WHAT'S THE FUTURE YOU WANT TO SEE?

ON YOUR STREET, IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD, IN YOUR CITY?

At Open Project Night, we open the doors to community groups, businesses and individuals that aim to create a better Lambeth. Every Monday at Open Project Night you can...
  • Access free space for your community events or meetings
  • Trade and learn new skills for your project/business
  • Meet new partners and become part of a local peer network
HOW IT WORKS
  1. Join the Facebook group and become part of the conversations
  2. Join us on Monday at 6.30pm or use the booking system to save a space for a larger group meeting.  
  3. Introductions and welcome are led by our facilitator, and a chance to identify the people and projects you'd like to talk to – or your opportunity to share your own project.
  4. Break into separate areas for events, co-working or networking.
 
When: Every Monday
Time: 6.30pm – 10pm
Where: Impact Hub Brixton, Pop Brixton
Free dinner provided

EVENTS IN 2018

Lambeth Community Spaces: Meeting up and Sharing Resources

Are you managing or running a Community Space in Lambeth? Your space might be part of an existing community centre, a church, a library or a workspace. The core idea is for it to be open and accessible to the…

HOW TO: Project manage effectively

Get back to basics and join us as we look at effective project management. Whether as a brief introduction or short refresher, we’ll look at the fundamentals needed to help you deliver a successful project: – How to define a…

HOW TO: Describe your project for funding bids

Keen to secure funding for your project? How can you improve your chances of making it into your funders’ ‘yes’ pile? Funders receive hundreds of applications, and your ability to communicate your project details clearly can swing the decision from…

Race & The New Economy: STIR Magazine Winter Launch

To celebrate the launch of the Winter issue — Power — STIR Magazine are collaborating with Impact Hub Brixton to launch the magazine during Open Project Night on 19 February 2018. Marginalised workers and particularly those within Black, Asian and…

HOW TO: Organise a successful event

Booking details to follow.…

Community Cafes: Meeting Up and Sharing Resources

Booking details to follow.…

30 DAYS OF DOING: Get your idea off the ground

Booking details to follow.…

30 DAYS OF DOING: Get your idea off the ground

Booking details to follow.…
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WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY  

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"I came along with an idea – and had energy, contacts and a plan by the end of the night"

Rachel and her friend Emmanuel met to discuss an idea, Make Our Money Matter (MOMM). Open Project Night was the first time they’d met to discuss the idea and they agreed went well.

Emmanuel said, “it’s a black consumer and business empowerment network. The idea is to help strengthen and build the paid black economy and create sustainability within the black community – to use consumerism for change.”

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There were skills sharing workshops, fundraising support, people looking to change careers...

“I’m Noel,” says a friendly man to the 15 or so people around him. “I’m the facilitator here tonight. I’d like to start with a quick check-in on how everyone’s doing. I want people to arrive here excited and leave even more excited.”

Hubber Mahalia discussed her Echo skills sharing workshops, while Adrienne mentioned her West London urban growing project, Cultivate London. There were some who specialised in fundraising, others who ran community gardening projects…

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"We came in for free space & came away with contacts, ideas & energy for our project"

The Rastafari Movement, Loughborough Farm, Brixton Green, Brixton Energy, Brixton Neighbourhood Forum, It’s Your Local Market, Maths Explorers, Maureen’s History of Reggae research and People’s Fridge Brixton are among some of the regular projects at Open Project Night.

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Open Project Night food sponsors

Thanks to Elly and the team from Satay Bar

Satay Bar

Satay Bar whips up widely-loved Thai dishes and a whole range of cocktail. Provides Open Project Night with vats of Thai curr…

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Thanks to Clover and the team at Lounge Brixton

Lounge Brixton

Lounge Brixton is one of our favourite Brixton hangouts! Good coffee, Caribbean inspired flavours, all-day breakfast, laidbac…

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Thanks to Zoe and the team from Zoe's Ghana Kitchen

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Zoe's Ghana Kitchen sponsors Open Project Night once each month with delightful jollof rice, plantain and read bean stew…

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Thanks to Sandro and the team from Wild Caper

Wild Caper

Delectable Middle Eastern-inspired cafe restaurant in Market Row, Brixton. Sponsors Open Project Night with falafel and chick…

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Thanks to Giuseppe, Vicky and the team from Franco Manca Brixton

Franco Manca

A magical Italian pizza restaurant, started right here in Market Row in Brixton. Sponsors Open Project Night by providing del…

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Open Project Night funders

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Battersea Power Station Foundation

Battersea Power Station Foundation funds projects in South London that support local communities, create new opportunities an…

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Power to Change

With a £150 million endowment from Big Lottery Fund, Power to Change is supporting community businesses to create better pla…

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Open Project Night co-funders & initiators

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Transition Town Brixton

Transition Town Brixton is an initiative unlocking the genius of the community to create new ways of living and working toget…

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