Open Eye Gallery (Online): Save Some Space: Saad Shaffi (24 Kitchen Street), Chris Torpey (Bido Lito)

Open Eye Gallery (Online): Save Some Space: Saad Shaffi (24 Kitchen Street), Chris Torpey (Bido Lito) Open Eye Gallery (Online): Save Some Space: Saad Shaffi (24 Kitchen Street), Chris Torpey (Bido Lito)


Venue: Open Eye Gallery
Dates: 13/08/2020
Times: 18:00 - 19:00


nighttime economies, nocturnal cultures and the civic fabric.
Across the country, many music venues are involved in embittered struggles between property developers and planning departments on one hand, and partygoers and DJs on the other. These spaces form a vital part of the civic fabric, offering time and space for often marginalised communities, yet they continue to be closed down in redevelopment initiatives that favour the short-term profits of unsustainable luxury housing.

Liverpool’s 24 Kitchen Street is one such space, a multi-arts venue and club surrounded by encroaching developments: on 13th August co-owner Saad Shaffi will go in conversation with Chris Torpey (Bido Lito) and Emma Warren (author of Make Some Space and Total Refreshment Centre family member) to talk about nighttime economies, nocturnal cultures and the civic fabric.

All events are streamed to twitch.tv/openeyegallery, followed by a public chat on Open Eye Gallery’s Discord chat room community. To join the Discord, follow this link and download Discord on desktop or mobile: https://discord.gg/CqqC55h

This event is part of The Time We Call Our Own, an upcoming exhibition and series of online events around nightlife, identity, and how photography shapes our sense of shared experience, led by Open Eye Gallery and supported by SEVENSTORE.