We wanted to update our supporters with progress at the new Hubb as we have been busy since the start of the new year! Firstly we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated as part of our crowdfunding campaign, raising a fantastic £11,341 exceeding our original target! The money came from a number of individuals, as well as attendees of the Birmingham Soup event, and local businesses including Latif’s, Hush Bedrooms, La Favorita Restaurant and Kaleidoscope Imaging.
Our new space is located in a semi-basement space within the Bordesley Centre, otherwise known as the Muath Trust in Stratford Road, Sparkbrook, a historic building which was formerly a King Edwards grammar school. We are delighted with our location as it sits close to the city-centre as well as being at the edge of Sparkbrook and Balsall Heath.
So far we have been busy putting in new flooring, re-plastering the walls, carrying out electrical work including some beautiful LED uplighting, and many other works to get the space ready for the public. The good news is we are now in the final phase of work before the space can open, but as can sometimes happens with building projects, we have had a few surprises along the way which have slowed things down!
Rest assured we are working hard to make the space ready, and will be in touch with details of our launch in the very near future.
In the meantime Soul City Arts has continued working in the community, developing various projects, but some of that news will be shared in the next update. Stay tuned!
We thank you for your belief in the power of the arts to affect real, positive social impact!
The Soul City Arts Team