The aim of our Bandstand Amphitheatre project, which includes The Oval Pavilion, is to regenerate the 130-year-old sunken amphitheatre and bring the local community together through events and other social activities. The plans include the construction of an improved pavilion to include a community cafe that offers training and employment opportunities, and a multi-purpose community space to be used by local people.
The GRASS Cliftonville CIC project team intends to build on the existing programme of events that currently take place by engaging with local community partners and service providers. Building the community event programme and diversifying the services on offer is key as this will help to ensure financial stability of the site.
- The iconic bandstand & lawns will become a focal point for local people and visitors to this stretch of the coast.
- The project will create genuine opportunities for people from the surrounding area to enhance their skills or education through community based activities.
- By offering a welcoming space where people can meet and socialise, the bandstand & lawns will create stronger bonds between residents, building resilience and cohesion within the community.