So i brought this up at the last meeting and in the group chat, but here’s a formal proposal.
The idea is to host a festival in september at the cafe and in the garden, with the idea being that it could be as short as 3 days, or as long as a week, and as small as just organised around the cafe and the garden, or as big as taking over all of shaw’s passage.
So then we’d have music/entertainment in the garden, and workshops/talks and food at meal times in the cafe space, with also the rest of the building available for breakout sessions or other arts stuff. There’s also been an idea of doing film showings in the garden if we wanted, and art pieces of various kinds. There’s also been the idea of hiring out a couple of the car park spaces in front of the garden and putting stalls there, such as one selling cafe kebabs, and then an ACORN stall and a red gym stall for example?
We’ve started looking for funding already, and there’s some good signs there, we already have passed a proposal around doing this in the cafe, but i would much prefer to do it under the coop brum banner.
We are also hoping that it will be absolutely minimum capacity commitments, and we are organising it all on a trello board so that people can do only whatever small tasks they have time to do, with a couple of people co-ordinating. You can access the trello here
There is also a chance for this getting tied into a tour by the Zapatistas and their allies, but as that is very much up in the air we thought we could do this regardless and if they can plug in all the better.
Right now we are looking for people to get involved in organising it, but also crucially confirmation that we can use the CoopBrum banner with which to host it. I’m sure i’ve forgotten other stuff i wanted to mention but i’ll leave it here, super pumped for this!