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Let’s bring more fun to the heart of town
A MAJOR new project to make Great Malvern town centre more vibrant and attractive to youngsters and visitors is being launched.
Pulse Great Malvern aims to bring exciting and surprising events to the heart of the town and encourage talented people to perform.
Its manifesto promises “art in unexpected places, sculptors in shops, theatre in gardens, paintings on pavements, poets in cafés, flash mobs in our streets, choirs in our courtyards and so much more”.
On board are the district and town councils, Great Malvern Association of Traders and High Street Malvern, and they want to hear from anyone else who wants to become involved.
Anna Brook of Iapetus Galleryandthe traders’ association said: “It’s very much focused on bringing the community into the town centre.
We’re currently missing some very important people, such as young families and the next generation in general. We want people to really feel that it’s their town, that they really feel part of it.
“Harnessing local talents and local venues, we will build a programme of events in expected and unexpected venues. We will create new events, build on existing ones and shout about them all, concentrating our efforts on bringing people into the town centre itself.”
The project will use the £10,000 Portas Project money the town was awarded to create a framework for Pulse, and publicise and supportit.
Ms Brook said: “It will grow slowly at first, but I hope that by the summer we will be having events on every weekend. The success of Pulse Great Malvern relies on enthusiasm, an open mind, teamwork and involvement from volunteers, venues and sponsors. We want the community to be involved in bringing the pulse back to the hearts of our town.”
The Pulse website pulsegreatmalvern.co.uk which will contain details of events and of ways for people to become involved was due to go live today (Friday).
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIGH STREET GROUP
HIGH Street Malvern is holding an open event next Saturday, March 23, to showcase its activities and attract new members.
Volunteers will be at the Upper Bar of Malvern Theatres from noon to 4pm to tell people about the group and how it can help.
High Street Malvern, which also promotes the town centre, was formed after in January 2007.
It is a limited company and is now officially recognised by the Charity Commission.
It is supports two major initiatives in the town: Route to the Hills and Pulse.
Chairman Ray Roberts said: “Local support is sought for current and future events. Perhaps you may be interested in helping or have a skill that could be useful.
If so we will be interested to hear from you, so please come and talk to us informally. You will be made very welcome.”
To find out more, visit hsm2007.org.uk.