New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Space: do you have any spare?

Posted May 29th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Our friends at the Heritage Alliance sent us this. Can you help?

Young people crave somewhere to do the things they love – whether that’s sport or the arts, or both. But finding and accessing the space in which to do is not always easy. Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Somewhere to ( is a nationwide project to help 16-25 year olds find those crucial underused, disused or empty spaces. There are hundreds of them, from empty offices to parts of historic houses. And they are not all physical – a space might be on a website or as column inches in a magazine.

Funded by Legacy Trust UK and working with The Heritage Alliance’s London 2012 project Cultural Olympiad Discovering Places, somewhereto has already opened up 310,000 square feet of forgotten space across the UK, negotiated 2,212 matches between spaces and young people in need of them and engaged with thousands of young people.

From young freerunners, boxers and poets in 10 Downing Street to a forthcoming digital art show at the National Trust’s Tyntesfield in North Somerset, the project has limitless imagination. But it needs more space. So, if you’re a space holder, or able to access space, somewhere to_ wants to hear from you. In return you’ll be matched up with energetic, creative and dynamic young people guaranteed to breathe new life into your forgotten space. Get in touch ( if you can help.


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