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Proposals for 10 December 2016

Idea no. 1: Southend Vegan Fair Describe your Good Idea: I am working on a Southend Vegan Fair for 2017 around spring time. I want to invite around 30 stall holders to Southend to promote veganism and animal welfare. Why is this Idea important?: I think getting...

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Proposals for 22 May 2016

Idea 1: Retro Rhapsody Street Theatre Describe your Good Idea: Retro Rhapsody are a brand new entertainment that began in 2015 when were set the challenge of creating a walkabout act that would simply put a smile on people’s face at Pandemonium Street Theatre Festival...

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The one where we went to Oslo Soup

Oslo is empty. There are five cars, four of which are Nissan Leafs, which drive about perpetually so that it looks like someone’s home. The inhabitants are a friendly bunch. Well, one presumes them to be. Conversation's tricky as they’re usually travelling past at a...

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Thanuverrmuch…

Today was Southend Soup's 10th soup. We celebrated with a party at Ekco Social & Sports Club in Southend. It was an appropriate venue - having served the local community, and former employees of Ekco Plastics, for decades. Visit their website to read about the...

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Proposals for Sun 20 March 2016

WINNER: Idea 1: From a Young Presenter - Raising funds for St Mary's Refuge  Describe your Good Idea: Raising money for St Mary's Horse Refuge in Rochford to help pay vet fees and fund events and activities that can raise more money. Why is this Idea important? This...

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Pete

Name: Pete Harmsworth My Soup Story: Soup... well it began by me knowing Sherry, who passionately explained about Soup, the idea was simple but so effective. How could I help, show my support? Well I knew I could cook, so I offered to donate a crucial element to the...

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Community stuff: Feb & March 2016

As well as hearing from people seeking funding, we asked Soupers to share news of interesting things coming up. Community stuff that you'll probably want to get involved with. _______________________ Helen from regular Soup supporters Essex Feminist Collective invited...

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Anna Lukala’s Soup Gallery: 20th Jan 2016

An embarrassment of riches at Saturday's Soup. Three photographers helped capture the magic. Mark Massey is working on a longer-term project, as he's documenting the Soup Story. He might want to speak with people about their experiences, so watch this space for more...

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The Future of Southend Soup: Have a say!

With the Soup Movement growing rapidly, there’s ample opportunity for us to learn from one another and to bounce ideas about. So this I did, last week, in the Railway (where else?) with Rowan, formerly of Reading Soup. Those that know me know I’m a creature of Chaos....

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First Soup of 2016!

Ready for the first Southend Soup of 2016? Saturday 30th January, 3pm - 6pm, Crowstone United Reform Church, Westcliff-on-Sea We’re doing tickets this time as we’re getting more popular and want to ensure we make enough soup! Book here:...

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Proposals for Sat 30 January 2016

Idea 1: New Ping Pong Table for KAOS Youth Club Describe your Good Idea: I run a youth club for 10 -15 year olds and we had a table tennis table given to us from someone - but it was in very bad condition. The young people really enjoyed it but it broke and had to be...

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Free Hugs!

For the 3rd year, Soup friends were out in Southend High Street on Saturday 19th December hugging people. Why do we do it? To raise a smile. The world can seem like a dark place. Bad things happen. Christmas can be stressful. People that are isolated feel that sense...

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Proposals for Unconference: 3 Oct 2015

Idea #1 - Just Listening to You Therapy Group Just Listening to You is a community interest group. It provides support to individuals who have mental health difficulties. This includes, addiction, self harm, depression, anxiety, eating disorders amongst other things....

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Proposals for 2 August 2015

Idea #1:  The Lokki Foundation. Supporting local people with complex needs to enjoy the right to family life. - WINNER!  Describe your Good Idea: Supporting local people with complex needs to enjoy the right to family life. Providing voluntary qualified, experienced...

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IT’S NEXT WEEEEEEEEK!

ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER FESTIVAL SOUP? Sunday, 2nd August, 2.30pm start, Growing Together project, corner of Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Avenue, Southend. Still open for proposals - get submitting if you have one. Encourage your friends to get involved! Your Idea can...

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