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    Weʼve raised £1,335 to Develop a historic space under Carlisle Train Station into a multipurpose community arts venue called Carlisle Undercroft

    Carlisle, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 7th July 2018

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    Carlisle Undercroft - A Royally Recognised Project

    The city of Carlisle is bursting with creativity and talent. Visual artists, musicians, actors and more make up a diverse community of local artists. In stark contrast, Carlisle has few affordable and equipped venues suitable for cultural experiences.

    Kimberley Watkin and Adam Hughes are working to address this by opening Carlisle Undercroft; a versatile space in which artists and their community can explore and share enriching experiences. A space where imagination is not restricted and where collaboration is celebrated.

    It was in 2015 and 2016, whilst working with Carlisle based community arts group Dance Ahead , that Kimberley first discovered the potential of the space that is now known as Carlisle Undercroft. Since, Kimberley and Adam have worked passionately to begin transforming Carlisle Undercroft from a site of neglected historical significance into a first-class venue.

    Though we have a way to go before the project is complete we are proud of the progress we have made so far. And you can support out journey by helping us hit and exceed our JustGiving target.

    The space in 2018, before renovation - Photo taken by Paul Childs from the Railway Heritage Trust

    We are raising a total of £150,000 from a range of sources so that we can, through local contractors, carry out essential improvements to the space and transform it into a home for community art.

    Carlisle Undercroft once renovated - supplied by 2030 Architects.

    Royal Appointment

    Kimberley and Adam's work has been recognised nationally in the form of an invite to the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We are very proud of this honour and will dedicate the first of our 'Buy-A Brick' bricks to the couple, whose names will be engraved and displayed on the venue's wall of thanks.

    By donating £50 or more to our project you can claim your spot on the wall with your very own personalised brick, which will sit alongside royal company forever, in our unique venue.

    To receive regular updates regarding our project and our preparations for the Royal Wedding please like our Facebook page.

    Thank you :)



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    • Eileen Clark

      Eileen Clark

      Jul 6, 2018

      Looks like a fabulous venue


    • Hazel Dobson

      Hazel Dobson

      Jul 2, 2018

      Good luck i hope you achieve your goal.


    • Ledia Dailani

      Ledia Dailani

      Jun 17, 2018

      Sorry it took me soo long to donate!


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    • Lynn Barlow

      Lynn Barlow

      May 27, 2018

      I had no idea this was going on, it will be fanatstic.Wishing you loads of success


    • ailsa smith

      ailsa smith

      May 26, 2018

      So looking forward to this!!! Love Ailsa


    • Mitch Ralley

      Mitch Ralley

      May 26, 2018

      Good luck with this exciting project!

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    Kimberley Watkin

    Kimberley Watkin

    Carlisle, UK

    We are so passionate about Carlisle Undercroft and providing a unique, versatile and historic venue for many different events which can be celebrated in the hub of Carlisle - Carlisle train station. Please donate to our page and help us to create this exciting multipurpose venue.

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