Frome Old Loos To Become An Art Cafe?
A bid by locals in Somerset to create an art cafe from a disused public toilet by sharing the cost online has received the backing from the presenter of Grand Designs Kevin McCloud.
The Loop De Loop project in Frome is raising £11,000 through Spacehive.com a crowd funding website where the cost of community projects is met through online contributions.
51 people have so far pledged their money including Kevin McCloud, Experian and Frome residents.
They hope to convert the old blue toilet block in central Frome into four micro-galleries and a local food kiosk plus repair a unique heritage glass block artwork containing industrial artefacts.
It's hoped that the micro gallery will also display the work of other local artists.