deepspaceworks is now permanently closed as of 30th March 2024.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved over the last two decades.
This website remains simply as an archive of some of the things we got up to.


Thank you so much to everyone who has supported FRONT over the last 3-4 years.

We’ve got to know so many lovely people in this wonderful community. Thank you for all of the well wishes.

Su is now enjoying embracing her creative side in retirement, both in the garden and at the easel …as well of course as in the kitchen!

Your community hub at 197 London will continue to flourish as a loose food shop and plant-based cafe under the new name, Planted, led by Vision 21 with Poco Culina providing the menu.

Please do continue to support them as brilliantly as you did with us.

Follow them for all further updates from the hub including the new open times:

Planted CK on Facebook, Vision21.Gloucestershire on Insta and Planted CK on X.


Su sowed a seed,
Nurtured and nourished it,
And now that it’s flourishing,
FRONT is Planted!


On 27th January 2024 Su and Sam bid a final farewell to our customers and passed on our ‘beloved’ project, FRONT Community Hub, to Vision21, the foremost environmental charity in Cheltenham.

We have been thrilled to welcome you all to our Vegan Cafe, Loose Foods Shop and Galleries and every day has brought many smiles to our faces. Thank you for embracing what we have quietly managed to offer.

Vision 21 aims to continue offering Loose Foods plus “Planted”, their new Vegan Cafe, while also adding in more community projects. We are so happy that they wish to continue to run and further develop what we started in 2020.

Thank you to all our wonderful staff and volunteers: Lorraine, Ash, Amena, Bev, Ella, Mark, Trish, Edie, Abi, Amy, Fern, Shaunak, Vicky, Tina, Courtney, Rose, Rachael, Lucy & Sarah.

Special thanks to Charlton Kings Parish Council and CK Futures, who will continue to work here with Vision 21.

And very special thanks to Liv, who helped Su to get FRONT started and stayed with us for our first two years.

Cheers for now! We are sure that some of our paths will cross again in the future. 🙏💚


FRONT is a plant-based café, grocery shop and gallery.

FRONT is a place to find out about and/or publicise what is going on within the community and a pleasant space to pop in for a chat.

FRONT plant-based café is open for drinks, cakes and light lunches at the following times:

Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Come in for homemade organic vegan cakes and savouries, soups and light lunches (gluten free where possible). Drinks include teabag teas, loose leaf teas, cafetieres and instant coffee, still and sparkling soft drinks.

Refill Shop – We have a LOOSE FOODS section with a variety of organic foods and eco-friendly cleaning liquid refills. The ever expanding range includes pulses, grains, dried fruit and nuts, teas and coffee beans. We also sell delicious vegan chocolates, hand made soaps, bamboo toothbrushes, reusable straws and more.

Buying LOOSE FOODS helps to reduce plastic waste as our customers are encouraged to reuse their own containers for refilling.

Reusable, sustainable and eco-friendly goods are also available including masks, make-up pads, toilet roll and food wraps.

FRONT GALLERY – We showcase work by members of deepspaceworks as well as local artists and makers. From greetings cards to paintings, all can be viewed in the cafe and in our additional gallery spaces.

Follow us on instagram at @front_communityhub to keep up to date with things at FRONT.

We also stock a range of ARTIST MATERIALS.