Pop Up Penzance

Pop Up Penzance

Empty shops are opportunities! This is what we thought 3 years ago when we launched Pop Up Penzance. We help landlords by using their empty shops, and enable producer/makers, culture, and community groups to have a space on the high street. Through pop ups, 8 empty shops have come back into use, 5 new businesses have launched after pop-up trials, and we have hosted theatre, art studios, exhibitions, table tennis, a film festival, children's soft play and a great array of community activities in our empty town centre spaces. These days, as well as supporting diverse pop-up activities, we also run events, and we enable grassroots creative and economic development for Penzance.

Acclaim

"Rachel and Maria's tireless work in sewing the seeds for recovery in our town centre by encouraging and facilitating start-up retailers, crafters, arts groups and community organisations  has exemplified our Rotary ethos of 'Service above Self'."

Jon Symons (President of The Rotary Club of Penzance)