Goodbye a while….

To our wonderful community,

It is with great sadness that we must announce that as of Monday 22nd September 2014, MelloMello CIC closes it’s doors and ceases to trade from it’s Slater Street home.

Despite our best efforts we have been unable to meet the huge increase in business rates imposed on us two years ago, and have battled the financial difficulties that several burglaries and the ever-evolving fabric of the city centre have incurred. We are deeply saddened to be closing our doors, but also truly proud of what has been achieved within these walls.

MelloMello began life in 2007 as a completely volunteer-led organisation, in a derelict space, and has grown organically through the hard work of it’s staff and the community into a catalytic creative hub, a grassroots cultural monument, and a welcoming and warm environment, brimming and buzzing with energy, passion, art, music, dance, comedy, food, drink, laughter and love.

We thank our amazing staff, for everything they do, their talents and eccentricities, the wonderful support network they have built up, and the welcoming environment they provide. We thank every single creative individual who has walked through our doors and given us beautiful, raucous and thought-provoking art and performances. And we thank you, the community of Liverpool, for whom we endeavoured to provide such a place, for your fantastic support, the contribution of your own creativity and many wonderful characters over the years. You have all helped to create something truly unique.

As for the future…… watch this space.

With all our love, MelloMello

xxx

BUILDING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS :

Since becoming incorporated as a Community Interest Company MelloMello has never stopped evolving its offering and commitment to grassroots arts in Liverpool, with its aim to create a welcoming and stimulating creative hub firmly achieved. Now, in 2014, MelloMello prepares for its most exciting evolution to date: moving premises!

MelloStock II was the first in a series of high profile fundraising events between July and the end of 2014. MelloMello are raising funds to secure a new base of operations to move into in early 2015 as well as, more importantly, curating these large scale events in order to celebrate the past seven years MelloMello have spent since its inception on Slater Street in order to give the building the send off it deserves.

The building was purchased by new landlords earlier this year who have their own plans for the premises but with whom MelloMello have been working with closely and amicably in order to achieve a smooth transition, allowing MelloMello to see out their lease until the end of 2014. MelloMello will not be commenting on the future use of the building or its new owners. Whilst we have been unable to secure our building, despite some incredible fundraising over the past two years, MelloMello has and will continue to use funds from our previous campaign to grow and sustain the business’ focus on its community based artistic endeavours.

We hope that our customers and supporters will join us in getting behind our big move and the exciting prospects for our continued growth and development it presents. We are very much looking forward to taking everything we’ve learnt to a new premises and hope to have some big news very soon. MelloMello has no further comment regarding our potential future premises at the moment as we focus our efforts on making the last 6 months on Slater Street as joyous, memorable and celebratory as possible. All announcements will be made through the usual channels as well as our own Facebook (mellomellocafe), Twitter (@mellomellocafe) and our website (mellomello.co.uk), so stay tuned.

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