London queer party Anal House Meltdown, trialling the venue’s brand new Funktion-One soundsystem.
On top of its continued programme throughout summer focusing on ambient, downtempo, and experimental music, the open-air space will also offer food and cocktails with an “expanded menu”.
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“Gloves Off will feature an expanded drinks menu with unique cocktails, natural wine and alcohol-free options + food pop-ups from rotating local vendors ranging from Japanese BBQ to Modern Neapolitan Pizza,” the venue added.
“Rest your head every week, catch up with connections new and old, and bask in sounds from local crews and selectors.”
Gloves Off will open each Saturday from 12:PM to 11:PM, Sundays from 12:PM to 10:PM, and 5:PM until late on Wednesdays to Fridays. Find out more about it here.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins