we all love Alhambra, but let’s face it, the floors are more than a bit yucky. but why???
Alhambra has a long and wonderful history (next year will be 40 years 😀 ) as a political action center, community gathering spot, Info Cafe; as well as host to a weekly Vokü, concerts, soli-festivals, parties and bar nights (there’s a lot more, but let’s not get carried away). With all this action you can see why the floors might be a little disgusting.
There are several groups that use the floor regularly for sport, dance and play activities and are tired of scraping gum, cigarette butts and various other gross materials from the bottoms of our feet, dance shoes and yoga mats. So what are we going to do about it?
Clean the floors, duh.
Of course this would be a lot easier if our machine was not broken 😦 Sadly the piece needed costs around 600€! Alhambra is not exactly bursting at the seams with extra money and so it’s up to us to raise the money. (Plus there’s only so much that can be done with a broom and mop)
The second part of this story.
You may have noticed there is a part of the floor that is even more gross than the middle, this part of the floor is made from untreated wood and thus cannot be cleaned with the aforementioned machine (when it was working). This section will need to be completely removed and replaced – a project for the summer months. Again this costs money, for wood, nails, glue, coating/finishing, whatever we can find to build a new floor.
What are we going to do about it?
That’s where you come in. We are having a meeting to discuss fundraising options. Bring a few snacks and brainstorming ideas to Alhambra on
19 December @ 2030
If you can’t make it to the meeting, but have some ideas or want to make a donation to Alhambra, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org