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This petition is a statement in support of ESCApe Artists' plan to redevelop Wilkie House into a comprehensive, vibrant and accessible arts venue in heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

We believe that to sell the building to a large commercial enterprise, who will merely transform it into another boring bar/club, would be a travesty.

Edinburgh does not need any more bars owned by the same conglomerates and designed in the same tedious fashion, appealing to the same demographic.

What Edinburgh sorely lacks is an exciting, permanent, arts venue. ESCApe Artist will turn Wilkie House into the most diverse and dynamic venue in the capital - a venue that will give the whole city a chance to see and produce fantastic new works of theatre, visual art, film and music.

We insist that come decision day, the owners must not bow to financial pressures but must instead let ESCApe Artist's ethical, cultural and community based redevelopment go ahead.

This cultural David must triumph over the corporate Goliath!





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  • 19 December 2015800. Ryan H
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015799. Henry L
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  • 12 December 2015798. Struan R
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  • 11 December 2015797. Kate F
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  • 11 December 2015796. Kelly A
    Edinburgh has more than enough bars, clubs and restaurants. What we need more than anything is an arts venue which favours community over commercialism, right in the heart of town.
  • 09 December 2015795. Chris M
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  • 07 December 2015794. Ciaran R
    I am really for this idea.
  • 06 December 2015793. Mary W
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  • 01 December 2015792. Johnny S
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  • 30 November 2015791. Antonia A
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  • 29 November 2015790. Donna S
    good luck x
  • 23 November 2015789. Anna T
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  • 21 November 2015788. Vicki G
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  • 20 November 2015787. Clair F
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  • 19 November 2015786. Chris C
    New venues for the arts is always a good thing... for students it's even better!
  • 15 November 2015785. Jonathan H
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015784. Anthony O
    I am a video producer in Edinburgh involved in Youth Projects and other community projects. I am very aware of the need for a venue like this in the centre of the city to encourage the artistic abilities of the community. It would be lovely to see ESCA's
  • 13 November 2015783. Nick W
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  • 12 November 2015782. Isla M
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  • 11 November 2015781. Chris H
    Keep Edinburgh city centre alive!
  • 07 November 2015780. Anna T
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 2015779. Toby S
    good on you, fight the good fight
  • 04 November 2015778. Rhiannon S
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2015777. Jenna W
    Edinburgh desperatly needs an arts venue that is willing to support its thriving underground community, as a performance artist, the only venues that I am able to approach exist mainly in Glasgow. I feel there is a huge gap in the Edinburgh arts community
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  • 28 October 2015775. David M
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Colleen McdanielBy:
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Petition target:
The University Settlement (Wilkie House Owners)

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