Make Away open for business
Make Away, Brighton’s only pop-up shop powered by volunteers on the Retail Ready People project, is open and ready for business in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes for one month only.
Make Away marks the first of pioneering voluntary project Retail Ready People, a FREE 12-week skills development and volunteering programme giving 16 – 25 year olds the chance to set up and run a pop-up shop in their local area.
Watch a feature on Make Away below:
Customised products - come and make your own
The Brighton volunteers have opted to give their customers a more hands-on retail experience – screen-printing their own t-shirts, bags and cards from a choice of designs by local artists who will be showcasing their work to the public.
Our Brighton team
Brighton’s #retailready team: Ashleigh Ward, Grant Killoran, Rabeen Omari, Amber Ayling, Sophie Roake, Amelia Dawson, Dan Zaver, Charlie Lockhart, Evie Martin, Esme Sarfas and Nicole Brant.
Training for the volunteers
The very first free #RetailReady People Residential for 16-25 year olds who are looking to breathe new life into empty shops in Brighton was organised and facilitated by Retail Trust and vInspired.
A surprise pop-up shop was created for the volunteers to provide inspiration and ideas on what they could offer within their empty space to benefit the local communities. See photos in our gallery and on our Flickr page.
Follow Brighton’s pop-up on Twitter @Make_Away.
3 November Pop-up shop opens
2 December Pop-up shop closes
11 / 12 December - Wrap up and celebrate!
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