Blueprint Soup
Nov
24
5:30 PM17:30

Blueprint Soup

Want more of a say on what events happen in Bridport but don’t know where to turn?

Port East is using the successful Soup model, raising financial support for inspiring local projects and initiatives, to enable the Bridport community to curate its very own fortnight of events in March & April 2020.

The idea is simple: For £4 you get a bowl of soup made from locally sourced produce and three votes. During the evening twelve local projects will each deliver a four-minute pitch about their event and its community benefits. The pitches are followed by a community dinner, and then the crowd votes.

Eight winning projects will each receive a £400 budget, support from Port East to plan and promote their event and use of the Sanctuary at the United Church. The chosen events will form a community festival fortnight to take place in March and April 2020.

Join us by signing up via eventbrite to confirm your place and pay 'what you feel' on the night (suggested contribution from £4).

If you’ve got a great event idea to benefit the local community and would like to pitch on the evening, then fill out our simple application form by 10th November 2019.

Also follow the Port East Facebook page for updates on the event.

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Quarterly Social
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Quarterly Social

  • Stir to Action Office, United Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our regular quarterly social to find out more about Port East, meet fellow members, and collaborate on future events.

You will meet others with shared values who want to collaborate and organise events;

You can engage with the wider Bridport community and support local community events.

We provide nibbles and non-alcoholic drinks. You bring the ideas and chat!

Become a member - event organiser or volunteer-supporter of Port East or find out more here:

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Who Owns England? Book Launch with Guy Shrubsole
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Who Owns England? Book Launch with Guy Shrubsole

Who Owns England? Behind this simple question lies our country’s oldest and best-kept secret.

For centuries, England’s elite have covered up how they got their hands on millions of acres of our land, by constructing walls, burying surveys and more recently, sheltering behind offshore shell companies. But with the dawn of digital mapping and the Freedom of Information Act, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for them to hide.

Trespassing through tightly-guarded country estates, ecologically ravaged grouse moors and empty Mayfair mansions, writer and activist Guy Shrubsole has uncovered a wealth of never-before-seen information about the people who own our land, to create the most comprehensive map of ownership in England that has ever been made public.

Join author and campaigner Guy Shrubsole's Who Owns England? book launch to understand how we lost our green and pleasant land and how to take it back!

Tickets available in advance here

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Co-operation Bridport
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Co-operation Bridport

  • Stir to Action Ltd, c/o Bridport United Church, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There’s much to celebrate about Bridport – the landscape, food and farming, arts and culture. Our local economy, though, does not work for everyone. But can we do anything about the housing crisis, a lack of meaningful livelihoods and jobs, poor transportation, and other local issues?

Co-operation Bridport is a new monthly meetup from Stir to Action and Port East, bringing together local residents, community groups, and businesses to see how we can use community wealth building approaches to transform our economy.

Join us at the Stir to Action office to create new approaches that put the local community in charge of the services, assets, and enterprises that matter most to them.

Register your interest here

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Co-operation Bridport
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Co-operation Bridport

  • Stir to Action Ltd, c/o Bridport United Church, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There’s much to celebrate about Bridport – the landscape, food and farming, arts and culture. Our local economy, though, does not work for everyone. But can we do anything about the housing crisis, a lack of meaningful livelihoods and jobs, poor transportation, and other local issues?

Co-operation Bridport is a new monthly meetup from Stir to Action and Port East, bringing together local residents, community groups, and businesses to see how we can use community wealth building approaches to transform our economy.

Join us at the Stir to Action office to create new approaches that put the local community in charge of the services, assets, and enterprises that matter most to them.

Register your interest here

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Co-operation Bridport
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Co-operation Bridport

  • Stir to Action Ltd, c/o Bridport United Church, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There’s much to celebrate about Bridport – the landscape, food and farming, arts and culture. Our local economy, though, does not work for everyone. But can we do anything about the housing crisis, a lack of meaningful livelihoods and jobs, poor transportation, and other local issues?

Co-operation Bridport is a new monthly meetup from Stir to Action and Port East, bringing together local residents, community groups, and businesses to see how we can use community wealth building approaches to transform our economy.

Join us at the Stir to Action office to create new approaches that put the local community in charge of the services, assets, and enterprises that matter most to them.

Register your interest here

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Soup
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Soup

The Bridport Soup is back again for another live crowdfunding event, raising financial support for inspiring local projects and initiatives.

The idea is simple: For £4 you get a bowl of soup made from locally sourced produce and a vote. During the evening four local projects will each deliver a four-minute pitch about their project, its community benefits and what the funding will support. Each pitch is then followed by four questions from the audience, and then the crowd votes. The winning project receives the takings from the door and pledges to share how they’ve used their funding at the next Soup.

Join us by signing up via eventbrite to confirm your place and pay 'what you feel' on the night (suggested contribution from £4).

If you've got a great idea to benefit the local community and would like to pitch on the evening, then fill out our simple application form by 20 Feb 2019.

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