17 TORY ST Closing Celebration

Kia ora koutou, malo, talofa lava and warm greetings to you all,

17 Tory Street, formerly known as Nineteen Tory Street, will be closing its doors on the 18th of June 2017.

The Concerned Citizens Collective warmly invites our friends and whānau, comrades and accomplices, fans and supporters of 17 Tory St to a celebratory farewell on:

Sunday 11th of June
3pm – 7pm
**Keynote speakers at 5pm**

We will honour the mauri of what has lived and flourished in this streetside space over the past five years with an afternoon of storytelling, kai, warmth and plotting.

We’ll bring the food, you bring the memories and spirit that made 17 Tory St the vibrant hub that it was. There will be an open-mic for storytelling opportunities, and we are collecting photos of events and people at the space for a rolling slideshow. Please email Lucy.Wheeler@hotmail.com , or leave a comment if you have images or stories to contribute.

17 Tory Street Open Source Community Gallery grew out of the Occupy Movement of late 2011 and first opened in April 2012. The space has been more than a gallery and more than a venue; it championed community participation and was home to a countless number of events, projects and exhibitions.

There is still a strong need for accessible community spaces that nurture our radical, political and creative visions. So — though we are sad to be closing the final chapter of this beautiful community space, we are excited be forming a new, collectively run center in its wake, on Level 1 of the same building!

Watch this space as we continue our planning, and if you or your groups are interested in being a part of a new collective that will make this happen, please contact concernedcitizenscollective@gmail.com to find out more.

Thank you to all of the hands and hearts who have kept this space alive for the past 5 years!

We thank the local community of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, the land, the people, and the streets that have held and inspired us.

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