ONE of Sydney’s newest gay club nights has unexpectedly announced it is leaving its Oxford St venue one day before its next party was due.

Club night Unity said it was leaving Sydney venue Eleven, on Oxford St in Darlinghurst, with immediate effect just six weeks after its launch.

Unity opened in Sydney following the club night closing in its home city of Newcastle.

On its Facebook page today, Unity said: “Hey everyone! Just letting you know that Unity no longer operates at Eleven.

“We are currently in the midst of talking to several other venues and will announce a new venue for Art of Seduction very shortly.

“Thankyou for all your support over the past 6 weeks xo.”

When the club launched in Sydney on June 7, promoters Metro Entertainment promised a night with no expectations except to “expect beyond the unexpected”.

Unity was billed as “a club built on being fun, frivolous and fabulous and all about who you really are.”

Talking to the Star Observer, Metro Entertainment’s Ashley Doran denied rumours of a dispute over payments saying there were “no dues” owed to Eleven: “That’s not the problem, it’s a business decision.”

Doran said the club’s location and odour were factors in the pullout.

Asked whether he was confident Metro’s other event, such as Art of Seduction, would reopen in other venues he said: “For sure – there’s lots of options.”

Metro Entertainment also runs the regional Shout LGBTI film festival.

The company recently sold its interest in Wollongong’s Industry nightclub, which subsequently closed down two months later.



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