The Old Bank Residency

  • Jessica Higham

A 12 month residency of the first Co-op Bank in Manchester, providing a village hall event space free-of-charge for charities and small businesses in the city. A responsive venue, the space went through many iterations including a communal weekly lunch spot; the city's smallest documentary cinema; and workshop space. The project garnered national attention and during lockdown pivoted to running online events and activities, to ensure a continuation of the community that had developed.