Last night, three Adelaide small businesses celebrated the opening of their new home, thanks to Renew Adelaide.

Affectionately referred to as The Vault, 134 Hutt Street, which was the old National Australia Bank will play host to Expressions Media, Upside News and Amy Who Digital Marketing.

Complete with the original heavy duty bank vault (hence the name), the venue will be home to Adelaide copywriting, digital marketing, training and creativity.

“We are thrilled to be settling into this space we lovingly call The Vault, which will also be the HQ for online news outlet Upside News and offer hot desking and office rental, which is parent friendly,” Expressions Media Managing Director Libby Parker says.

“We are so exciting to be building our vision for a creative education hub where we will practice the skills we have and impart them to those who don’t. At The Vault, we’ll be teaching digital marketing, PR, creative writing, journalism, drama and music. We’ll be running kiddaoke where parents and their littles can come and sing pub rock classics together one morning a month and we’ll be continuing our popular series of Next Gen Journo courses for teens. We will be offering podcasting for seniors, blogging for business, professional development for teachers and we’ll be registering as a SALA, Fringe and Umbrella venue.”

With colourful artwork on the walls by Adelaide artist Olivia Sadry, the ground floor is a great place to book for rehearsals, workshops, performances and seminars.

Upstairs on the second floor, Adelaide film makers collective House of Spaghetti will be lights, camera and action, turning the focus on young South Australian creatives.

Renew Adelaide Inc. is not-for-profit organisation that has been developing creative enterprise in vacant space since 2010.

Through a 30-day, rent-free, rolling lease model Renew connect emerging creative based initiatives with property owners to activate their buildings and provide them with the opportunity to trial their business concept whilst helping to revitalise urban areas both socially and economically.

Thursday night’s launch featured live music by Matthew Trainor with drinks supplied by generous sponsors Hawkers Beer, Lindsay Wine Estate and Utonic Juice.

Check out the photo gallery courtesy of the extremely fabulous Jason and Anna at Soda Street Productions and Headshots Adelaide who snapped some of the action.

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