Community creativity on the menu

Now that the Hill Station building is open (though still another phase of building work to come), and now that the cafe is up and running successfully, our attention is turning to the ‘what else?’ The Hill Station has always been seen as much more than a cafe. It’s about creating a space that is really accessible and attractive for anyone to walk in, to meet and to use it in ways that will help Telegraph Hill be a sustainable community, for example:

I was really chuffed to see nearly 60 people turn up to the meeting about the Bold Vision Common Growth project, which aims to liberate underused spaces to create abundance, including food that can be cooked or sold in the Hill Station.

Stephen Carrick-Davies is working on a plan for regular days that the Hill Station will be used for events, debates, music-making, book groups, food sharing, or whatever you want to do.

Patricio Forrester is curating the art space, which changes regularly, and invites your proposals. (Next up from October 17th is my own display of photography from a memorial walk, where I was thinking about the Leysdown Tragedy when 9 sea scouts drowned off the Isle of Sheppey. Hope you don’t mind the plug. If you want your own Hill Station event or exhibition plugged here, feel free to ask us or to become an editor.)

If you’ve been involved in making the Hill Station, then I’ll probably see you at the celebration party on Friday 15th Oct. I think it promises to be a creative encounter…

Bridget McKenzie