The High Street Heist: Campaign to fill empty high streets with young talent
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There’s barely a high street in the entire country that you can walk down without passing an empty, abandoned shop. Whether it was a Woolworths, GAME or HMV, there are derelict gaps in the lines of our increasingly less profitable high streets. These spaces lie unused, unwanted, but bristling with potential. All of that free space is practically begging to be used. Somewhereto_re:store, a big Lottery-funded campaign, is spending the next six weeks using these spaces, filling them with another of the country’s least utilised resources – youth. Young people across the country are being asked to fill unused shops with their ideas and ambitions; musicians, dancers, artists and young entrepreneurs will all be displaying their talent in spaces that would otherwise lie empty.
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