Some good news from the Edge has dropped into my inbox.Â Having secured a ten-year lease for their premises they’ve now secured funding for a big refurb:
The wonderful SITA trust have blessed us with the resources to install a new heating system, disabled loos, insulation and a new kitchen! Â This will be stage one of our ongoing plans to develop the place as the (informal) venue for experimental arts in the city and operate year-round.
There’s good news and bad(-ish) news: the bad(-ish) news is that public activity will be suspended until late summer while things are sorted out.Â The good news is that they’d like people to help out with, in their words:
mainly smashing stuff and chucking it away/recycling, quite therapeutic, actually
So if you’d like to get involved drop them a line.
There are still a few events happening at the Edge in the meantime – the Strange Ways Cheapside Show is there until 12 July and there are some talks on 25 July which I’ll blog about later.