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The Shop – Revisited

Here’s a post from Emily Alexander, who’s recently joined the team to manage the development of the Old Fire Station shop concept:

Having been tasked with turning the current shell that opens up onto Gloucester Green into an inviting, innovative and affordable outlet for emerging creative talent, high quality artwork and crafted objects, I have to say I’m excited at the prospect. Over the next few months I’ll be working away to creating something new and individual for Oxford city centre.  I ‘ll be sourcing some of the best designer/makers and artists from Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas, figuring out the processes and logistics, as well as the key task of how the shop will integrate into the rest of the Old Fire Station. Lots of questions, lots of ideas and definitely lots of potential! If you have any thoughts, suggestions or comments, I’d be delighted to hear from you. You can get in touch at shop@oldfirestation.org.uk.


One comment on “The Shop – Revisited

  1. Tony Buchanan
    May 21, 2011

    As a member of the OFS Project Board representing the service user community it is fundementally important to remember the ethos of what Crisis is all about, though equally the shop has to pay it’s way so the important aspect is getting a balance between the ethos of Crisis and generating interest from the general public. This most important part of this is not to alienate the core service user group whilst making it appealing to the general public. The prime position of the arts shop should work well, in that the OFS Social Cafe should draw in potential custom to the arts shop but that’s where the layout of the art and the goods for sale needs to attract both set of custom. Good luck.

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