We have been involved with the Shirebrook Market Shops Enlivenment project engaging the local community through pop-ups and workshops on a range of creative and distinctive ideas to create a more attractive and welcoming environment.

We are working in close collaboration with Junction Arts, a community arts charity based in Chesterfield and Zantium Studios, a creative partnership specialising in mosaic and painted murals as part of the Building Resilience Programme in the NG20 area.

Our work started on the project last year when we set up a Pop-up Market Stall where we met and spoke with the local community to gather their thoughts, ideas and stories about Shirebrook Market Place. You can read our blog on the day here.

Since then we have held school workshops in the local secondary school and completed a scoping report looking at how the market shop frontages could be improved to create an attractive and welcoming environment. We have also started to work with shop keepers to see how these improvements could be realised.

We will post more detail as the project concludes. However, please do watch this video from Junction Arts about the launch of the project in August 2019.