Liverpool pop-up launch April 19

Three fledgling businesses are set to celebrate their big opening night in Northumberland Arcade from 6-9pm on Thursday April 19 at the launch of the Liverpool Pop Up program.

Made: Here, Green Fix and Street University were awarded short-term leases in the arcade for peppercorn rents in order to get their business ideas off the ground.

The launch will include music, food trucks, art and craft workshops, an illustration battle between local artists and more.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said the Liverpool Pop Up program was a great way to enliven the City Centre.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer a great start to these three local businesses,” Mayor Waller said.

“These shops stood vacant before the Liverpool Pop Up program and we’re keen to see how these businesses develop and bring people in to the arcade.”

Maya Brasnovic runs Made: Here, which will feature locally made art, handmade gifts and stationery as well as hosting exhibitions and launch events open to the general public, promoting local creatives and independent artists.

“As a local artist and designer I have always had an interest in local art and art communities in Western Sydney,” Ms Brasnovic said.

“I know that our local community has so much creativity to offer and I hope the Made: Here pop-up will be a place where it can be showcased and enjoyed by the entire community, in a fun and interesting way.”

Ridhika Naidoo hopes to inspire people to live a green life by connecting with nature and minimising waste through her pop up, Green Fix.

“The concept shop will stock a varying collection of goods including plants, preloved and handmade wares,” Ms Naidoo said.

“I am passionate about Liverpool, as I grew up in the area, and believe it has a strong cultural heart - which led me to where I am today. Participating in this pop up project will allow me to share my creativity and knowledge with the community, in turn inspiring others to do the same.”

Street University will offer custom-printed T-shirts in their pop-up, while using the opportunity to support local young people with work experience and internships.

LAUNCH:

WHEN: Thursday, 19 April, 6 – 9pm

WHERE: Northumberland Arcade

WHAT: Music, food trucks, art and craft workshops, an illustration battle and more.