Foundry (bar)

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The exterior of the Foundry by night
Inside the Foundry

The Foundry was a bar and venue on Great Eastern Street at the junction with Old Street in Shoreditch, London. It was owned and run by Jonathan and Tracey Moberly.[1][2] Bill Drummond, co-founder of The KLF, helped set up the Foundry.[3] It had a basement which hosted art, music and poetry events.[4] A weekly radio show, the foundry late late breakfast show, was broadcast live from the Foundry on Resonance 104.4 FM.

The bar closed down in 2010, as the building's owner intended to redevelop the whole block to include a 350-room hotel. The Foundry's manager is said to be looking to move to another location, possibly nearby.[2][needs update]

Coordinates: 51°31′34″N 0°05′00″W / 51.5262°N 0.0834°W / 51.5262; -0.0834

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  1. ^ Robin, Turner (14 June 2009). "Britain's legendary landlords". The Observer. London. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b Huntley, Victoria (30 July 2009). "Artists' bar faces the bulldozers". Hackney Gazette. p. 3. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Bill Drummond". London: Guardian News and Media Limited. 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  4. ^ "Foundry". Time Out Group Ltd. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2009-05-21.

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