We had an amazing day on Thursday with a steady stream of interested folk coming through the door over the ten hours we were open.
People weren’t quite sleeping out overnight to be first though the door, but the first knock came before St Michael’s church had finished tolling 10am. We then had an unrelenting flow of visitors which eased only briefly during the afternoon. By 8pm we were being propped up by the bar and resident artists and visitors. It was a thoroughly positive day which brought some new interesting and challenging ideas, but everyone was overwhelmingly positive. So thank you to everyone from Fram and roundabouts who came with such good energy and feedback.
We hope to progress a planning application and an application for listed building consent application fairly soon; we aren’t wanting to make any significant alterations to the building (nor can we afford to!) but we want to make some changes to improve accessibility and achieve a good balance of public and private uses, including cafe, studio space, offices, exhibition and group course space, co-working and meeting rooms for community use.