Convention Programme

Presentations, sessions and classes

 
Collaborate. Debate. Network. Share. Inspire!

This is the North

19 November 2019
Beacon of Light, Stadium Park,
Sunderland SR5 1SN
9.30am – 4.30pm

A People's Plan for the North

This year’s #ThisIsTheNorth Convention is in SUNDERLAND!!  As ever, together we will continue to inspire and lead change in the North, and we would love for you to get involved.

Our mission is to bring people together for meaningful dialogue, sharing and action - be they community groups, young people, practitioners, policy makers, opinion formers, businesses, or MPs.

We believe that by sharing platforms with each other, collaborating in formulating a programme for our day and continuing to work together beyond Sunderland we will better understand the issues that affect us all and find solutions that work for more people.

At this year Convention we will be curating a People’s Plan for the North, come and join in this important conversation.

Programme

09.30 – 10.00    

ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION
Refreshments available

10.00

THIS IS THE NORTH

Welcome to Sunderland, Leader Sunderland Council

Introduction to the Convention, Edna Robinson, Chair, People’s Powerhouse

Host throughout the day: Dr Kate Fox

10.30

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS 1

This is the North! Participants can choose from a range of topics curated to reflect and celebrate work happening across the North. Bringing new and different voices into these important conversations - this is your chance to join in and find out more. All sessions have been carefully selected from proposals submitted across the North.

Place based social action and cultural development

National Lottery Community Fund, Kirklees Council and HATCH

How place based social action can bring about radical solutions to complex issues.

Who needs to be involved and how can they be involved, and to identify solutions to any possible issues or barriers that need to be overcome? Testing the difference between cultural development and placemaking.

Sharing both the lessons learnt and places that have inspired us!

11.30     

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS 2

This is the North! Delegates can choose from a range of topics curated to reflect and celebrate work happening across the North.  Bringing new and different voices into these important conversations - this is your chance to join in and find out more. All sessions have been carefully selected from proposals submitted across the North.

Investing in communities

Trafford Housing Trust, The Bread and Butter Thing

Trafford Housing Trust invests around £2 million a year in community activity above and beyond our social landlord function. Our model invests money and time to enable community delivery tackling local needs. Hear what we have learnt through investing in communities.

We will be bringing The Bread and Butter Thing;  a Charity who Trafford Housing Trust have invested in who have responded to the raise in demand for foodbanks with a sustainable mobile food pantry model, making life more affordable for people on a low income to tell you about their work.

12.30     

LUNCH

With networking opportunities to connect your projects across the North. Interactive ways to input into The People’s Plan for the North.

1.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPERT CLASSES

Exploring issues together with people who are practised and adept in their field of work to enable you to broaden your knowledge.

  • Neil McInroy, CLES – Community Wealth Building
  • Ed Cox, RSA – Citizen’s Assemblies
  • Nazir Afzal – The Power of One
  • Arianna Giovannini, IPPR North – Regional Identity
  • Extinction Rebellion – Mobilising on a shoestring

2.30

THE PEOPLE ARE THE ENERGY – diverse thinking, diverse solutions

Short, thought provoking, inspiring, light-hearted, serious, informative sessions to shine a light on how people are flourishing in and helping to grow the North.  All sessions have been submitted openly from people across the North – see website for more info

Chair: Neil McInroy, CLES

3.30

A PEOPLE’S PLAN FOR THE NORTH

The major plenary session exploring what would be in a People’s Plan for the North. Hear from those who have been listening to people throughout 2019 and input your ideas into the Plan throughout the day and in this session.

Chair: Vidhya Alakeson - Chief Executive, Power to Change

4.10

GETTING CREATIVE ABOUT WHAT’S NEXT

A creative response to the People’s Plan for the North and the next steps for making it a reality.

Dr Kate Fox

4.30

Final close and thank you for attending

Our address

The People's Powerhouse
Jenny Sanderson Suite,
Blackburne House, Hope Street,
Liverpool L8 7PE 

07983 609 741
people@peoplespowerhouse.org.uk

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