Sisters aiming for Cardiff community space

May 5, 2017 by  

Two sisters who live in Cardiff are hoping to transform a building in the city that used to be a factory into an entertainment space for members of the local community.

Among the former employees of the old Currans factory was the worldwide star Shirley Bassey, who held down a job there while trying to make it as a singer. Now, Sarah Valentin and Julia Harris have succeeding in raising £10,000 so that they can turn it into an entertainment venue.

Last summer, they created the Sustainable Studio, which is located in Curran Road, and they intend to use this additional financing for the development of an exhibition, workshop and theatre space on the upper floor of the building.

The sisters will be working with fashion designers and musicians and will put their latest windfall into giving the floor an upgrade, so that creative people in Cardiff have somewhere for rehearsals and performances. Speaking to Wales Online, Harris said:

“We can see its potential and it has passed its requirements but just needs that extra help so we can provide a brilliant centre for the Cardiff community.”

Once this venue is ready to open its doors, it will be able to call on the help of leaflet printers to ensure it has the materials needed to successfully promote it.