Last Thursday, 12 July, forty representatives from Knowledge Quarter partner organisations and local community groups met for an al fresco Community Champions event, the first in a series of events conceived to inspire greater collaboration between the two.
Our theme was ‘Environment’ and fittingly a pop-up garden, known as the Skip Garden, growing on a construction site in the heart of Kings Cross, provided a breezy location for the event, and live proof of the possibilities of collaboration; a kiln built in the garden by staff at Central Saint Martins was being fired as part of an initiative to introduce ceramic art to the local community.
In a makeshift classroom behind the tomato vines the Institute of Physics offered for those gathered a further case study of collaborative work with Global Generation, owner of the Skip Garden, and local community groups and schools.
Our networking noticeboards were filled with ideas and connections by the end of a successful afternoon.
The next community champions event is on theme of Youth and will take place on 27 September 2018
at Regents High School. This event will cover early years, primary education, secondary education, youth and family programmes. Register your interest to take part in the event.