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The 1st UK SOUP Gathering

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Herts & Essex Community Farm

Fold Croft

Harlow

CM20 1SE

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What and why?

SOUP is an idea which has travelled the world, with over 40 active projects across the UK and Ireland alone. We’ve only just started talking to each other, across the UK and Ireland SOUP Facebook group, but the potential to learn from and support each other is already massive.

As we know from SOUP, meeting face to face does incredible things for a community. To make the most of this potential, we are self-organising a SOUP Gathering, for anyone across the UK and Ireland to attend. No matter what stage you're at, whether you’re planning your first SOUP or your twenty-first, this is a space where together we will share ideas and come up with new ones. We’ll discuss challenges and find solutions both big and small, and we’ll share stories and celebrate all that we have done so far.

This event will be collaborative, open and imaginative. It could lead to many more events, or we could decide that one is enough. Wherever we get to as a network, we will continue to grow a movement which will encourage more people to start their own SOUPs and make steady, transformative change happen where they live.

All are welcome; if you think this Gathering is for you, then you’re right! Whether you want to be part of shaping and running it, or just to turn up and bring your ideas and experiences, just as on the door of a SOUP event, every contribution will make a difference.

The details

As we are inviting people from all across the UK and Ireland, the start and end of the event will be more open and flexible, including a social meal on Friday evening and an informal space for discussion on Sunday.

All meals will be vegetarian, and made from food which would have otherwise been wasted.

If you need support with transport or accommodation, we may have funding available. Please contact us via Eventbrite or Facebook to let us know what would help you be able to attend.

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Herts & Essex Community Farm

Fold Croft

Harlow

CM20 1SE

United Kingdom

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