Dodgy Clutch and Ryder Architects are working together on the Tyhume Valley Roundhouse.
The Roundhouse is an ambitious new cultural development project which aims to restore a sense of identity to the residents of the Tyhume Valley after decades of poverty and outwards migration. Building on natural creative talent, a rich expressiveness, transnational collaborations and a hunger to learn, a special space is nearing completion in this rural part of the Eastern Cape which will increasingly act as a cultural focus and magnet to South Africans and tourists alike. The Roundhouse is a unique, professionally designed, sustainable construct. Underneath its wooden roof the talents of the people who live in the valley will be brought together in a fusion with creative practitioners and communities in the North East of England and elsewhere in South Africa. Combining memorable performances, cultural learning and exchanges, it marks the beginning of a truly multicultural, global yet profoundly local project which has the potential to change the lives of thousands of people.
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