Pop-Up Arts Venue Soon to Open in Truro Community

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A new home to music, theatre, and art is arising to a place of a former carpet shop. Opening next month, this secret pop-up establishment in Cornwall will start its operations next month. A haven for live music, theatre, DJs, and dance. The artist will be called Pydar Pop Up, and it will serve anything creative for the community of Truro.

The gateway to the exciting Pydar Regeneration Project site will be opening on October 1 this year. Truro-based organizations including Hall for Cornwall, City of Lights, Old Bakery Studios, Kneehigh Theatre, Rogue Theatre, alongside various community groups and organizations in Truro took the opportunity to invest in new types of collaborations to transform Hardy’s Carpet shops and warehouse at St. Clement Street into a place of art and entertainment for all people.

The site has four hectares of land area from River Allen to Pydar Street which will also include the area from the viaduct down towards the location of the Cathedral, including the viaduct car park, Carrick District Council, and other establishments including Truro Bowl.

The project is expecting to construct approximately into the city centre, including multi-general and affordable housing for workers, families, and students to meet the need of different generations when it comes to excellent accommodation. Creating new and improved links between Pydar and the city centre community is one of the key goals of the project.

Almost 500 new jobs will be generated in this project, which will also provide new homes, learning spaces and innovative work, and a variety of facilities for fun and cultural activities. The Hive, technology-concentrated, living environment, and innovative entrepreneurial learning atmosphere, will also help to develop a locally vibrant community and wider community for Cornwall as well.

The launching of the master plan and vision for the neighbourhood of the Pydar Pop Up Space is on Saturday, October 26. The event will be led by the Cornwall Council.

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