Initially funded for 6 months the NOISELAB is now due to close towards the end of May 2010. We’ve got the lease until November 2010 and we want it to
remain open full time until we have to say good–bye properly.
We’ve already had some amazing support, please sign this petition…
Added by Vic on May 17, 2010 at 10:44am —
Building on the earlier Empty Shops Workbook
, produced with support from the Meanwhile Project, the Empty Shops Network were commissioned by the MLA to produce a more detailed resource, incorporating further evidence from the past year including two MLA-funded pilot projects in empty shops. Well, here it is - the massive but very practical… Continue
Added by Dan Thompson on May 14, 2010 at 1:58pm —
Meanwhile space reopens the House of Hastings, Queens Road, to local people with big ideas. The project is being funded as part of a national campaign to reopen closed
spaces to the local people. The House of Hastings, which has remained empty
since local business Thorcraft left the site 3 years ago, has long had a
negative impact on Queens…
Added by Jessica Courtney Bennett on May 13, 2010 at 12:30pm —
This is a (slightly) spooky image of an empty shop premises in Camden, London. It's about to become the location of The People's Supermarket
, a new community owned, co-operative shop that will open in just a few weeks time. (After a year and a half planning our start-up, we signed the lease last week!) The new social enterprise is occupying a premises that has been empty for years. We are a… Continue
Added by David Barrie on May 8, 2010 at 7:30am —
Meanwhile Space are holding a series of Kick Start sessions on the 8th, 11th and 25th May focussing on meanwhile activity at the new Meanwhile Centre on Hoxton Street. Details are below and it would be great to see you there to progress your project, share your idea or find out what meanwhile use of vacant space is all about.… Continue
Added by Emily Berwyn on April 30, 2010 at 6:46pm —
What do foot-binding, female circumcision and an empty shops project in Brixton have in common? In amidst the looming 6th May elections (brought to you in collaboration with Facebook and Youtube), some trivia.
Click here to read the full… Continue
Added by Gaia Marcus on April 30, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Our History – The Butterfly Effect
The germ of the idea for the Bigger Picture Project was the proliferation of empty Continue
shops and commercial premises as the recession began to…
Added by Roy Peterson on April 26, 2010 at 10:58pm —
Meanwhile Leases get mentioned in Bates Wells and Braithwaite's Property Law Update - Spring 2010. Download your copy here.http://www.bateswells.co.uk/Updates/Detail.aspx?UpdateID=282&Location=1&ID=0
Added by Jessica Courtney Bennett on April 23, 2010 at 2:24pm —
Yippee Meanwhile Space have it's very own space!
Eddie, Emily and I are based at 251 Hoxton Street in London for a minimum of six weeks to host a living, breathing example of Meanwhile. Having exchanged a Meanwhile Lease for keys last Thursday we are now up and running and even looking forward to getting our very own sign.
We are very open to people wanting to use the space while we are here and want to get activity happening as soon as possible that benefits the community.… Continue
Added by Jessica Courtney Bennett on April 21, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Report: Heritage Pop Up Open Day 17 April 2010…
Added by Alice Kershaw on April 21, 2010 at 3:26pm —
SQW Consulting is doing some research for Meanwhile Space and the Development Trusts Association, to capture the nature and extent of ‘meanwhile use’ happening today. This will help to support a business case to Government and other partners for further investment in this Continue
Added by Jessica Courtney Bennett on April 14, 2010 at 8:46pm —
Very interesting place to see an article about the Meanwhile Lease!
Clarks Legal LLP report on their growing use.
Added by Jessica Courtney Bennett on April 12, 2010 at 12:42pm —
South London’s newest creative community gallery, opens with an exhibition of prints and paintings by Guy Beggs on 28th April 2010
Bigger Picture are delighted to announce that our first show will be an exhibition of paintings and prints by international artist and local
resident Guy Beggs this April.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to benefit the community and launch our new space with…
Added by Roy Peterson on April 11, 2010 at 6:18pm —
Well, what a day - full-on volunteer clean-up at the House of Hastings. It makes me very proud and feels like we're really getting somewhere. House of Hastings was the original shop that spurred me to think that 'meanwhile use' was a good idea - that we needed to do something to sort out shops that were in private ownership but had little or no prospect of a commercial let.
Last week we signed a meanwhile lease (3-month minimum, then rolling). Today we cleaned everything off the…
Added by Jess Steele on March 27, 2010 at 9:11pm —
THE regeneration of Scarborough's shops continues to grow after another outlet was given a new lease of life.
Added by Jessica Courtney Bennett on March 21, 2010 at 9:13am —
After many months of negotiations and hardwork we have the keys to the empty SG Smith car showroom at the top of Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, South London. SG Smith Motors has spent 3 months refurbishing the space so that we move into a shiny and clean new gallery showcase. Cant wait to see the first of many exhibits of local artists. Join our newsletter at www.biggerpicturegallery.co.uk
, the Facebook group Bigger Picture Gallery and Twitter… Continue
Added by Roy Peterson on March 20, 2010 at 9:00am —
The London New Enterprise website has been launched today - www.londonnewenterprise.co.uk. The website provides guidance for new enterprises in London, as well as a database of property listings with a focus on empty shops that will be made available on favourable terms.
London New Enterprise's press release can be found on Popupspace's Property News page. The press release gives information about the launch, the website and… Continue
Added by Popupspace.com on March 12, 2010 at 4:44pm —
Added by Jessica Courtney Bennett on March 8, 2010 at 8:15am —
WHILE the recession killed off countless businesses across the
North East, it has given a new breed of entrepreneurs the perfect
opportunity to make some quick cash, boosting their town’s image in the
process. Mieka Smiles reports.
Added by Jessica Courtney Bennett on March 7, 2010 at 8:42pm —
Campaigners have been looking to set up a store in the town since Oxfam closed in August.http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/5045234.Cash_help_for_Fairtrade_shop_in_town/
Added by Jessica Courtney Bennett on March 7, 2010 at 8:40pm —