Only a few days here at 195 and its clear that we seem to be attracting attention from people passing by. I guess its a mix of seeing us grinding hard in the front garden, reading our signs on the gates and quite simply not be able to walk past such a big and beautiful building without noticing it. 195 Mare street really does stand out on the main road. It has been extremely refreshing to speak with people all from different journeys. So far we have received only a positive response from the local community. Sharing ideas feels wonderful and exciting and its always fun showing people the awesome space that we now have for use. We are beginning to visualize what this place is going to evolve into.
Yesterday, the guys worked hard at removing the weeds from the front garden so stuff can be soon planted. The rooms on the top floor that had pigeon poop all over the place have been cleaned out, and we have a temporary cooking space. It was a great day with lots of hard work and many a conversation.
Some of the guys went on an epic skip trip as well yesterday!!! — some students (and maybe some other random people) threw out the entire contents of where ever it was that they lived. I’m guessing fashion/art students as we’re stocked on oil paints and over large paper. Lots of clothes, bedding and kitchen stuff was thrown out as well as random food stuff—- yaaay bean protein!!! We’ve now got enough stuff to start our own free shop, so we’re gonna have to start sorting out the stuff and building an area for these things.
Some of the boys have been working on connecting our water today – so we can have flushing toilets. Good times.
On Wednesday we’ll be having an Open day — so if anyone wants to come down and help clean up the building and set up spaces for different workshops please come down from 10am. We’ll be working all day as a team till around 5.30pm.. Hopefully we’ll be able to skip some food and make some dinner and relax a little before we open up a meeting. If you would like to voice your ideas, make a proposals and genreally get involved in running the social center come to the open meeting at 7pm to share with us.
We would love to see you there.
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