The ‘Joy of Six’ Covid Community Festival

Week of 16th Nov ’20

We’re holding a community festival this November to try and work out

‘What can we do as a community of activists to support those people in our city who are most at risk during this pandemic?’

We’re interested in working out what we can do to connect people who aren’t on the internet.

This won’t be a conference about digital inclusion, it’ll be about real world human connection.

How will it work?

We will be calling on volunteers to be facilitators.

Each facilitator will run a session in their local pub or cafe for a maximum of 5 delegates. (Keeping to the rule of six).

When will it happen?

In the week of 16th Nov ’20

Sign up as a facilitator

Email to tell him you’d like to facilitate a session.

The more facilitators we have the more people who can be involved in the conference.

Your responsibilities as a facilitator

Decide on a pub or cafe

Decide on that date

Book a table for 6 people

Facilitate a 2 hour chat on the question

‘What can we do as a community to support those people in our city who are most at risk during this pandemic?’

Make notes and feedback your discussions to us.

To book a place

We’ll be adding pubs and venues as facilitators sign-up. Search for your nearest venue on our Eventbrite page.

Then what?

We don’t know! We’ll see what comes out of all of our discussions.

Are expenses paid?

We don’t have any funding for this conference but it feels like the need is about as pressing as it’s ever going to be.

So we don’t have any means to reimburse any expenses, which is why we’re asking people to run it in their local for local people.

Who are the organisers?

The idea came from discussions between Open Strings, Brighton Table Tennis Club, Nam Yang Pugilistic Association and Stay Up Late. However, our intention is to make this as ‘unorganised’ as possible.

It’s about bringing communities together and trying to make something happen so you’re all part of this.