Visitors to the building may have noticed there is fun and vibrant furniture around…
These upgrades mean that we now have some great added extras around the building a few examples are…more seating in public areas of the building, including new, colourful chairs in the Atrium cafe (pictured below) The bright purple pipe seating is perfect for our University of the Third Age guests and their companions and our young people to sit on between classes, creating a chance for them to get to know each other.
This new seating has turned our large empty corridor spaces into vibrant break out meeting spaces, utilising more of the space within The Old Town Hall for places to meet and connect. This is also perfect for those who attend our weekend programmes, parents, carers and young people now have a fun and comfortable areas to wait for their next class. We have already spotted young people, building partners and staff performing their own version of The Voice! New presentation boards for displaying our student’s work are now available for all to use, these are already being used as exhibition boards in our Atrium showcasing our Summer project. We are also now more prepared for future events, with more equipment for drinks receptions and meetings, which enables us to save money on event costs and funnel this into our programmes instead which makes all of us here at Wac Arts very happy! In addition, the Wac Arts team will be moving offices decked out with new furniture, ensuring there is space for our young people to come and hang out on their breaks and when they need help or advice.
‘The guests and visitors to Wac Arts are really surprised when they now walk in and see a bright and colourful reception area. Gone is the worn, dull and dingy old reception… the fun furniture; especially the extra tall, swivelling, red chair, which has been at the centre of most discussions. I have had a go on it…I am a very happy bunny.’ Marian Beard, Receptionist at Wac Arts
The new furniture, which helps us make our spaces as vibrant and fun as your young people deserve, has been generously donated by Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader. Wac Arts has proudly partnered with Bloomberg since 2015, when we were selected to participate in the company’s annual Tradebook Charity Day. In 2016, we were chosen again and in 2017, Bloomberg supported our Summer Schools programme, enabling us to provide performing arts training to young people.
Thank you to Bloomberg and we hope all our building users enjoy the upgrades.