Bootle Festival of Ideas
“Thanks so much for involving me. Would love to carry on the collaboration so if we can support what you’re doing in Bootle let us know”, Ali Horton, Gateway Collective
27 Nov 2020 @ 19:30pm
Bootle Festival of Ideas – stopped in its tracks by the pandemic in March – is back and everyone’s welcome to participate!
The events, commissioned by Sefton Council – a mixture of online and offline activities – have the objective to inspire people to think about their ideas for Bootle. We’re working with Make CIC and Wordscape alongside the Kindred team to support people to develop their ideas, which are then put forward for a share of a £6k development fund.
A range of online and real-life events were facilitated by experts on 5 themes to get ideas flowing: food & growing, music & culture, making & selling, health & wellbeing and spaces for change. We worked closely with the facilitators on planning and delivering the events and met some greatly experienced and knowledgeable people!
“Nicole’s experience and input in the planning has been invaluable, especially as the festival format needed changing a number of times to accommodate the ever changing Covid19 restrictions.”, Liam Kelly, CEO Make Liverpool
People with ideas can get free mentoring as part of the festival in order to hone their pitch and bid for the pot of funding or other support such as a shop space. We’re also involved in delivering the festival’s physical legacy: the exhibition and the mural in Bootle. Watch this space!