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Tue 25 April 2017, 16:30 – 18:00 BST
The inaugural Wirral Festival of Beautiful Ideas is here. In April 2017 you’re invited to join us and share an idea that can have an impact on making Birkenhead and Woodside a great place to live and work. Come along, get ready to collaborate, and help us reignite the Wirral’s long history of ideas and innovation.
On 23rd April join us to talk spaces with Ronnie Hughes and join us to share your Beautiful Idea and take your place in the festival (and a chance to get up to £1,000 cash funding for your idea). Here’s what we have planned for the event:
A Sense of Place: Join us on a guided walk around central Birkenhead and the docks area, to look at and generate possibilities about where you might want to set up and run your Beautiful Idea. The walk will be led by Ronnie Hughes, whose Coming Home enterprise is itself a Beautiful Idea, and who has been helping to set up and run social enterprises for over 20 years. As we walk you’ll be able to talk through and maybe refine your idea with Ronnie and the other people on the walk.
About the festival:
Focusing inspiration and energy on Birkenhead and Woodside, the week-long Festival of Beautiful Ideas sees a series of events and ‘hack days’, taking place around the area. They’re an opportunity for people to talk about ideas, share opportunities and get inspired.
Each event taps into the opportunities highlighted for Festival of Beautiful Ideas, including music and events; food and drink; making and manufacturing and places and spaces, to show people with bright ideas some of Wirral’s unique – and under-utilised – spaces. It’s about cultural potential; reclaiming Wirral’s industrial heritage; pop-ups, meanwhile spaces and – most importantly – collaboration.
The festival ends with an event on April 27, where people will be able to bid for support from a funding pot of £5,000, designed to help take ideas to the next stage of development.
Funded work space and mentoring for some of the winners will also be provided by Wirral Chamber.