The temporary Movement Café closed in Greenwich at the end of May 2013
Since opening in time for the London 2012 Olympics, the award winning café – created by artist Morag Myerscough and poet Lemn Sissay – brightened up an otherwise nondescript corner of Greenwich High Road and became a popular place to tarry a while, with an excellent cup of coffee provided by the friendly staff of the Greenwich Co-Operative Development Agency. It hosted a number of events, from acoustic and story-reading evenings to an all-day short film festival.
When it was dismantled, Morag Myerscough took The Movement Café’s distinctive stools to a children’s hospital, and anything else that could be used, or moved, was recycled by GCDA in the local area. This area of the site is now part of the main site, soon to become the 104 bed Travelodge hotel. Just one part of this vibrant new community and gateway for the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
The café has won the following awards:
Highly Commended Award for Mixed-Use Development – Placemaking Awards 2014
Best Public Space Scheme – FX Design Awards 2013
Hospitality and Workplace Interiors – Design Week Awards 2013
Highly Commended – AJ Small Projects
We’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you for having us, we loved every moment of being in Greenwich. We’d love to hear your memories and see your photos from The Movement Café so get in touch. @MVMNTcafe