Brick 'Cascade' for Community Centre
Hulme residents will visit the largest brick manufacturer in Europe to make special bricks for their new community centre.
Users of the new community centre, which is being built next to Martenscroft, will design their own glazed bricks for an artwork to cover the front wall.
"We've taken Aquarius as our theme." says local artist Tracey Sanders-Wood, who is co-ordinating the project, "because the new building will replace the Aquarius Community Centre on Boundary Lane.
"There'll be a vessel made from coloured glazed bricks with water appearing to pour down the well to form part of the footpath. The water splashes will actually be the handprints and fingerprints of local residents".
Ibstocks, the brick manufacturers, have offered space at their works for the unique bricks to be sculptured.
The project has also been sponsored by Kelloggs, Hyde's Brewery, the Post Office and a grant from North West Arts.
The centre, which is being built by The Guiness Trust, should oepn next April with a high-roofed main hall, offices, a cafe and reception area, meeting room and kitchen.
The youth club, after school club and drop-in will still be there, but Maureen and Angela at the Aquarius are keen to hear from residents about new ideas and are especially keen to hear from new residents.