Sneak Peek: City Arts at 11-13 Hockley

Date published: 19 Oct 2014

Posted by: Joe Pick

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The dust is starting to settle (literally and metaphorically) following our move to the Creative Quarter. There’s still a bit of work left to do, but the space is improving by the hour.

Here’s a sneak peek of the building’s four floors and an explanation of what we plan to do with them (click the images for a closer look):


The basement

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All our stuff (there’s a lot of it!) will be pushed back and stored against the walls leaving a space for artists or community group to explore idea, collaborate on creative projects and rehearse.


The ground floor

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When this is cleared up it will give us the opportunity to show work in progress and host pop-up events, workshops and exhibitions. Throughout the year we will use the shop window to showcase our favourite work. You’ll see puppets, paintings, video, carnival costumes, art by older people, art by younger people, maybe even some of your own work. Keep stopping by to find out what we’re up to.


The first floor

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Our offices, where we plan projects that help people young people, old people, people with mental health issues, people affected by poverty and other vulnerable groups unleash their creativity. We also reply to emails in here.


The second floor

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The top floor will be a space for discussion, reflection, and thinking about art and creative practice. It will provide a space for artists & cultural researchers to meet, collaborate and work from.