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COMMUNITY RESIST THE SALE OF GOLDERS GREEN HIPPODROME TO SHIA GROUP

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Golders-Green-Hippodrome. photo credit : 5pillarsuk.com

The application by the Centre for Islamic Enlightenment to turn a Grade II listed former music venue in North End Road popularly known as the Golders Green Hippodrome which hosted and staged performances and live concerts by several artists such as Danny La Rue and Marlene Dietrich, since the 1960’s have been trailed by hundreds of objections lodged at the Barnet council. According to Marcus Dysch of the Jewish Chronicle, over 5,000 signatures have been collected “opposing anything other than inexcusable, blatant Islamophobia.”

The Hippodrome has a lot of British cultural heritage. The 3,000 seat music venue was built in 1913. In 2007, the Golders Green Hippodrome was sold to Evangelical El-Shaddai International Christian Centre.

However, the Centre for Islamic Enlightening purchased it at an auction in July for £5.25million. Continue reading