28 August 2020
This may look like quite an ordinary door, but, we hope that very soon this unassuming door will become a familiar sight to many of you (maybe after a little TLC). After almost two years without a premises, we have just taken on a new space for Rebel Reads! You may remember that a couple of weeks ago we ran a survey on the potential to take up a space at the Marina Commercial Park. The results of this survey were overwhelmingly positive and so we are happy to announce that our new home will be at the Marina Commercial Park! With huge thanks to our new neighbours My Goodness for helping us find and secure this space.
This new building will allow us to re-open our bookshop, along with facilitating meetings, workshops, screenings, music events and so much more! It’s a large space with room outside to enjoy a coffee, read your new books or chat to fellow Rebel Readers, but, as has become so important, this space also facilitates safe operation under Covid-19 restrictions. There is ample room for social distancing while the space is running as a shop, and our first priority is to get ourselves trained up on all necessary safety procedures, and to establish a safe and sustainable means of operating. This means that we will be taking our time with setting up the new space and making plans for opening to the public and for inviting people to public events. Our first priority is to be able to do this in a manner that is safe for everyone.
As we make plans for our re-opening and re-organising around this new space, we will be looking for help and engagement from our community, so we have a form below which we would love you to fill out, if you are interested in getting involved with organising this new space.
This is a volunteer interest form, which asks would you be willing to volunteer, and in what capacity (help in the physical space, help with social media or admin, help with online platforms, help with safety procedures). We also ask you to note any specific skills you may have to lend. But, we are happy with any and all help you can offer, Rebel Reads is for everybody so we want you all to feel very welcome in whatever capacity you wish. This form is more focused on the immediate future, with an aim to get you involved as soon as you would like as we get set up with our new space. We will hold a meeting for new volunteers via Zoom or another online platform so we can all get to know each other while adhering to Covid guidelines, and we can get to know each other and plan things out.Please fill out the volunteer form, if interested, here: https://forms.gle/e17iw1myhKjoiDedA
Outside of this form, we are always keen to hear from our community of members and supporters so please don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or at any of our social media accounts, linked below.
Thank you for your continued support of Rebel Reads. We are all very excited for the next chapter of this project, and we hope you are too.