THURS 13 JUNE 7-10
THURS 13 JUNE 7-10
Thurs 13 June 2019 7-10PM
REVOLUTION ON THE HIGH STREET
Above the paving stones….
Around the country we hear news of the death of the High Street. Around 3000 High Street banks have closed in the last 3 years. Our rebel HSCB (Hoe Street Central Bank) has reactivated one of them on a street monopolised by estate agents. Is there a sustainable future for this place we have made here in Walthamstow? Can we learn from other experiments at doing economics and culture in urban space differently? We invite some of those experimenting right now – from local wealth building, to community share offers opening up vital spaces. Are artists the best equipped to lead this?
JACK FORTESQUE - ACME
Jack works with developers, architects, local authorities and policy makers on the development of new properties and opportunities in order to expand and improve Acme’s support for artists. He writes writer on topics such as bid writing, planning gain, section 106 working and creating creative workspace.
Supporting artists since 1972, Acme is a charity based in London which provides affordable studios, work/live space and a programme of residencies and awards.
MARK HOOPER - INDYCUBE
Mark founded the cooperative, Indycube eight years ago. It helps independent workers by making it easier for them to work locally, and providing access to support packages. With a background in accountancy and retail, Mark has held senior positions in large organisations before putting his effort into community projects, including a community radio station, Cardiff City Supporters' Trust, and the development of a local currency for Cardiff. An FRSA, he is also a trustee of the Bevan Foundation and a Town Councillor. Keen to develop locally focused solutions to deeply entrenched problems, his focus covers the Foundational Economy, identity economics, and how we grow social capital. Indycube have been key to building the Bank Job in the bank.
VIDEO CONTRIBUTIONS from:
DAVE BOYLE - THE COMMUNITY SHARES COMPANY
As director of The Community Shares Company Dave has worked on some of the UK’s highest profile share issues, including Hastings Pier Charity, the first charity to raise equity finance in the UK and Portpatrick Harbour, the first Scottish charity to do so. He’s a licensed practitioner by the Community Shares Unit, and is an accredited social enterprise advisor, Since 2001, he has worked with over 100 voluntary community sector enterprises including community-run pubs, shops, football clubs, sports and recreation facilities.
WENDY HART - co-founder of NUDGE COMMUNITY BUILDERS
Nudge is a community benefit society that owns, creates and runs activity in disused, underused or unusual urban spaces to lead to lasting positive change and community led regeneration. “This Space needs a little nudge.”