Chatham Neighbourhood PostCard Project

Cabinet of Curiosity Studio a local visual art, design & architecture partnership have designed a postcard unique to the Luton area of Chatham that asks local residents to share what they love about their neighbourhood. The postcard features the architecture of the railway arches that marks the gateway to the Luton district and Chatham; magpies that connect to the geographical location through street names, pub signs and the birds themselves that are a common sight in this town; and a design that draws upon vintage postcards.

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Magpie Centre and Community Cafe Opens !

The former Magpie Tavern has undergone a £500,000 conversion and been transformed into a hub for everyone in the Arches Local area of the town.
Even the beer garden has been transformed – it is now a vegetable patch where produce is grown to be used in the centre’s cafe.
Spurred by a £300,000 grant from the Diocese of Rochester, which bought the pub building from the brewery in 2011, the project was led by neighbouring St Paul’s with All Saints’ Church.

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