Remember your bowl! We’re expecting a good number of people, so won’t have enough for everyone. Handy if you bring your own (and a spoon). You might also want a cushion in case you’re sitting on the floor. (There will be some chairs – priority for those with mobility needs.)

You can bring arts and crafts to sell, share or give away, and any information that you want to share about what you do, or what you’re passionate about. If you also want to bring colouring books/pens or stuff to occupy small people, that would be smashing. Musicians are very welcome – we like impromptu entertainment!

Don’t worry if you’ve not pre-registered to host a talk, or to present for funding. It’s a free form event so there’s likely to be a chance to step up. However, for funding, priority will be given to people who’ve registered in advance. There’s still time to do so via the ‘Submit an idea’ page.

Other than that – just bring yourself, an open mind and be ready to join in and have some fun!


For Saturday 3rd October. Free, but please register for a ticket so we know how many to expect:

NB: event is FREE, but, we’re holding a soup micro-funding session, so please bring something for the pot (so our winners have something to take away). Recommended donation of £5.

There will also be a small charge for refreshments, which will go to the venue as a thank you for hosting us.

11:00 Registration and welcome

11:30 Lightning talks – 5 minutes to tell us your story, talk about your brilliant ideas or projects, or a group you’re part of. Spread the love.

12:00 Open Space One. Self-organising discussions about the things that matter to you.

13:00 Soup lunch and time to meet, chat and browse ‘stalls’ (people are welcome to bring things they make to sell or swap, or leaflets/information to give out)

14:00 ‘Soup’ presentations: up to five 5 minute talks from people looking for funding

14:30 Open Space Two.

15:30 Soup Winner announced.

15:45 Winding down – music and another opportunity to meet everyone else. (Also – clearing up!)

16:30 Event ends

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