New Social Centre: Moving Forward

7th November, 3-6pm, The Common Place (thecommonplace.org.uk)

Need space for workshops, meetings, gatherings, classes? Want to be part of a project to build an autonomous, non-hierarchical social centre for Leeds?

Spaces like the Common Place have been hugely valuable to a wide range of groups within Leeds and we’re planning to open a new space within the next year. However, if we want this to happen, we’re going to need your help.

The plan is to buy a building that will provide free or very cheap meeting, workshop and creative spaces, a venue for socialising and to put on fundraisers, a cheap community cafe and some office space for supportive groups, alongside loads of other ideas in the pipeline.

At the moment, we’re producing a business plan to apply for a mortgage and searching for buildings. We meet up every month to catch up and think more about what kind of space we’d like.

It would be great to get some involvement from your group from these initial stages, to make sure we think of all the amazing things we could do and to speed up this process. Also, fundraising is a huge priority and the quicker we raise the deposit, the closer we get to opening the space. If your group would be willing to put on a fundraiser, or help out on one of ours, that would be amazing.

Our next big meeting is on the 7th of November at 3pm in the Common Place and if you’d like to join our discussion list, type your details here

See you there.

Jesse

New Social Centre: Moving Forward

Green Action’s made amazing use of Leeds’ autonomous spaces (Peanut Gallery and the Common Place), so come help us get the next one rolling.

The plan is to buy a building that will provide free or very cheap meeting, workshop and creative spaces, a venue for socialising and fundraisers, a cheap community cafe and office space for supportive groups, alongside other ideas in the pipeline. We’re busy producing a business plan to apply for a mortgage and searching for buildings. We meet up every month to catch up and think more about what kind of space we’d like.

Our next big meeting is going to be about what different groups need from the space and how we’re going to fundraise all those monies to put down a deposit. Iif you’d like to join our discussion list, type your details here

7th November, 3-6pm, The Common Place (thecommonplace.org.uk)

See you there.

Charity Wild Food Walk

Hello! My name is Mina and I am a PhD student at Leeds uni. I have been running wild food walks sor a few years now, taught over 350 people how to safely ID wild food and have appeared in various news articles as well as "The Edible Garden" on the BBC. I will be running a charity wild food walk from 10am till 1pm followed by a picnic lunch of foraged wild goodies. The walk costs just £15 per person (£12 for students) and the lunch a further £5. To book a place or find out more, visit www.msitu.co.uk

Charity Wild Food Walk

Hello! My name is Mina and I am a PhD student at Leeds uni. I have been running wild food walks sor a few years now, taught over 350 people how to safely ID wild food and have appeared in various news articles as well as "The Edible Garden" on the BBC. I will be running a charity wild food walk from 10am till 1pm followed by a picnic lunch of foraged wild goodies. The walk costs just £15 per person (£12 for students) and the lunch a further £5. To book a place or find out more, visit www.msitu.co.uk