Research to assess need for a centre for young people in Newbridge

Funding for study approved

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Research to assess need for a centre for young people in Newbridge

Peter Hussey of Crooked House Theatre

A study is to be carried out in Newbridge to assess the need for a centre for young people in the town. 

In a post on Facebook, Peter Hussey of Crooked House Theatre said funding has been received funding from County Kildare Leader Partnership to conduct the research study.

"This centre would be a place where young people can make theatre, music, film and art, and also where they can learn, be creative, and start small enterprises. It would be a multi-purpose centre, ideally shared by a number of organisations who work directly with young people. It will aim to have an alcohol-free nite-club, a band rehearsal and gig space, and rooms for workshops, meetings, and art," he said.

"We have engaged a team of top-level researchers called Communique International to conduct the feasibility study. They will interview young people in the area to find out what young people would like. Communique Intl will also communicate with statuary and other agencies (such as Kildare CountyCouncil, KWETB, etc) to see if we can get public support for this project. And they will assess properties around the town as sites for this potential centre."

He said the first stage would involved the researchers meeting with a group of young people in Kildare Youth Theatre in a workshop-style meeting on Monday, October 29 (Bank Holiday) from 4.30pm to 7pm.

See Peter's full post below.