Issue 333: The Other Side

  • The Other Side

    Four people standing on stage in front of a sign saying 'Save Granville'
    22 Apr 2020

    Community arts organisations are at the heart of the response to the Covid-19 crisis, but their spaces are threatened by arguments that focus on the economic value of the arts. It’s time we started measuring social value, says Zain Dada.

    Last autumn the community of South Kilburn in the London Borough of Brent packed out the Granville Centre for an evening of poetry and film organised by the Granville Community Kitchen. It included the launch screening of Granville, For Us, By Us, a new documentary by local film-maker Dhelia Snoussi, which was created as part of an intense local campaign fighting for the survival of two 100-year-old community spaces – the Granville and Carlton Centres

    The Granville Centre was built in... more

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