Bished nightclub set to reopen with party ‘in honour of Ibish’

PUBLISHED: 12:42 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 08 October 2018

Messages and floral tributes to nightclub owner, Ibish Peri at Bished. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Messages and floral tributes to nightclub owner, Ibish Peri at Bished. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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The nightclub owned by Ibish Peri will reopen this weekend and staff want people to come along and ‘celebrate his life’.

Ibish opened circus-themed bar Bished in August in the former home of Rocco’s in Prince of Wales Road.

Despite his passing, with the blessing of the Peri family, Bished will be bringing back Playground on Saturday which is one of the events he created.

The funfair event, which was first launched at Mercy, includes confetti, inflatable drops, live performances, pyrotechnics and more.

Ibish Peri with his mum, Dawn. Photo: Richard SmeeIbish Peri with his mum, Dawn. Photo: Richard Smee

There will also be an east coast to west coast theme with tracks from The Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur.

Zhyar Said, social media manager at Bished, said: “We’ve been doing Playground at Bished and we are bringing it back on Saturday in honour of Ibish as we’re pretty sure Ibish would have wanted it to carry on.

“He is the sort of person who would want the party to continue.

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“All the staff have spent a lot of time together at the club since it happened as many didn’t want to be at home.

“We’ve become closer and all have a really strong goal of making Bished even better.

“Ibish took nightlife to a whole different level.

New Bished bar in Prince of Wales Road Picture: Neil PerryNew Bished bar in Prince of Wales Road Picture: Neil Perry

“It would be great for people who haven’t made it to Bished for the memorial or vigil as it’s another chance for people to come down and celebrate his life.”

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On Sunday, hundreds attended a vigil outside the club to remember him and his mother Dawn Peri urged people not to keep quiet about their mental health.

Following the vigil, people were invited to Flaunt, one of Mr Peri’s other clubs, to raise a glass in his memory.


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