Creative Citizens is a project that’s been running for a couple of years bringing together research and activity around hyperlocal websites and active citizens. There’s some fine people involved, including Dave Harte (an old friend and collaborator of ours) and one of the researchers has also been investigating motivations behind the brilliant WV11 blog run by our own Steph Clarke and her very fine husband James.
So there is going to be a fair for active citizens and creative citizens organised as part of this programme. To get a free ticker go here www.creativecitizensfair.eventbrite.co.uk.
What to expect? Organiser Jez Turner says :
Thousands of citizens in the UK take part in community projects every day, from citizen journalists to breadmaking collectives, cycling social enterprises to craft makers. If you run a community project, are thinking of starting one, or are just interested in meeting like-minded people, join us at the first Creative Citizens Fair.
Talks will run throughout the day from community and voluntary projects, sharing their experience and tips, with plenty of time for questions.
In the Fair space you can:
- talk to some of the organisations
- take part in activities and workshops
- see the Creative Citizens photo exhibition
- find people to collaborate with
- find out about the Creative Citizens research project
- grab some lunch and coffee
More details at www.creativecitizens.co.uk
The venue is the Impact Hub in Digbeth, which is another home for creative citizens.