With all the changes in the last couple of weeks at Hamilton House we, The Canteen, would like to make our feelings of the situation known.
We love being part of the HH community and have always and will continue to support Coexist, being the organisation that manages Hamilton House so creatively, and are working behind the scenes to make this the reality, but we are not prepared to be used as a political football by any third party during this uncomfortable and difficult time for all. Instead we would like to focus on possible solutions to keep Coexist at the forefront of what happens within this space. For years now we have provided a space for Coexist to use for art exhibitions and this week we were asked for the current one to be taken down by our landlords, C&C. We would like to suggest taking advantage of the availability of that space to offer it as a place for public debate, that is positive and solution focused, about the future of Hamilton House.
We are very much looking forward to the Hamilton House open day later this month, where we can’t wait to begin celebrating the vibrant, creative community we have here and show off all that has been achieved in the last 10 years, and to help to find a way for this community hub to stay at the heart of the thriving Stokes Croft community.