Hackney Council has announced that it intends to develop several publicly-owned sites around Arcola, creating a new ‘Dalston Quarter’. They are running a public consultation, which closes this Sunday, to determine the principles which should guide the development.
This is an unprecedented opportunity to help shape the future of Dalston, and to secure a place for arts and culture for many years to come. Will you take 5-10 minutes to champion the difference it makes to have organisations like Arcola in the centre of Dalston?
One of the proposed development sites was previously the home of our pop-up Arcola Tent, where we staged dozens of shows from 2011 to 2014. Now it provides vital space for rehearsals, community workshops, research and development, a clean energy incubator and more.
You can help us to secure and extend Arcola’s future by emphasising the value of our work – to you, and as a legacy for future generations in the Dalston Quarter.