Thurs 13 June 2019
REVOLUTION ON THE HIGH STREET
Above the paving stones….
Around the country we hear news of the death of the High Street. Around 3000 High Street banks have closed in the last 3 years. Our rebel HSCB (Hoe Street Central Bank) has reactivated one of them on a street monopolised by estate agents. Is there a sustainable future for this place we have made here in Walthamstow? Can we learn from other experiments at doing economics and culture in urban space differently? We invite some of those experimenting right now – from local wealth building, to community share offers opening up vital spaces. Are artists the best equipped to lead this?
£3 entry . Book here.
The Bank is approx 110 metres from Walthamstow Central train and tube station.
The only two road crossings you need to make along the way from station to venue are both proper pedestrial crossings with green man/red man lights and with step-free access from the pavement.
The front doors to the Bank when open at their widest provide a gap of 88cm. There are no steps or other obstacles, There is a gentle slope up from the front door into the main area which is entirely flat.
Unfortunately the venue does not have accessible toilets. Cubicles are small and accessing them requires getting through a doorway gap of 62cm. Toilet seats are 44cm, and sinks are 86cm, above ground.
We do not have central heating and as such the space can be quite cold at times. We will have blankets on hand for any visitor who wants one during their time in the bank.