Stage 5, MArch
The Tea Dance Emporium encourages social permeability amongst the community to address loneliness. The Chatham Intra Tales, inspired by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, informed the proposals through the characters’ stories. Tea Dances are hosted for all generations whilst other interests are supported – florist, gardening, book clubs, film nights, yoga, community groups etc. The railway acted as a divide along the high street but now physical permeability through the arches re-establishes the two sections.