We are excited to be running our first ever 'PEP Talk' event in Canonmills on 24 April. Hosted by The Yard, and with a series of speakers, performers and artists in the nearby old railway tunnel outdoors all around the topic of 'Night in the City' and more creatives uses of city spaces, this promises to be an inspiring event not be missed (register for your free ticket)!
But this more than just a fun evening out. This is an event inspired by our discussions with people local to Canonmills over the past few weeks, and a great way to meet other local people and organisations to build on these discussions, ambitions and opportunities. It is a catalyst to help activate activism. To build on the desires, ideas and aspirations that diverse people in the community already have, by bringing them together to make connections with one another, be inspired by speakers along a relevant theme, and generate ideas and actions together. You can start or join the discussion ahead of the event via the PEP Talks Facebook page or using #PEPtalking.
The theme 'Night in the City' for this first PEP Talk came out of this initial feedback from local people prior to the event. This included frequent mention of the old railway tunnel and how it felt scary to walk through at night, and how the tunnel had great potential for more activities and community events. The PEP Talk event programme has been inspired by these ambitions and opportunities local people have for the area, and will act as a way to make connections with other people interested in developing ideas and possibilities for their local places, all whilst having a fun, informal evening in an unusual city space!
If you'd like to join us at this first ever PEP Talk event, please join us on Friday 24 April at The Yard in Canonmills. Register here for your free ticket.