Turning ex Woolies Stores into Creative Spaces

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(Pic by Guardian)

Thanks to Sound Sense for information re the government’s plans to make it easier to access ex Woolies stores and transform them into temporary community centres.

Check this out! :

“Chorley plan to set up a semi-permanent exhibition because of how popular turning empty shops into craft exhibitions, informal learning, and summer music workshops have proved.”

£3 million pounds worth of grants will enable those with creative ideas to use the vacated spaces for artistic means. I think this is an excellent idea and I would be very interested to see the developments. The communities department also invite you to follow them on twitter – interesting…

How sad for Woolies to close one year from their hundredth anniversary! I used to buy pick and mix from there.



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