Madness at Earl’s Court 2010. Photo Nick Pickles © Anglo Management
STOP THE DEMOLITION!
The world’s favourite exhibition centres are threatened with demolition along with 760 homes on the neighbouring West Kensington and Gibbs Green council estates. We won’t be bullied into demolition. We’ve launched High Court proceedings to stop the local Councils granting permission.
Earl’s Court is a creative, economic powerhouse whose loss would damage trade and cost the Treasury £billions. We shall save our homes. Now, you can help us save the exhibition centres. If you love Earl’s Court, if it’s part of your life, your memories, and your livelihood, act now!
“The Association of Event Organisers is urging the Government and in particular the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to ‘call-in’ the planning application involving the proposed demolition of Earls Court Exhibition Centre. [...] The demolition of Earl’s Court would substantially contract the exhibition and events industry, reduce the number of tourists visiting London after the Olympics and Paralympics elevated the city’s stature in front of a global audience and destroy jobs, wreck businesses, and rob us of our heritage.“
SIGN UP FOR THE SAVE EARL’S COURT CAMPAIGN SET UP BY THE AEO HERE.
You can also check out our webpost announcing the launch of the Save Earl’s Court campaign here.
Artwork by Duggie Fields - http://duggiefields.wordpress.com/
EARL’S COURT LINKS
For a complete history on the venues, check out “Earl’s Court and Olympia: From Buffalo Bill to The ‘Brits’” by John Glanfield
British Pathe’s archive of Earl’s Court shows
David Bowie sings Ziggy Stardust for the 1978 Homecoming Tour at Earl’s Court
London Boat Show Wikipedia article
Halien’s Virtual Tour of the 2000 London Boat Show at Earl’s Court
The British Military Tournament at Earl’s Court
FIRST SAVE EARL’S COURT LETTER TO THE AUTHORITIES