Creative Citizens Fair: a million thank yous.

June 30th, 2015 by Jerome Turner in Showcase | no comments

Breadmaking workshop with Bread2shareSaturday (June 27th) was the day of our Creative Citizens Fair. As with any event like this, we weren’t sure exactly how it would turn out. We had planned to the nth degree, invited, and sold out all our 100 tickets on Eventbrite, but still, you never know until the day.

We needn’t have worried.

Minimal teething troubles went largely unnoticed as people were caught up in the buzz of talks, workshops, stalls and generally useful conversations that made up the day. And it was all of those people who came along that really made it special for us, so thank you. It is all too easy to be involved in research of themes such as creative citizenship without engaging with communities and ‘end users’ in this way, so it really helps demonstrate and illustrate the value of exploring these areas, and the need for these kinds of events. I’m not sure how many of you will have noticed the Findings document in your goodie bag on the day, but now would be a good time to fish it out and see what our project is about (we have some copies left over and I’m sure we could post a few out if you haven’t had one already). We also had great feedback but if you didn’t complete  form, there’s an online version here – please!

Finally, the images you see here are just a few snapshots – we have better ones coming along soon, and Impact Hub also shared some of their pics. I’ll try and do a more complete writeup of the day but also there will also be video up on Youtube of the talks and the day in general, and we’ll be continuing our podcast series for at least the next month too.

Finally, let us know if you want to join a mailing list for future news (we have a book out next year). Email jerome.turner@bcu.ac.uk to join.

Craft muthas finger knitting workshop Connections board Jane Thakoordin on craftivism

 

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