We’re made up with how our event went at The Brink, 18th June, it’s the first SOUP that Liverpool has hosted since 2017 and it was amazing to see a healthy turn out of people wanting to learn more about what’s going on in our local communities and donating their hard earned cash to furthering the success of the winning grassroots project.
It was great that we were able to host such a variety of pitchers and this is the tip of the iceberg – we know there are so many inspiring ideas and projects both brewing and in full swing around Liverpool and we can’t wait to showcase more of these as our events evolve.
In June we heard from:
- Laura Marvel, who wants to cast diverse and local talent in her short dance film, addressing issues of racism, homophobia and sexism in the dance industry in Liverpool.
- South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services, who want to offer out of hours services for women in Liverpool who struggle to use services during the day, perhaps because they work nights or can’t to get childcare during the day.
- Liverpool Audio Network, who are on a mission to grow the electronic music scene in Liverpool.
- And our winners, Croxteth Community Garden who wanted to pay a local joiner to build an accessible seating area in their garden from reclaimed wood which would enable school classes to visit and learn about where their food comes from.
We’re truly thankful for everyone who came to listen to these guys talk about the things they’re passionate about, and to each other while deliberating how to cast their vote, we raised an incredible £485 which is completely down to the generosity of those who attended and we cannot wait to see everyone at our next event!
While this event went as well as we could have hoped straight out of the gate, there’s always room for improvement as we work to grow our events and better engage the communities of Liverpool. A few changes which you’ll notice at our next event:
We’re trying out a different venue so we can see how different set-ups affect the evening and we'll be ensuring that you get some bread with your soup so you’re properly filled up.
We’re offering more support for those pitching so they can blow you away with their pitches.
If any of the projects pitching have volunteering opportunities we’ll let you know so you can reach out to them if you fancy rolling up your sleeves.
We’ll fine tune the Q&A sessions to ensure everyone can hear the questions being asked and ask the pitchers to give a 30 second refresher pitch before we break to deliberate who we’re going to vote for and scoff soup.
We really appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to hearing your thoughts after our next event which will be on Thursday 3rd October at Tusk, Baltic Triangle.
If you’d like to help out in anyway please do drop us a message: HQ@LiverpoolSOUP.co.uk
And if you’d got an inspiring idea or project which you’d like to pitch please apply here: https://bit.ly/2Q6LLJs