When was the last time you went out dancing? Or went out to a club? Chances are it was a while ago, unless you’ve wanted to relive your uni days and have ended up in a certain carpeted club in Clapham… go ahead, no judgement here. There’s no denying that the club scene in London has been declining over the last few years and the next to go is Proud after seventeen glorious years at Camden Stables Market location.
Starting in the hey-day of clubs, the 90s, Proud became synonymous with Camden when CEO Alex Proud opened his first art gallery in the town which quickly became a popular drinking haunt for the likes of Liam Gallagher, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse. After moving to a site within Camden Stables Market in 2001 it then settled in the 200-year-old former horse hospital at Camden Stables Market in 2006.
Since then they’ve had performances from the likes of Florence & The Machine, Sting, Jarvis Cocker, Coldplay and it was the location of Ed Sheeran’s first ever live performance. So why is it closing when it’s got such a loyal following and hosted such great performers? Because, as Alex Proud explains, there’ll be two new Prouds opening soon. Proud Embankment, under Waterloo Bridge and a brand new Proud on Camden High Street.
It’s a sad time for Camden, but as they say when one door closes, another opens, or in this case, two.
Proud Camden will close its doors on the 4th March 2018.