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N.I.A.M.O.S Radical Art & Music Cultural Centre We want to re-develop a historically and culturally significant building into a community arts wellbeing space. Archive the musical history of 'last landmark venue left in this forgotten community. Jewel in the Crown of musical eras, originally Playhouse theatre 1902, BBC in 1960's, re-opened by Nina Simone in 1991 NIA. With your help we can create a venue for this generation 'paying homage to the place where scenes were born raised and nurtured' autonomous D-I-Y theatre space run by real people showcasing real experience, in real times connecting our lives through, events, and celebrations; 'a shared living room to connect in community life; The funding is for the equipment to get set-up and operate for 6 months to develop our business plan Stage 1: Crowdfunding to set-up a co-operative, exhibition/ events space with a micro-bakery/ brewtap. Developing a community kitchen and shared table. Designing studios for music art and health.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
OUR VISION unified - d-i-y - collective - economical - purposeful - creative -spiritual Operated by The workers co-operative n.i.a.m.o.s, The Playhouse is a large, fully-accessible, purpose-built theatre. Our venue is deeply rooted in the community and will serve as the hub of cultural life, where people come to experience and participate in a quality programme of work, with performances, productions and classes by local people. We recognise the need for Hulme to diversify, regenerate, to become a dynamic local economy and have a thriving cultural scene. We vote with our feet and choose the places we want to live' Solidarity Membership (£10pm £100 p.a) 'If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But to join us then let us work together' All users of the space will need to be members and help build services that are responsive, relevant, and accountable to our community. (Membership anything you can give will make a difference and that we can offer you)
Steps to get it done:
Hulme the story of demolition, the worst housing scheme in Europe, but yet birth place of cultural madchester a legacy Manchester has marketed globally. 'Hulme is where the heart of this city is, rebuilt, re-imagined, and reborn, weaved in our social fabric, the once Iconic social spaces of a generation RINO - PSV- JUNCTION- KITCHEN - HACIENDA – FACTORY 'every band in the city had done time there and can only be traced through the memories of the attendees'. Now 30 years on 'Hulme may not set the pulses racing but it is a testiment to the virtues of the ordinary' Urbanist If change happen anywhere it will happen in Hulme We stand on the threshold of a revolution to awaken a lost community creative spirit and give a collective contribution. Social Spaces we develop, design, support, protect, build, and care about locally nationally internationally or virtually, culturally are at the heart Together we can archive the music and help birth the next generation of creative mancunians!
About the space
Manchester City Council