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24 Hope Street reopens as community hub for local artists

24 Hope Street, Liverpool’s new artist collective, is delighted to announce the reopening of the iconic dance studio, a well-used and essential Liverpool hub for dance artists and the community.

24 Hope Street studios is now being collectively run ‘by artists for artists’.

24 Hope Street reopens as community hub for local artists

The venue’s growing programme features a new guest series of classes and labs with national and international dance makers. A 3-day summer event highlighting local practitioners, to reconnect with the Liverpool arts community is also in the pipeline.

24 Hope Street is being positioned as ‘Liverpool’s dance hub’. The iconic building, which formerly housed MDI (Merseyside Dance Initiative) is to be a meeting place for dancers, professional practice, and artist development.

There is a timetable of open classes that offer a diversity of provision including: ballet, tap and contemporary, commercial, improvisation, digital, dance for health and Parkinsons, and creative classes for the over 60s.

Mary Pearson from the artist collective at the hub, said: 

“Since opening our doors at the beginning of the year we have been overwhelmed by the positive response from the North West Dance community.

The goal is also to provide a safe and inclusive space for artists to create, collaborate and perform. The upstairs studio has quickly become a place for ideas and visions, shared practice and open labs and the objective is to maintain and grow this resource for the artists’ community.

We believe that a community of artists is a powerful force for good, and we are determined to do everything we can to foster a culture of creativity, collaboration and inclusiveness.

Help us keep its doors open – everyone is welcome!”

WATCH THE CROWDFUNDER VIDEO HERE

Those wanting to support the hub can do so via their crowdfunder here.

By making a donation, you will be supporting the hub’s voluntary efforts to keep an important resource alive and accessible to everyone.

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