Chats Palace Hope Funders Recognise Popularity

This is an exercise from my journalism course with words by me and pics by my work-partner, Sean Sales – I really enjoyed visiting Chat’s Palace in Homerton and seeing the huge range of fun stuff that they do.

Pic: Sean Sales: Sarah McLoughlin, Director at Chats Palace hopes to organise more events for the ommunity Pic: Sean Sales: Sarah McLoughlin, Director at Chats Palace hopes to organise more events for the community

By Sharon Payne

Chat’s Palace is a community space situated in a wonderful Victorian library built in 1913. The building is used for an amazing variety of events and activities designed to appeal to all ages and interests. Manager Candy Horsbrugh, the only full time member of staff, is full of enthusiasm for the building and its role in the community since the library closed in 1976.

Despite funding difficulties the space, which took on charity status in 1981, hosts barn dancing, exhibitions, workshops, youth projects, club nights for teenagers, live music, comedy nights, darkroom hire and tuition, karate, traditional music tuition, dance classes and even a knitting group for older people that they are hoping to encourage younger people to come along to.

Candy is proud of the mix of independent and…

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