This month Fabrica’s Young Creatives met in Mouslecoomb to visit the area and discuss possible sites for an artwork to be part of the two sites exhibition Fabrica will be producing for the OTP Project.
Mouslecoomb is a suburb of Brighton, originally built to house soldiers returning from the War. Although it is most widely known for the 1986 murder of two school girls and for being in the top 10% most deprived areas of the UK, there is a great sense of local pride and love for the area amongst the community.
In May we had a look at the Mouslecoomb and Bevendean Neighbourhood Action Plan, grown from a consultation process with the local community and outlining key priorities for the area, including health, environment, community spaces and employment. You can read the Neighbourhood Action plan here: https://tinyurl.com/y6x3u9kl . Brighton and Hove City Council Fairness Commission’s Evidence Pack also outlines in great detail the evidence behind the Neighbourhood Action Plan: https://tinyurl.com/yy9zmm7a
In May we also discussed key priorities for the project, exploring whether their work could align with some of the plan’s key objectives. This time, an in depth site visit, including a walk around the green and Wild Park, ended at the Bevvy, the local community pub, for a discussion.
It was agreed The Green felt like a central site which many in the community were likely to visit. It is well used by dog walkers, families with children and strollers and feels like a key element of the area.