Unfortunately we are unable to attend this conference as it is 7 hours away and we are working but it sounds really interesting....
THE NATIONAL EMPTY SHOPS CONFERENCE
This will be a practical one-day event, where we'll
- find out what works and what doesn't, looking at projects across the UK
- look at what funding is available (we have a funding expert booked
for the day)
- have lots of chance to network and share ideas, inspiration and advice
I'll be talking about the history of the empty shops movement, and
looking at the current situation, using Coventry and their council's
work to develop a Void Space Strategy as an example. I'll talk about why
local councils should be supporting the sector, and the real benefits it
can deliver to people who live, work and invest in our towns.
We'll also hear from the London-based Space Makers who are looking at
co-working spaces, hack labs, arts spaces, social centres, community
cafes and similar uses of space - and national group Action for Market
Towns about how empty shops have a big effect on smaller towns
The Empty Shops Conference is on Monday 19th October, at the Richmond
Rooms, Stoke Abbot Road, Worthing. The event runs from 11am-4pm, and
includes a light lunch and lots of time to network.
Places are limited, so advance booking is essential. It's £10 for arts
and community groups and individuals, and £20 for larger organisations
and local authorities.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or call on 01903 526268 to reserve