Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Riding the wave

Some things I've seen recently that are good:

Image: Dan Thompson
An article on the BBC website showing just how good social projects in empty shops can be, featuring wise words from Dan Thompson, leader of the Empty Shops Network and Workshop 1a.

Image: Piccadilly Community Centre
A temporary Community Centre in Piccadilly, seemingly turning an empty office into a community centre, but all is not what it seems. The community centre is running until July 30th with loads of free classes and activities every day. Take a look at the website to book a place or just pop in to see what it's all about.

Image:  Folly for a Flyover & Assemble CIC
A pop-up space that is literally popping up- that which was empty is now full. Making use of an unused space underneath a flyover in Hackney, Folly for a Flyover is hosting loads of interesting things throughout July.


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

What might be happening?

Here are a few of the things that could be taking place at the Common Academy of Art in August:

'I Can't Draw' Drawing Class

Pin-Hole Cameras: Make, Expose, Develop

Tie-Dye Tea-Party

Quick and Easy Mono-Printing

Life Drawing: for beginners and beyond

Youth Drama Workshop

Film Nights: feature films, local film making talent and unusual surprises

Flavour-Tripping Cocktail Bar

Magical Puppet Theatre + Worskshop

... and? Got any ideas? You don't need to have done it before, the project is all about making opportunities and we welcome anyone and everyone.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Floor Plan

I popped over to Workshop 1a last week and took a few measurements. Here is a plan of the space. It's pretty big. They have 50 chairs and lots of trestle tables. So many possibilities...

The garden is also rather spacious (it extends beyond the edges of the square suggested in the plan).