Folded Space

The Cultural Assembly has a new, independent pop up event space for the people of Southend, Essex.

In collaboration with ReSpace and the Victoria Shopping Centre, the space is one of the few creative independent spaces offering new creative, cultural experiences, fostering diversity, understanding and creative collaboration in Southend. 

The Cultural Assembly do things differently, in a bid to help revitalise Southend’s Victoria Shopping Centre and the High Street, the pop up event space is an audience led venue, named by the people and where events are programmed by the people, for the people, offering a programme of experiences and events driven by The Cultural Assembly.

Folded Space is located at: 3 Chichester Road, Southend on Sea, SS1 2JP

Creatives can:

The Community can:

Business can:

Start ups can also hire the space on a daily bases to test their new products

Kwesi Johnson, Creative Director of The Cultural Assembly says:

‘We want the community to unleash their creative genius  so they can feel proud of our high street again.  The future of the high street and shopping centres is not in retail alone.  We directly engage with the public by creating visceral experiences that are in non-traditional spaces.  Our new event pop up space creates more reasons for people to want to come into town, which in turn improves the local economy’.

(Working Art: The dancefloor in the space was created by Bristol based artist ‘Paris’, he created stage sets for Coldplay and our tour of Rotations)

This exciting project, emphasises the importance of developing a space where so many interesting and talented creatives from the local area and across the UK can showcase their work together. It acts as a creative hub and open space to share ideas, promoting the aims of the Cultural Assembly.  

Gee Sinha, Director of ReSpace states:

‘It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of a breakthrough project like this and to be working amongst such a strong collective of creatives. It’s an opportunity to spearhead a sustainable creative movement in Southend in the intimacy of a self-determined space where creatives and the public collaborate together’.

If you’d like to find out more, or feel you have something to contribute to the space, get in touch with us below or find out what’s been happening

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