Read the Guardian article...
and on Sky
21 February 2009...
Creating opportunities for Artists in vacant high street locations.
Creators; Karen Hilliard and Jon Martin
with support and funding from Stroud District and Dursley Town Council.
To provide Artists spaces to show sell and raise their profile
To aid regeneration, encouraging new business by providing a positive attractive setting. Encouraging positive growth for the area.
For many years the decline of Dursley, my local town, has given the local population plenty to feel unhappy about. Dursley never quite recovered from the last recession and has limped badly into this current one. It has suffered from bad planning, losing much of its good architecture, to be replaced with ugly banality. An increasing number of businesses have folded and the chamber of trade ceased to exist in October 08 due to lack of interest.
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