Scarlet Maguire is the first established art gallery based in King’s Cross. The location is pretty, with an attractive view of Holy Cross Church on a quiet street.
The Gallery itself is a split-level building with the walk-in gallery on the
ground floor and a downstairs space available for teaching and management committee meetings. Painted white throughout, there is a
tranquil and light feel to the building. It is a spacious place, with just one
chesterfield sofa downstairs and the gallery’s beautiful desk and chair on street level.
The gallery is host to many colourful art exhibitions and is a fantastic spot for a private view party especially on a summer’s night when it all spills out onto the tree filled street.Downstairs the gallery also has a kitchen and WC.
If Youth Parliament either gets an investor or is organically grown as it has been to date and wants to continue with 'The Founders 007', this space downstairs will temporarily become the staff area. This will be untill such time as we can hopefully extend the back of spaceshift with a seperate designer diamond shaped glass, double floor extention building. This will house the workers adequately above it at street level and can have a split purpose use. Downstairs will be a cinema & large group indoors playstation area for the local children.When this other glass extention space is built the downstairs of the art gallery will be turned into a recording studio which will make more revenue for Youth Parliament.
The gallery will be a commercial art space for Youth Parliament, with music recording, for which we hope to have the downstairs sound proofed and kitted out. One officer in turn will always be at the gallery desk upstairs. The premises are 600 sq foot.
The gallery is currently available to hire at £800 per week.
The spaceshift is an equally stylish 1,600 sq foot building next door to the gallery, which has been completely gutted, refurbished and professionally designed. This building is also split-level and shares a corridor downstairs with the Gallery. The business is named spaceshift. It is a contemporary multifunctional space available for hire. The first model of spaceshift currently markets at £700-£1,500 for an evening depending on numbers of guests and £700 to £2,000 per day £300 per hour depending on event or as has been a filming location. The business use includes. training seminars, conferences, product launches, Pop-Up retail, workshops. studio set, focus groups, exhibitions, private and corporate functions. You can see more details or indeed book the space at www.spaceshift.co.uk.
The space again has a pleasant view of the church in this quiet, cobbled,
tree-lined street in King's Cross.It is almost hard to believe it is just a 3 minute walk from the new EuroStar link at St Pancras opening in Nov 2007.
Downstairs provides another unusual light atmospheric space; two adjacent rooms, one small office which will always be used for the fundraising finance officer and one large conference/ training room: two wc's one with shower.
The ceiling of downstairs goes out into under the street so there is natural light downstairs with glass bricks in the ceiling above.
Both the Gallery’s Director and owner of both spaces has been in care herself. Youth Parliament has been in Scarlet Maguire space for seven years, since May 2000 and spaceshift since April 2004.
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