Chats Palace is holding a fundraising ART AUCTION ON THURSDAY 31st MARCH AT V&A MUSEUM ofCHILDHOOD from 6.30pm to 10pm. All funds raised will go towards our 2011/12 creative programmes for the children and families of Homerton and East Hackney.
Chats Palace may be in one of the poorest districts in England but it boasts a richesse of internationally acclaimed and emerging artists who have already responded with huge enthusiasm. Inspired by their loyalty to Chats and belief in the organisation’s work they have donated incredibly generously and continue to do so.
In a time of recession Chats Palace’s role to inspire and engage local young people becomes more vital. Our artists are helping to provide a safe place for expression and opening new windows in the imagination and on the world.
Here’a s preview of the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting to discuss the future of Chatsworth Road and in particular the market. Please let us know if there is anything that you would like to add.
Welcome and introductions
Background to market and CRTRA
Feedback from visitors to the market
Comments and questions from the floor on the trial markets and future plans
Round-up of market discussion
A view of the high street: a neighbourhood plan for Chatsworth Road
The neighbourhood plan is a proposal by local resident Euan Mills to create a plan with a long term vision of the future for Chatsworth Road. You can find out more here: Neighbourhood plan
We expect the meeting to finish around 9pm after which the bar will be open until 11 pm.
We recommend that you check out the Summary (p7) of our original Market Survey report on this website. This will provide you with the background to our original public consultation from which came the trial markets. We will also be providing information for volunteers and potential stallholders at the end of the meeting.
Two local residents, acclaimed street photographer Colin O’Brien and award-winning travel writer Jane Eggington, have spent the last year documenting Chatsworth Road in print and photos. Their labour of love will be on display at Chats Palace, 8th October – 27th November. Find out more about the exhibition.
If you want to read more about the street, and find out a little of its history, there’s a great article here:
Your chance to shape the Association and to take the market campaign forwards
Calling all market supporters! If you want a new Chatsworth Road market to become reality join us on October 13th and consider volunteering to form a new Market Committee or to help run the Association.
We need enthusiastic people to stick their hands up and form a new Market Committee dedicated to pushing the market proposals forward. Continue reading →