Meanwhile in Stoke Newington

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Meanwhile in Stoke Newington

Meanwhile in Stoke Newington

Meanwhile Space CIC By Meanwhile Space CIC

Meanwhile in Stoke Newington is a space where we want to combine the opportunity for people to try out ideas with a benefit for local people to access creative services.

Newington Idea stage

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In an area of London that has seen much economic growth, 197-199 Stoke Newington High Street sits in a neglected corner of Hackney. While the shop we use awaits development and long term purpose Meanwhile Space want to share skills through workshops and create a friendly hub where people can express themselves through creative outlets.

Already working with the social entrepreneurs, East London Furniture, the space will be used as a multi functional space not only teaching carpentry skills but using reclaimed materials and selling interesting products.

We want to do more. We want to get more interesting people involved but subsidising their workshop offers to get more local people learning new skills. We want to link with existing organisations to give them a high street presence as well as having a positive influence on the existing businesses in our area.

Meanwhile Space feel that by offering something new to a high street you can increase foot fall and vibrancy to that area.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create an exciting space for local people to learn new skills
  • Offer space for artists to exhibit new work
  • Offer space for people to try new ideas

Why it's a great idea:

Meanwhile Space have over four years experience helping people access empty spaces to try new ideas. We have seen what happens when innovative people are given the opportunity to try an idea in front of a live audience.

We have seen empty spaces become filled with creative activity, local people grow to love their area again and real business ideas become a success.

Stoke Newington is an exciting area to make a project like this happen. We have the support of Hackney Council who have a large network of contacts through their Art in Empty Spaces project, what we need is some financial help to get the space up and running and to set up an exciting programme of innovative workshops.

Steps to get it done:

  • Promote and market the workshops to local people
  • Build a community of artists to exhibit in the space to build on a diverse offer
  • Evaluate the visitors to the space for future workshop ideas
  • Identify workshops that would work well in the space.
  • Source exciting professionals to deliver the workshops


Location Newington

About the space

Meanwhile in Stoke Newington


How will the money be spent?Total £700

Painting and decorating - £700 (100%)
Other - £0 (0%)

Costs Breakdown

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Painting and decorating

Total £700

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