After the TAAG building purchase was completed in October 2020, much of the building was stripped internally and asbestos removed. Gallery 1 has been recreated and a fundraiser exhibition organised to raise more funds for the remaining work to allow us to reopen the ground floor in the first quarter of 2021. The exhibition raised £5k before we went back into lockdown.

The building purchase was finally completed on October 20th. In total, we raised £150k to buy TAAG and carry out essential ground floor works. We are now carrying out work required to prepare the building for users, and to assess the work needed for redevelopment of the upper floors. Full reopening of the ground floor is planned for early summer 2021.

In 2020 I've been organising a crowdfunder for the TAAG Arts and Community Centre, to buy and refurbish the building. Check out the video here and our crowdfunder page here - The crowdfunder raised almost £30,000 including giftaid and direct contributions, and is now closed.