The High Street Heist comes to Southwark
This summer, high streets across the UK are welcoming a new name to previously unused shop units. The somewhereto_ campaign re:store (the high street heist) is bringing together two of the UK’s most underused resources – young people and retail space – to empower and support them to take over disused shop spaces and showcase their talents, ideas, enterprise and ambition both to their local community and the whole country.
The campaign kicks off on Thursday 18th July at East Street in Southwark, one of the five shop locations currently hosting the new young residences.
somewhereto_ re:store gives young people the opportunity to put their creative instincts to the test, connect with their communities and breathe new life into the high street by using a space that would otherwise be vacant.
They are inviting local residents, community groups and local businesses to go along to support the project and see how to get involved.
If you or your business would like to find out more about this campaign or any future projects please get in contact with the somewhereto_ team. (team [at] somewhereto.com)
somewhereto_is funded by a £7m injection from the Big Lottery Fund’s BIG Fund, granted in December 2012 to support a UK-wide expansion over the subsequent four years. This should open up thousands more spaces, engage hundreds of thousands of young people, introduce a recognition of the skills and training gained by the young people involved and support youth enterprise across the country.
To find out more about somewhereto_, please visit our site www.somewhereto.com