Corona Virus Update: Centre remains closed but our activities continue

We thank all of the South Square supporters for their patience whilst we work our way through the government guidelines to look at how we might be able to reopen the galleries and community spaces safely.

In the meantime we hope you get involved in our programme of heritage and wellbeing activities online. We are also running a variety of creative heritage activities remotely. Please get in touch via email on info@southsquarecentre.co.uk if you would like a remote activity kit posting to you. 

Whilst the centre is experiencing these challenging times, there are ways that you can support us remotely. All donations are gratefully received and will go towards sustaining the centre through this difficult period. 

Plenty At The Square will be reopening on Friday & Saturdays starting from 10th & 11th July from 11am – 3pm as a takeaway food hub serving a reduced food menu including coffees, cakes, quiches and deli items such as jams and pickles. Orders can be sent via Facebook & Instagram or via phone on (01274) 832752.

Keep an eye out for announcements about the menu on Facebook. 

The Unit 9 Gallery will be open during cafe opening hours to visit June Russell’s new exhibition. We ask you to respect that there is limited capacity in the gallery space. If you would like to arrange to see the exhibition by appointment please contact June Russell

Oral History Project

  • Would you like to preserve the experiences of older generations?
  • Are you a good listener?
  • Do you enjoy hearing unique stories from everyday people?
  • Would you like to improve your communication skills?

 South Square Centre is starting a new oral history project.

 We’ll be looking for volunteers to be trained and to conduct recorded oral history interviews with individuals who lived in Thornton in past generations. If you have a little spare time to connect with someone over the phone or in person. We’d like to hear from you.

 We’ll be offering two afternoon training sessions in September (via Zoom Online Conferencing Software) in which you’ll learn interview techniques including; purpose of oral histories, ethics, and using recording equipment. We hope to conduct a training session in person at a later date, for those who might not be comfortable using zoom. Please contact us if you are interested in either of the above.

Email: a.withers@southsquarecentre.co.uk or leave a message at 01274834747