Dundas House the new creative hub taking 8 storeys of an old BT building in the heart of Middlesbrough opened it’s doors to 45 enthusiastic people yesterday at our second ‘cultural conversation’ in Teesside.
We’re very grateful to Vicky of Navigator North and East Street Arts for being such generous hosts and allowing us to test out their new space. The views across Middlesbrough are immense. A very inspiring project. Do contact them if you are looking for reasonable studio and event space.
And what a great group of people turned up to discuss projects, ideas, hopes and plans. Mike Chitty and I remarked on the enthusiasm and energy everybody had. There seemed to be a real desire to listen, share and learn. We left feeling very bouyed up and keen to get the next date rolling soon.
We’d also really welcome a blog post if you attended to share what you got out of the event, where you’d like this to go, and how the conversations and actions can keep on going between events.
Here are some questions we’d like to ask you to consider in the comments space below. You can choose to keep your name anonymous or public, but we ask you to be honest so we can learn together. Critical friendship is necessary if we are to develop something together that grows and sustains itself
- Where would be a great place to host the next event? Would you be prepared to travel to other parts of ‘Teesside?’
As discussed we’re looking for the people who really want to develop the network, to help artists, creatives, coders, geeks, makers, bakers, DJ’s etc to keep coming together to help make stuff happen. Have a think if you’ve a venue, a project, an idea you’d like to get off the ground, and would co-host a Cultural Conversation event in March. We’d need space for 50-60 people to move around in, host a market place, and a shared picnic table.
- How did you hear about the event?
- Who else should ‘we’* be inviting along to really build a strong network that makes stuff happen?
- What are the best ways to reach people with news/stories about cultural/creative happenings/opportunities in Teesside?
*we = all of us!
Please do reply, it’s what keeps us going between picnics!