We’re partnering with the Co-op Foundation and DCMS Space to Connect programme to open up digital spaces and create resources to help people design and activate activities which improve life in Wolverhampton!
Can you help us RE:Activate Wolverhampton?
An offer of support for curiosity and creativity to reconnect people and places while we look towards the pandemic easing.
In August 2020, Wolverhampton residents took part in our RE:IMAGINE gathering where we collectively imagined what Wolverhampton could look like in 10 years. In our RE:IGNITE gathering in September, we started to develop ideas for doing, and specific things people across Wolverhampton can do to lead us closer to our imagined 2030.
WE are now excited to be moving onto RE:ACTIVATE, the next part of the project where locals collectively experiment with ideas and activities across Wolverhampton.
Over the next few weeks we are asking people to co-design the RE:ACTIVATE phase. This involves finding out what different activities people would like to be part of, and what level of involvement people feel they can offer at this time. We want to support a range of activities across Wolverhampton that make it as easy as possible for people to access with whatever energy and time they have (or don’t have!).
If you would like to be involved, or even just offer some thoughts at this stage, WE would be delighted for you to fill in this form.
We are grateful for support from the Co-op Foundation and DCMS Space to Connect programme to help us offer support for curiosity and creativity to reconnect people and places while we look towards the pandemic easing.
We are also developing activity as part of Creative Black Country’s F Words season, a programme of fun, fabulous, feel-good activities that look to bring people together across the Black Country.
WE love to help new ideas to flourish in the city. Here are just a few of the activities which are already taking place, powered by people in our community…
Make your street a place to play!
Did you know that you can apply for a temporary street closure so that children can safely play out?
To help bring Playing Out to our streets in Wolverhampton join our free Playing Out Activation online session which will help you to arrange activities in your street.
This morning! Thu 15 April 11am — 12:30pm – register at Evenbrite.
Online gardening and
Would you like to be part of growing Wolverhampton and surrounding areas?
You are warmly welcomed to come and join this group. Whether you are an experienced gardener or grower who loves sharing your knowledge, passion and even your seeds and plants or someone who has a window box or balcony or even a large garden or allotment and would like to learn how to get started or learn more.
From growing food to wild meadows, foraging to herbs, composting to planning whatever your bag this could be for you. We are group of local people who want to keep sharing the fun of “doing” and learning about gardening and growing over Zoom.
We hope to share ideas, tips, successes and failures all online. Who knows where this will take us
Empowering Social Entrepreneurs
Turn your idea, hobby, interest or passion into a project, enterprise or business that makes a difference to people, communities or the environment.
There’s still time to join this six-week programme to turn your idea, hobby, interest or passion into a project, enterprise or business that makes a difference to people, communities or the environment.
Runs 21 April – 26 May 2021 Wednesday mornings 10am – 12 noon on Zoom.
Trade School Online
Whatever your skill, knowledge or talent we can guarantee you’ll make someone’s day by sharing it.
Following Trade School Wolverhampton 2019, WE teamed up with our friends from Trade Schools in Dudley and Bearwood to activate Trade School Online in 2020 and will be doing this again in 2021. Whatever your skill, knowledge or talent we can guarantee you’ll make someone’s day by sharing it!
Planning session for Teachers:
Tuesday 20 April 10–11am
Repair Cafe Online Network
An alternative to throwing things away!
Repair Cafes are all about repairing things together – saving people money, protecting the environment, strengthening communities and learning new skills together. Wolverhampton’s Repair Cafe network has moved online during the pandemic, join the Facebook group to get involved!