We aim to restore & promote the ‘Singers Links’ glass blocks (made with local children) and re-use this redundant but prominent building, to promote the towns’ artistic community and ethical local food. The existing disabled loo will be converted to a food kiosk & the four other cubicles into four micro-galleries. Loop de Loop Gallery will be curated and run by Creative Frome CIC. The project will run as a not-for-profit community project, with the Loop de Loop Kiosk offering local food by local food providers.
The converted building on completion
Loop de Loop Galleries
These will be available to hire on a monthly basis. Artists will create an installation which can be viewed through the reglazed door (with QR code links to further info). The building is overlooked by CCTV cameras and the police office. See details of the plan of the building & showcase sizes here. See a video here.
Loop de Loop Kiosk
Local food will be served, ideally aiming for a good mix of sandwiches, icecreams and cakes/pastries. Short term lets will be available to existing local food providers. There is potential for pop-up restaurant use and special guest Cafe events. The kiosk will have a sink, fridge (& freezer if space), power, handwash sink, counter and serving hatch. This will have A1 use class. Users will be responsible for all other equipment & leaving the kiosk clean & rubbish-free.
Small & exquisitely formed, each gallery or ‘showcase’ can be hired for a month. Gallery one will contain Singers Links information and host displays from local creative venues.
We will be looking for innovative local artists to create unique installations and Creative Frome CIC will curate the remaining galleries.
Plan of the building as proposed
Loop de Loop gallery 1 810mm wide x 1000mm deep (for other creative venues)
Loop de Loop gallery 2 1170mm wide x 800mm deep (Creative Frome CIC)
Loop de Loop gallery 3 1170mm wide x 800mm deep (Creative Frome CIC)
Loop de Loop gallery 4 1170mm wide x 800mm deep (Creative Frome CIC)
Available for hire on a monthly basis. Ideally aiming for a good mix of sandwiches, icecreams and cakes/pastries. Potential for pop-up restaurant use and special guest Cafe events. The kiosk will have a sink, fridge (& freezer if space), power & counter. Users are responsible for all other equipment & leaving the kiosk clean & rubbish-free. The food kiosk will cross-subsidise the gallery spaces in this community-led not for profit project.
See http://wegotfleas.com for ideas on likely booking requirement, inc. public liability insurance requirements.
The food kiosk at Loop de Loop Gallery
The Food Kiosk is now ready for conversion. It has a full clean bill of health, tested by Wells lab, plus Environmetal Health Officer approval. Fundraising and specification underway (Feb 2013).
We are liaising with several local food providers & a planning application is underway.