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As a Director of a community interest company called 0282, I set up a partnership with Lancashire County Council and Burnley Library to transform one of their rooms to be used to provide arts, culture and wellbeing to people locally.

We were successful in an Arts Council England grant to run activity, including a monthly exhibition by local artists, screening international cinema, running workshops as well as having a place for people to sell or trade art they had made, books they had written or to meet other like-minded people.

We also ran events in partnership with other organisations in Lancashire, including Burnley Literature Festival and Sick of being Normal, a punk retrospective. Additionally we started a zine library and had a monthly podcast with thousands of listeners.

More info available here.