Case Studies

What We Do

Discover our unique approach to renovating community spaces and how we have been re-invigorating local towns through arts and culture.

Arcade Remade

The programme resulted in a number of transformational projects including the re-naming of the Seahorse Fish Bar, the re-branding of Meat Express and the launch of many start-up creative businesses including the Vault, Synergy Media, AmisStar Vocal Studios and Workshop, the first of their kind in Romford’s town centre. The resulting work was of such…

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THE QUADRANT

Designed and built by William Goodchild between 1934 and 1935, The Quadrant is an Art Deco shopping arcade, built in a period of Romford’s history in which the town was a significant shopping hub in the South East of England.

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Brewery Fringe

We believe that culture should be accessible to everyone regardless of income, race gender, mobility or location. The Brewery Fringe, brought culture to the doorsteps of local residents and animated a dead space with a dynamic programme of pop-up cultural activity that everyone could enjoy. It showcased local performers including Rebecca Amissah, Michelle Payne, Jelly…

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Banter

BANTER was a monthly secret pop-up comedy club funded by the Mayor of London’s High Street Fund that launched in 2015. Keen on adventure,

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Take A Walk On The Wild Side

‘Take A Walk On The Wild Side’ was a partnership project with The Brewery Shopping Centre that was designed to educate the local community about endangered and protected species

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New Town Sounds

Taking inspiration from the rich, musical heritage of Basildon, ‘New Town Sounds’ was an exciting, all day event that took place across Basildon Town Centre to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Culture Club

The project primarily focused in and around the vicinity of East Square, Basildon and acted as a testbed for future placemaking and cultural content, whilst providing a platform to local creatives as well as those from further afield. Through a series of interventions, that included indoor and outdoor cultural activity, street art, workshops, consultation, meanwhile…

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Creative People & Places

BasildON Creative People & Places is a programme funded by Arts Council England that is dedicated to getting the community choosing, creating and taking part in art experiences in Basildon. Things Made Public are the lead applicant for the BasildON Creative People & Places funding application. This means that over the next four years we…

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Colour in Romford

Funded by the GLA and in collaboration with Havering Council the first round of murals were installed in 2016, on four large-scale sites, located centrally on the main, yet neglected high street. Things Made Public turned to the local community and launched an open competition, inviting the public to create and submit the designs that…

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The Retailery

Made possible with funding from the Mayor of London High Street Fund, The Retailery was an ever evolving space that put the community first. It gave local performers and artists a platform from which to showcase their talents, residents a place to socialise and unwind whilst entrepreneurs had a safe space to build their enterprises….

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