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Labour MP for Dudley North

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Austin: brighten up the town by using empty shops to showcase art

Dudley MP Ian Austin is backing calls to turn empty shop units into arts spaces.

Dudley MP Ian Austin is backing calls to turn empty shop units into arts spaces.

Austin will visit the Forge Forward arts project across Dudley Town Centre on Friday.

Forge Forward’s Artspace project aims to showcase talented artists from the community in vacant shop units in Churchill Shopping Centre and Birdcage Walk.

Austin has been invited to come and see the project’s work this Friday at 11:30am, 4 Birdcage Walk, Dudley, DY2 7AE.

Ian Austin MP says:

“Like anyone else who grew up in Dudley, I remember when the town had all the major stores and was packed with shoppers.

“Local people get in touch with me all the time to tell me they want more shops and a town centre to feel proud of again.

“We need new ideas to bring new trade and visitors to Dudley. I’d like to see the castle opened up with concerts and plays bringing thousands of people to the town, but in the meantime we could brighten the place up by using empty shops to give talented local artists a place to show off their work.”

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