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Trade - often copied, never equalled
Celebrating 25 years of after-hours clubbing in Islington

Friday 16 October 2015 - Saturday 16 January 2016

Venue: Islington Museum
Admission: Free
Opening times: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am-5pm (closed Weds & Suns)

‘Trade’ exhibition - celebrating 25 years since the opening of this iconic gay club night in Islington in 1990. 

Founded by Laurence Malice, Trade became both highly successful and influential not only on the London gay scene but also on the Dance Music scene.  Advertised as 'the original all-night bender', it operated from 4am until 1pm on Sundays and was located at the renowned Islington venue, Turnmills, on Clerkenwell Road. Trade also held events around the UK and the world, as well as making appearances on TV.

Trade ended its regular Sunday slot in October 2002 but often returned to Turnmills for one off events until it finally closed its doors in 2008.  Trade has continued to 'party' at other venues around London, most recently at Egg on York Way, Islington.

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