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Open House Weekend, September 21st/22nd 2013

 

“The Town Hall deserves to be enjoyed and we’d like to open a discussion with locals and beyond about how they can see it develop”. 

                                                                                The Limehouse Town Hall Consortium Trust

 

Dear Friends,

we are delighted to participate in Open House London 2013 and would herewith like to invite you to join us at our building for this event.

Usually not open to the public, this is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of life within our walls.

Our functioning building hosts operatic events, is home to a mix of artists and charitable organisations and runs free monthly bike maintenance workshops.

Limehouse Town Hall has stood proudly on the Commercial Road in E14 since 1879. Famed for its political past and once serving as the National Museum of Labour History, today it is far from a derelict building. Now it is looking to the future and takes part in Open House, as London’s architectural gems open up to the public for free.

The 1000 Project also launches this same weekend, an initiative to raise £1000 to improve the building and it’s services with the first £1000 funding the renovation of our front entrance. Would it not be great if we managed with the benevolence of our supporters to raise the first £1000 within one month in time for Founders Day on October 21st? The building was founded on 21st October 1878 and has been used by many people and organisations over the 135 years of its life.

We would like to enable those with an interest in the preservation of the building and its future use to visit us and meet like-minded people. We would also like to give the opportunity for those who have used the building in the past to share their stories with each other and the Trust: one of the Trust's future plans for its Living History Space is to create an archive of the everyday use of the building itself: a physical time-line will be available to add your own memories of the Town Hall or add future suggestions for its use. 

And if you are interested in the history of this building, you can get insight into the first 50 years of it’s life through a free audio walk experience available all weekend, all you have to do is just turn up! Creators ScreenDeep made a teaser video here to convey a feeling of our space.

 The Wheelers will offer free bike repair services between 11am - 3pm on the Sat 21st Sep. 

And of course, it wouldn’t be a Town Hall Open House without top quality homemade cake!

 

Donations are welcome at the building, via facebook or safely and securely through the paypal donation button below:



 

We appreciate all your support and are looking forward to welcoming you at the Limehouse Town Hall!