Coffee, tea and creativity as Marks Gate cafe relaunches

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:03 03 May 2016

Sadia Ur-Rehman during the Creative Cafe's relaunch

Sadia Ur-Rehman during the Creative Cafe's relaunch


The most imaginative place to have a cup of tea is back.

The Creative Cafe, hosted at Marks Gate Community Centre in Rose Lane, re-opened today after a long effort to raise funds was successful.

It originally ran for six months from April last year, being hailed as a triumph, and will now return for another six months.

Artist Sadia Ur-Rehman, who helps oversee the project, was present for the special fun-packed first day, which included creative tributes to Marks Gate.

She said the cafe was a place for residents to make friends, share ideas and acquire new skills and experiences.

During one activity, participants were encouraged to write a post card to tell their story.

It promised to take residents back to a time before email and mobile phones.

Also on offer was the chance to contribute to a map of Marks Gate by creating felt signs featuring the names of the area’s roads.

The Creative Cafe will run from 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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