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£0 – £216.19

Digital 9 month festival showcasing social entrepreneurs & providing online resources & support for anyone in the social enterprise sector.

About this event

*Launching 31st March - doors stay open 'til 31st Dec*

The HOW TO FESTIVAL is a digital celebration of all that's 'Social Enterprise'...

...from looking after your finances to your own wellbeing; shared via video content by social entrepreneurs in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas, who are on the front line of delivering change in their communities.

Recent research shows that start up & developing social ventures highly value peer support from those with direct or lived experience - so why not learn from local changemakers who have made their own social enterprise journeys & want to share their knowhow, and join in the Festival with your own HOW TO video.

The festival launches on 3`1st March and booking a ticket means you can visit HOW TO webinars any time & enjoy new content throughout 2022 with access to all areas of the Festival available until 31st December '22.

This festival is able to take place thanks to funding from the European Social Fund via the Workers Education Alliance and also backing from Nat West and Manchester City Council which enables us to offer subsidised tickets to people who are currently unemployed or those without the financial means to purchase a ticket.

Festival ZONES:

  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SUPPORT (launching 31st March) featuring:

HOW TO get your budgeting basics right, Gurj Kang - Further Finance

HOW TO collaborate, Kerry Bertram - Brilliant Thing

HOW TO develop career pathways in health, beauty & holistics, Fiona Jones - Karma Therapies

HOW TO develop the best solutions to social issues – an intro to The Problem Tree tool, Nickala Torkington - Flourish Together CIC

HOW TO achieve basic finances for business, Moragh Hunt - North West Numbers Ltd.

HOW TO achieve bidwriting success, Nickala Torkington -Flourish Together CIC

HOW TO choose the right governance model for your social venture , Nickala Torkington - Flourish Together CIC

HOW TO get into Politics to achieve social change, PANEL DISCUSSION with Eve Holt - Labour Councillor, Charlotte Leach - Conservative Councillor, Amna Abdullatif - Labour Councillor, Dee Sheehan – Women’s Equality Party member

HOW TO Exit your Social Venture “Gracefully”, PANEL DISCUSSION with Shelley Metcalfe co-founder of of Digital Life Skills CIC, Nickala Torkington, Flourish Together CIC & Helen Power co-founder of Levenshulme Market CIC

  • HEALTH, WELLBEING & RESILIENCE (launching 31st March) featuring:

HOW TO deal with change, Karen Cargill - EF Mind

HOW TO relax with mindful sewing, Ayisatu Emore - Idaraya Life CIC

HOW TO manage breathlessness, Heather Henry- Breath Champs CIC

HOW TO navigate your way through the menopause, Kate Lowerson - Sage Women M'cr

HOW TO use relaxation practices to flourish in 2022, Karen Howarth - Brain Health Breakthrough CIC

HOW TO say “No” to things, Simone Callaghan – The Goodness Collective CIC

HOW TO access the benefits of emotional freedom technique or 'Tapping', Ann Confrey - The Reiki Wellness Centre

  • CREATIVE & DIGITAL (launching 31st March) featuring:

HOW TO understand and use LinkedIn, Joana Ferreira - JF Marketing

HOW & WHY TO rule your own Kingdom – the importance of owning your platform, Claire Worthington - Village Web Company

HOW TO create great content for your Social Media posts & bonus session, Vicky Galligan - Beltin' Wigan

HOW TO Work out a digital schedule & automate posts, Vicky Galligan - Beltin' Wigan

HOW TO use design thinking, what is it and why does it matter? Kerry Bertram - Brilliant Thing

  • PODCAST LIBRARY (launching 31st March) featuring:

Marketing & PR for your social venture, Grace Dyke - Yellow Jigsaw

Squaring up to imposter syndrome, Dawn Kelly - Actualise Coaching

Show me the money! Dr Iyabo Fatimilehin - Just Psychology

From challenge to opportunity, Simone Callaghan - The Goodness Collective

Measuring social value & communicating your impact, Kat Luckock - Share Impact

Problem solving our way to a better future, Rachele Evaroa - The Old Abbey Taphouse

  • YOU TOO - share your own HOW TO video/webinar


  • READING & RESOURCE LOUNGE (coming in Summer 2022)
  • BUY SOCIAL SHOPPING MALL (coming in Autumn 2022)

Learn HOW TO do a whole range of things linked to social venture creation, self care and wellbeing, and enhance your creative & digital skills at your own pace and connect with social enterprise movers & shakers in Greater Manchester, listen to podcasts & exclusive content and later in the year browse our 'Buy Social' area, plus potentially showcase your own knowhow or social project.

HOW TO book your ticket

  • Choose today's day & then select the relevant ticket type & we will send you a passcode within 10 days (you then have access to all areas of the festival until 31st Dec '22)

We are selling tickets to our HOW TO FESTIVAL in 4 price bands, please select the option most relevant for you:

  1. I'm on a Flourish Together funded course FREE
  2. I'm a Social Entrepreneur (individual) £25.00
  3. We're a Social Enterprise (small-medium sized) £50.00
  4. We're a Large Organisation(multi user access - up to 8 People) £200.00

Doors open on 31st March when we launch the festival and we'll send you the passcode within a week of your booking date. You will then be able to access all areas & benefit from new/your content throughout 2022.

You will also receive invites throughout the year to online and offline events - some will be free (or sponsored/funded) and some will carry a charge, dependent on the event - these are optional opportunities.

Visit the HOW TO FESTIVAL launch page here for more information ahead of the March 31st launch:

If you need more information in advance of purchase, or have questions in the meantime please email

Flourish Together CIC

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