The White Space is unique to Alresford offering a blank canvas, literally, a white space for creatives, entrepreneurs, thinkers, makers, stylists, artisans and adventurers – who ever and what ever you do- to use as you feel.
The White Space is the brainchild of extreme adventurer Holly Budge who, having just returned from another expedition – her
momentous #EverestEveryday climb, has now swapped one white space for another.
“The Old Chapel came onto the market for a reasonable amount and there was virtually no interest in it.”
Holly and her team set about completely renovating the Old Chapel by removing all the internal structure which included unearthing the original floor from 1896. Now painted in pristine white you feel as if you are immersed in a church interior of a Dutch 17th Century painting, the White Space has a cavernous serenity in which your eye is immediately drawn to the stunning locally crafted chandeliers. It’s a very exciting space with endless possibilities.
“I had been looking for a project locally to run in unison with my life as both an adventurer and entrepreneur. The White Space is the perfect venue to host events, exhibitions and workshops of all types.”
Holly’s next adventure will be finalising the conversion and the opening of the White Space, before she sets off on another adventure.
As a qualified and experienced mountaineer she will next lead a climbing expedition on the technical Ama Dablam (6812m) known as ‘the most beautiful mountain in the Himalayas’.
As she sits cross-legged on a chair in a local tearoom she is undaunted,
“Alongside the climbing expedition, I’m excited to also be leading a trekking expedition to camp 1 at 5700m and my Mum is coming too! Two thirds of the world’s mountains remain unclimbed so there’s plenty of scope although I’ve been forbidden to climb K2 by my Mum!”
While on her expedition Holly will liaise with the White Space’s Co-Founder Leela Bennett, who has plans to fill the diary with a rich and varied number of events.
The White Space- #whatwouldyoudohere?
Find us: The White Space, The Old Chapel, The Dean, Alresford, Hampshire. SO24 9BQ