Brixton is home to an ever-growing number of initiatives, groups and individuals whose work draws on similar themes: creativity, sustainability, community/local, sharing, to name a few. Increasingly found here too are the designers, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs who can make things happen.
At the Brixton Pound we are fortunate to come into contact with many of these people and we know that the vast majority want to expand their network and collaborate with other initiatives. We were therefore very excited when we heard that the team behind Hub Westminster were working in partnership with Lambeth to develop a space in the Town Hall that could bring these people together.
Last night we attended the first of three workshops (we’ll be at all three) for people potentially interested in the space to come along and give their views on what they wanted to see there. This will not be an operation that is parachuted in based on models that work in other parts of London. There was a real interest to understand the specific needs of Brixton and a desire to see them reflected in the ethos and makeup of the hub.
There are two more workshops taking place next week (Monday 10th at 7pm and Friday 14th at 12.30pm) and we encourage interested parties to attend and meet the very welcoming Hub Brixton team. Information on how to register for a workshop (they’re free) and more can be found at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-build-it-impact-hub-vision-session-tickets-10719138231
Warning: the team literally want your fingerprints all over the place. So much so that at the end of the session you may be asked to stop thinking and start doing. We joined in as carpets were ripped up to reveal the wooden floor that will be flipped over to give the place a new sheen. It was hard work but given the amount of pizza that was provided (and eaten), it was probably for the best…