A new space in Haslingden

We had an exciting day as we’ve managed to sign a 3-month lease on a pop-up centre right in the heart of Haslingden – 69 Deardengate! It’s the little shop squeezed between Impressions mens hairdressers and the Quick Save convenience store! It once used to be part of Haslingden’s National Westminster bank. 

There’s lots to be done before we can move in…and with the month of Ramadan about to start we’ve decided not to open up until later in the summer. But from June onwards we’ll be cleaning, painting and furnishing the premises in readiness. 

The idea is to be a community space where people can meet, hold classes and workshops, and have small exhibitions. It’s not a large space by any means, and so the focus will be on providing a room and sessions for women from the South Asian communities. Arry Nessa is coordinating the project with support from Horse + Bamboo; if anyone wants to know more then please contact us on 01706 220241 or bob@horseandbamboo.org. Watch this space…!