Jamie and Nick: rediscovering home
"Paintworks is a place we want to contribute to."
Tim and Holly: life in lockdown
"It still feels active here. There’s lots of chatting from doorsteps...sharing and swapping things. It's amazing how people have rallied around...pooling resources."
Mike Tate: headteacher
"When visitors arrive and see everything we’ve got, it's a 'wow' moment."
Charlotte King: The Martin Parr Foundation
"It reminds me of a cross between the The Sims and the Truman Show."
A catch up with Norma Broadbridge
“It takes me about an hour to buy a loaf of bread. Five minutes to buy the loaf of bread and the rest of the hour to talk to people.”
Jane Wynne Willson
"Friends who come to see me are always a bit amazed at how spacious it is."
"It’s not like college, with the structured desks and seating plans. It’s flexible here."
Jody Thomas: Digital Fire
"I want a massive head carved out of polystyrene."
"I have a really huge sense of pride to see what we’ve achieved with this building."
"The building has been designed to foster an atmosphere of creativity."
"It’s like living in a little city because there are always lots of different activities happening."
Karyn Williams: Senior Associate Technologist
"The building is a bit like Ronseal, it does what it says on the tin."