The Exchange Creative Community

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The Exchange Creative Community came together to take action against the bad reputation and negative news stories about the area and provide inspiration to others. Taking over a former shop unit in the West End, residents and community members set a new tone for the area.

Proving that more can be achieved when people work together, they soon expanded to four units and are still finding themselves packed to capacity. The group have used creativity and the arts as a means to connect with others and have embedded the five ways to wellbeing in all that they do.

An entirely volunteer-led project, The Exchange is open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm and once a month on ‘Second Saturdays’; a programme of free workshops and exhibitions developed by the community for the community. With a new studio and partnerships in development the project continues to grow and benefit the community.

“The Exchange has become a catalyst for ideas, helping people to look at the world around them and in particular Morecambe in a different light. Challenging perceptions through positive action.”

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