Central Hall in Southampton and St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich have confirmed to Campaign Against Antisemitism that they have cancelled the bookings for shows by modern-day antisemitic hate preacher, David Icke, on 27th and 30th April 2018.
Campaign Against Antisemitism contacted them and other venues in the UK where Mr Icke is scheduled to perform in November this year and April next year.
Some venues have not yet cancelled their planned events with Mr Icke, including The Caves in Edinburgh on 13th November 2017, The Troxy in London on 15th November 2017, Athena in Leicester on 20th April 2018 and Komedia in Bath on 24th April 2018. Their contact details are below, should members of the public wish to politely add their voices to calls for the shows to be cancelled.
We alerted the venues that Mr Icke uses social media, his books and his stage performances to incite hatred towards Jewish people by repeating centuries-old libels, as well as conspiracy myths that were used by Nazi Germany to justify the Holocaust.
We explained that Mr Icke’s repertoire includes conspiracy myths and tropes classified as antisemitic in the International Definition of Antisemitism, adopted by the British Government, including: “making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions” and “accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.”
Mr Icke is also listed to appear at “Top Secret” locations in Manchester on 17th November 2017, Southport/Liverpool on 14th April 2018 and Sheffield on 17th April 2018.
Campaign Against Antisemitism thanks the management at Central Hall and St Andrew’s Hall for taking a principled stand and cancelling the bookings. We trust that the other venues will follow their example and lead.
We also commend and thank North West Friends of Israel for successfully intervening to get events with Mr Icke cancelled at the Lowry Hotel in Salford, Sheffield City Hall and the Gladstone Theatre in Wirral.
The venues that have not yet decided to cancel Mr Icke’s shows are:
13th November 2017
The Caves, 8-10 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh EH1 1NS
Telephone: 0131 510 1122
15th November 2017
The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX
Telephone: 020 7790 9000
20th April 2018
Athena, Queen Street, Leicester LE1 1QD
Telephone: 0116 262 6556
24th April 2018
Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath BA1 1EP
Telephone: 0122 548 9070