Rose Bowl is a purpose built youth centre in the heart of Canonbury, on the edge of New River Green estate. Over three floors it has a roof terrace, sports area, music studio, art space and fitted kitchen.
Rose Bowl was first opened in 1978 and named after Ron Rose, a popular community worker. It was redeveloped in 1999 and again in 2010, and now offers music, sports, arts, gardening and cooking for children and young people aged 8 and above. There is also support available for getting a job and emotional wellbeing.
Rose Bowl is rooted in its immediate community. It is supported by the local fundraising group Friends of the Rose Bowl, who match the council's contribution to its running costs. Together we tackle issues of social exclusion through play and youth work, linking closely with other community groups in the area.
The centre is also funded through income generated by hiring out the spaces at Rose Bowl, Lift and Platform to local businesses and organisations when they are not being used by young people. Rose Bowl is managed by Isledon Arts CIC.