The Stables is closely connected to the Fumbally Café, it is a natural extension of what we do. It has become somewhere for us to develop ideas and learn and to pass this knowledge on to others.
We use the building on a daily basis for our own projects, events and workshops which are primarily focused on food, community and health. We also rent out the spaces to others for cultural events and for private use.
The building was constructed sometime around 1750 and was originally a stables for the nearby breweries and distilleries in Blackpitts. Since then it has been a meat factory, a bakery, and most recently a photography studio. We have kept as many of the original features as possible and have tried to impose as little as we can, allowing the space to be created by the people and the events that happen.