Arts centre to hold fundraising meeting

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A Sheffield arts centre is to hold its latest fundraising meeting as it attempts to raise enough cash to buy the buildings it uses.

The facilities currently used by Bank Street Arts are due to be sold at the end of this year - with officials aiming to buy the site.

According to the independent organisation, if they do not find the money to do so, the buildings are likely to be converted into student flats.

The centre consists of 24 studios and offices, along with gallery spaces, a cafe and a shared Jewellery cooperative and Workshop.

Organisers from the self-funded arts centre are inviting members of the public to come forward with ideas and people are invited to attend the centre’s next coffee morning at 11am on April 16.

A spokesman said: “We’re continuing our fundraising campaign in order to raise enough money to buy our buildings by the end of 2015 but we can’t do it alone, we need your help.

“We need your time and support so if you have a great fundraising idea, or want to hold an event at BSA, please get in touch with or alternatively drop in at our next coffee morning to chat to us.”

The centre has also published details of its latest exhibitions and events.

Between April 8 and May 2, Maureen Cooper will be showcasing a retrospective of work inspired by the National Forest area of Leicestershire and Derbyshire..

On Friday, April 10, experimental composer Joseph Kudirka will be performing music.

On April 16, from 6pm, the centre will host a free public debate involving guest speakers to address the question of how the value of arts and culture can be expressed.

Places for the debate are limited so anyone wishing to attend needs to email to book.

On April 18, the centre plays host to Saturday Live, an evening for local performance artists.