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Within so many public sector programmes, speeches on the Big Society, charitable endeavours or social enterprise models you’ll find one ubiquitous term: community. It might be that communities are to be empowered or engaged; they are to be given the … Continue reading
A community (at its best) represents a group of people who may vehemently disagree about almost anything yet despite this are still prepared to give opposing viewpoints a fair hearing. To me, this tension is best represented in the rather … Continue reading
How is it Thursday already? Slightly jaded, with a 50/50 alcohol + caffeine mix in the bloodstream, POPse! marches on to Day 4. Today is all about Big Society…and small communities. What is it? How do we make it real? … Continue reading
Some food for thought before Thursday’s 11am session… Here are ten answers from passers-by on Exmouth Market (between 2.30-3pm on Tuesday 10 May) in response to the question: What do you understand by the word ‘community’? * ‘Togetherness.’ (pensioner) ‘People stabbing … Continue reading
Here at POPse! we’ve been thinking a little bit about the concept of community. We’ve had chequers, origami and colourful posters to entice people in and several people have pressed their faces up against the glass (it’s difficult to tell … Continue reading