Some members of the team inside the centre with Harriet Cross
The former Dr Bell’s Swimming Pool on Great Junction Street in Leith, will soon be revived into the Himalayan Centre for Arts & Culture, providing a low cost, energy efficient community space for workshops, theatre productions, exhibitions and ceremonies.
While the Centre is under construction, it’s Climate Challenge Fund initiative http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainability-climate-change/climate-challenge-fund/the ‘Leith Community Climate Change Project’ is still going ahead, co-ordinated by Harriet Cross – the Engagement Officer for the Centre. When the Centre was initially bought, it was decided this project should coincide in order to create a legacy and connection between the Centre and the surrounding community, but also to widen its reach in promoting sustainability.
The project aims to inspire environmental behaviour change across Leith, and was kicked off with a flavoursome bang in May at a lively event with the voluntary organisation World Kitchen in Leith. Continue reading