Charnel House
Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

More than just a 'goth shop' as well as the band merch, clothing and accessories it will have a photo studio, band practice area, courtyard

by Tim Smith in Ipswich, England, United Kingdom

  • Charnel House currently occupies 2-4 Norwich Road in Ipswich. I have so far spent five weeks getting it ready. It currently has the first two parts ready. I was on target to build it into what I had in mind, unfortunately my backer decided to pull out leaving me with half a shop, a deposit to pay, legal fees and get the rest of the premises ready. It currently has a range of alternative jewellery and accessories, mainly Alchemy. It has a range of licensed band merchandise as well as punk clothing, goth clothing, industrial clothing and other alternative styles.

  • All current fixtures, fittings and stock are owned by me, nothing is on sale or return. I have started using the band practice area (first floor of annex) I just need to finish sound proofing and improve p.a.

  • The area for the goth clothing and corset fitting should be finished this week. If I can then look to have a part-time shop assistant I can start work on the courtyard clearing and installing tables, chairs and put vending machines in ground floor of annex so drinks can be enjoyed in an alternative venue.

  •  Finally the basement area can be started, this will include a photo shoot area with access to a green screen. The majority of the area will then be set up with sofa's, comfy chairs, coffee tables giving a lounge feel. There will be board games available, and occasional film showings on a big screen (not a TV) films will be for example the original Nosferatu, Hammer etc. I will get all this done, with your help it will be a lot quicker to develop, meaning I can offer a few opportunities of employment. Giving alternative people in Ipswich and beyond not just somewhere to purchase things but a meeting place for like minded people, the chance to maybe join a band who practice there, model for photographers using the facilities and for photographers to be able to find models as well as use the facilities.


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