Supporting and enabling creative and diverse projects that benefit our local communities
This project engages with both the wider, diverse community of the Church Street ward and the community of Alfie’s traders. 1. A publication - an Alfie’s Almanac - that will function as a guide to the emporium and offer insight into the expertise and collecting passions of the traders. This publication will encompass a discussion of preciousness, value and special objects. 2. A local illustrator will receive a paid commission, advertised through an open call 3. A programme of public talks on the subject of ‘special objects’ to launch the Alfie's Almanac, drawing upon the community, Alfie’s traders, artists with a relationship to design, and design/heritage experts.
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Why it's a great idea:
Outreach into the local community Research and Preservation of Alfie's Antique Market history, which is itself embedded in Church Street Fosters community spirit within Alfie's itself and the eclectic expertise that it contains Drives economic benefit and deepens critical and cultural engagement for Alfie's Antique Market and the traders of Church Street. Knowledge transfer and sharing that will forge connections between antique traders and the wider Church Street Ward The Publication is a calling card, adding value and promoting the activities of Church Street far beyond the Ward
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