One year ago I opened @home in Salisbury and took a huge leap of faith.
Last week it was unjustly closed. (Council politics, not worth mentioning, you couldn't write it!)
What is @home? @home is a place that you can visit at anytime and there will ALWAYS be something going on, interactivity, inclusion and escapism. Imagine a festival in a building. Live entertainment in the form of trapeze to comedy. Mental Health live TedTalks, under 18s events and spaces, salsa lessons, tarot readings, cocktails, coffee - we've got it all going on baby, and we're too young to die!
I have been overwhelmed with messages and have come up with a plan.
The amazing response received to @home and its closure has spurred me on to give the city one last push. I’m giving it my full attention until September to manifest something bigger and better but still keeping all the @home gems. But I can’t do it on my own, I admit now, I am not wonderwoman. (yet)
So my ideal property for @home last year was the old lloyd’s pharmacy on Blue Boar row but Mydlleton and Major laughed me out of the viewing. Wouldn’t it be amazing if I now got it? It is owned by Salisbury City Council and Annie Childs is fully aware that I have my eyes on it.
The place is HUGE and has so so much potential.
ONE PAGE A4 DOC - proposal to the estate agents of these properties, Wiltshire Council & Salisbury CC.
Lloyd’s Pharmacy - Blue Boar Row
Pizza Hut (secret ballroom included…)
The Boathouse (needs must)
REVIEWS Including, the 44 letters of support from my hearing, the petition, our reviews on facebook and Tripadvisor, the comments received after closing and anything else we think is relevant.
EXCEL spreadsheet of our proposed capital costs, projected turnover, income and expenditure for 3 years.
PINTREST BOARDS & Artist’s Impressions of what we’d like it to look like and survey responses from what Salisbury needs and wants, answered by YOU!
Because quite frankly, no one is asking and no one is doing… this could be a breed of a whole new culture amongst cities like ours, LETS MAKE HEADLINES.
CROWDFUNDER We need to raise capital, that’s obvious so Ive made a project with various rewards, shareholder, memberships, free events etc and a Depop store to buy hats, t-shirts and stickers to support the cause.