N.I.A.M.O.S from passion we create purpose and potential Radical Arts & Music Cultural Centre A venue for this generation 'paying homage to the places where scenes were born raised and nurtured' an autonomous D-I-Y theatre space run by real people showcasing real experiences, in real times Improving the quality of our lives through shared interactions, events, and celebrations; 'a shared living room to connect in community life; A co-operatively run exhibition, arts and events space with a micro bakery and brewery, living cafe, treatment rooms, music studios and community kitchen. We want to re-develop a historically and culturally significant building into a community based arts wellbeing space and archive the musical history of 'last landmark venue left in this forgotten community the Jewel in the Crown' Originally the Playhouse theatre 1902 later a BBC studio and re-opened by Nina Simone in 1991 the NIA (purpose)
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Why it's a great idea:
Hulme the story of demolition, once the worst housing scheme in europe, a concrete wasteland and birth of cultural Madchester Now its a new story, 'Hulme may not set the pulses racing but it is a testiment to the virtues of the ordinary' a concrete city suburb, the university, new builds, development. Manchester a global cultural city built on Music, Technology Ideas and investment that have guided construction and use over time. Surely Hulme is testiment to where the heart is, rebuilt, re-imagined, and reborn weaved in our social fabric, the Iconic social spaces of a generation. RINO - PSV- JUNCTION- THE KITCHEN - HACIENDA -- FACTORY 'every band in the city had done time there and can only be traced through the memories of the attendees' John Robb We vote with our feet and choose the places we want to live n.i.a.m.o.s striving to bring culture back, to the community, archive the music and birth the next generation of creative manchester 'We didn't make money, we made history'
Steps to get it done:
unified - d-i-y - collective - economical - purposeful - creative -spiritual Operated by The workers co-operative n.i.a.m.o.s, a company limited by guarantee with a voluntary board of management.The Playhouse is a large, fully-accessible, purpose-built theatre with a main auditorium seating up to 250 in a variety of flexible styles and a standing capacity of 500 (stalls). The vision is that its deeply rooted in the community and will serve as the hub of cultural life for everyone within the area as a thriving arts venue,, where people come to experience and participate in a quality programme of work, in the building and through participation and outreach activities. recognised the need for Hulme to diversify, regenerate,to embrace tourism a diverse dynamic local economy where cultural expression deservedly takes its rightful place at the heart of hulme cultural life with performances, productions and classes curated by local people.. A social space #InSearchoftheSocial
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