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Online event will make sure Wolverhampton is for Everyone

By Leigh Sanders | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A ‘social lab’ set up within Wolverhampton to “create positive change” has announced their next virtual event.

Wolverhampton For Everyone. Photo: wolverhamptonforeveryone.org/

Wolverhampton for Everyone was set up by a collective of people and organisations in order to “unlock potential and create positive change within the city”, organisers said.

Their aim is to “enable local communities to participate in creating a vibrant and inclusive city”, giving them agency over things that affect their lives.

The collective are planning their next virtual event on September 30 at 7pm, inviting residents to join the conversation about how they can RE:IGNITE Wolverhampton and make the positive changes they want to see.

Wolverhampton for Everyone was established in late 2018, and in this time has developed a growing movement of residents across the city who have helped to co-design a wide range of innovative events and initiatives including trade schools, repair cafés, temporary street closures to allow children to play outside, TEDx Wolverhampton talks, Make:Shift Festival of Ideas, social entrepreneurship courses and design jams about both creating a playful city and the climate emergency.

Relaxed

Their latest series of events are being held virtually on video conferencing software Zoom due to the current Covid-19 restrictions.

The next event is open to all and will be held on Zoom from 7pm to 8.30pm. Organisers said it will be a relaxed, creative space where people from across the city can discuss and plan how to turn their positive vision into meaningful action and improve life for everyone in Wolverhampton.

There is no requirement to have attended any of Wolverhampton for Everyone’s events before, and all are welcome.

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Co-ordinator Saffi Price said: “Our vision is of a city where every person who lives in Wolverhampton feels able to contribute to and participate in creating the city they want to live and work in.

"Our ambition is to develop a ‘people powered city’ by working as a platform, which means we enable people to co-create activities and projects, in collaboration with others, and through this help to develop thriving and resilient neighbourhoods.

"We would like to invite people from all over the city to our next event, so if you want to be part of this exciting and creative change in how to improve Wolverhampton, then please come along on September 30.”

To sign up for the event RSVP here, and for further information email hello@wolverhamptonforeveryone.org or visit Wolverhampton for Everyone's website.

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders
@LSanders_Star

Senior sub editor for the MNA portfolio and entertainments writer leaning towards features and reviews. Get releases to me at leigh.sanders@expressandstar.co.uk

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