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Friday, May 27, 2005

Creative Quarter

Last night the Creative Foundation held its AGM, after which a selection of Creative Quarter buildings were open to view, with art exhibitions, a buffet and some information about the work of the Foundation both last year and in the year ahead. Of particular note was the Wedge, which is now almost completely refurbished. This formerly derelict building is now a shining beacon at the top of Tontine Street, which can only enhance the whole area. Also on view was the new florists in the Old High Street, with a magnificent window display.

The exhibition of the Foundation's work included the work on renovating the old glassworks as an art campus, and proposals to redevelop the old Tontine Street Post Office as further creative workspace, including a large expanse of glass which is set to transform the front of the building.

If the Wedge is anything to go by, the future is most certainly looking up for this run-down part of town, thanks to Roger De Haan's vision (and wallet), and the inspiration of the growing local artisan community.

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