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Iconic Camden celeb pub reopens
Hawley Arms
The Hawley Arms was ravaged by fire back in February

Camden's famous celebrity hang out The Hawley Arms has finally opened its doors eight months after fire ravaged the pub earlier this year.

A host of new acts including The Brute Chorus, who are signed to the watering hole's own record label, performed for the first of three parties at the newly-refurbished venue.

It burnt down after a blaze hit Camden Town on 9 February.

Amy Winehouse and Razorlight often frequent the hipster bar.

Guests were invited to the party via an invitation on the social networking site Facebook.

Hotly tipped singer Rosie Oddie, Opera House, and The Brute Chorus frontman James Steel stepped up to play short acoustic sets.

During Steel's gig he performed his band's tracks Send Me A Message and Love Chains.

The singer also paid tribute to the pub as he declared: "It's very nice to be in the The Hawley Arms again." As he wrapped up his set he added: "Long live The Hawley Arms."

Earlier this summer, Drew McConnell's band Helsinki and Johnny Borrell played a gig at Dingwalls to raise funds to rebuild the famous pub.

Over the next two nights Ed Harcourt, Captain Black and Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell are expected to perform.

The Hawley Arms will officially open its doors to the public on 31 October.

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