Community Asset Transfer complete!

South Square’s community asset transfer is now complete! Securing the future of the art galleries, community and workshop spaces as well as café, framers, and bar for the next 99 years. We also provide a safe and publicly accessible home for Thornton Antiquarian Societies local history archive; as well as studio spaces for 14 charities & local artists.

South Square Centre has been successful with its application to National Lottery Heritage Fund to undertake a capital refurbishment of Grade II workers cottages as well as a three year programme of heritage activities. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players there will be an exciting activity programme of events, traineeships, workshops and exhibitions.

Essential building repairs will include replacing the roof, introducing insulation and heating, repairing historic stone-work and 99 windows. 

We encourage those interested in getting involved and volunteering as part of the arts, community, heritage and conservation activities to get in touch.

Friends of South Square

This scheme enables new members to support the centre and offers reduced hire rates and an opportunity to exhibit.

You do not have to be an artist to become a friend of South Square, and your support will help us provide community exhibitions, events and workshops alongside our contemporary arts programme.

Information on how to become a friend of the square can be found here.