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Open Project Night’s is the chance for you to really feel the buzz of makers and movers in the borough. Get these dates in your diary for fun-packed evenings of collaboration where everyone is welcome.

Local people, organisations and the team will be getting together for a night of sharing, networking and learning. Whether you’ve had an idea you’ve been thinking about for a while or if you’re itching to get going but not sure how, come along to Open Projects Night and meet local people to collaborative with.

 

Hear about other projects, taste food from the business programme and get designing things to make, share skills and hear from other organisations in the borough - there’s really something for everyone.

During Open Project Nights, the Barking, Every One Every Day neighbourhood shops will be closed. Feel free to join the team at your local shop from 5.00pm to head down together by public transport.

 
 
 
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Open Project Night #1

Wednesday 6 November | 6.00 - 9.00pm Sign Up Here

Warehouse Induction | 5.00 - 6.00 pm
If it’s your first time to visit, come along early and you can have a look around and sign up to be a member to start using the space.

Learning Lab Launch | 6.00 - 7.00pm
The Learning Lab is open, experience what it’s like to learn in a space with no limits! Come to a sizzling dance tutorial with Clarissa, join the photography workshop with Derick and learn how to take social media ready images. Lastly meet local fashion designer Mariam as she talks through ‘Making your first collection’.

Collaborative Business Open Info | 6.00 - 8.00pm
Join this Open Info Session to hear about Every One Every Day’s Collaborative Business Programmes and what it means to join.

Let’s Make It: Preserved | 7.00 - 8:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make Jams or Chutneys? Do you hate food waste and want to learn a way to use surplus fruit of vegetables? Jackie and Margaret are local residents who have learnt how to create jams and chutneys from hand-me-down recipes. Come and get involved in this mass Jam and Chutney making session, bring along some leftover fruits, pumpkins or squash, and learn how to make delicious jams and Spicy Squash and Apple Chutney together.

Speed Networking: Maker Stories | 7.00 - 8.00 pm
This is a great chance to meet lots of makers in the borough. Bring along items, ideas, things or pieces you’ve been working on and show people what you’re about.

 

UnLtd Workshop: What’s Your Big Idea! 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Are you thinking about starting your own social enterprise? Do you have a social issue that you would like to tackle and think you know how to do it. Join UnLtd to hear more about funding opportunities and how to get your idea out into the world.

Business Surgery | Developing Your Business Model | 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Bring your business ideas and work through your business model, including refining your concept, identifying your target clients, cost structure, key partners and more!

Start a Project! | 7.30 - 8.30 pm
Speak to the Every One Every Day team about what projects you’ve been working on, or if you have a project in mind that you would like to start in your neighbourhood.

Open Conversations | 7.30 - 8.30 pm
Do you have a new business idea or a project? Come along and share ideas, interests and inspirations with your neighbours. Join local resident and marketing expert Faiza to discuss how your personal experience and journey can be a part of the unique branding of your product or service.


Open Project Night #2

Wednesday 20 November | 6.00 - 9.00pm Sign Up Here

Warehouse Induction | 5.00 - 6.00 pm

If it’s your first visit, come along early and you can have a look around and sign up to be a member to start using the space.

Speed Networking | Micro-Skill Sharing | 6.00 - 7.00 pm
This is a great chance to meet lots of makers in the borough, bring along items, ideas, things or pieces you’ve been working on and share what you’ve been learning.

Collaborative Business Open Info | 6.00 - 8.00pm
Join this Open Info Session to hear about Every One Every Day’s Collaborative Business Programmes and what it means to join.

Work In Progress | One Hour Website | 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Jay will be sharing the basics of how to set up your own free website and how to take your online skills to the next level. Arrive early on the day and sign up on as spaces are limited!

Start a Project! | 6.00 - 7.30 pm
Speak to the team about what projects you’ve been working on, or any new ideas you have in mind- it really could be anything… and it all start with a chat.

 

Bowled Food Tasting |  7.00 - 8.00 pm
A new collaborative catering co-operative is starting in the borough. Bowled will be serving up tasty treats at events. Come have a taste and give feedback for their new recipes.

Open Conversations | 6.00 - 7.30 pm
Do you have a new business idea or a project? Come along and share ideas, with your neighbours. Local residents Neusa, founder of Free2embraceme and Amanda, founder of Youth Spot Bar, will be also be talking you through their journeys of setting up their businesses, what they do and what inspired them to get started.

Business Surgery | Funding Your Venture | 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Learn about different ways to fund your venture, including through grants, crowd-sourcing, investments, and new potential markets.

Open Room | 7.30 - 9.00 pm
After a successful first outing at Open Project Night, Open Room returns! Take part in an interactive music production session with local producers Ayoba and music enthusiast Edem. This workshop is open to everyone and all you have to contribute is a sound.


Open Project Night #3

Wednesday 11 December | 6.00 - 9.00pm | Sign Up Here

Bulk Bread Starter | 6.00 - 8.00pm
Sourdough is a delicious delicacy and takes time to cultivate and create. Learn how to use a starter dough to create tonnes of yummy bread together. Add seeds to bring out different flavours and make the best bread you’ll ever tasted.

Warehouse Induction | 5.00 - 6.00pm
If it’s your first time to the Warehouse, come along early and you can be shown the whole space where all the makers are making, the cooks are cooking and the growers are growing!

Start a Project! | 6.00 - 7.00pm
Speak to the team about any projects you’ve been working on, or if you have an idea that lots of people could enjoy. It really could be anything… and it all starts with a chat.

Collaborative Business Open Info | 6.00 - 8.00pm
Join this Open Info Session to hear about Every One Every Day’s Collaborative Business Programmes and what it means to join in.

The Listening Barber | 6:00 - 7.00pm
Come to Chika’s pop-up barber shop for a haircut and hear how this Listening Barber is helping kids read aloud.

Business Surgery: Getting Your Idea To Market | 7.00 - 8.00pm
Learn how to take your business idea to the next stage by doing market testing and getting customer feedback on your concept.

 

Sharing Every One Every Day research findings | 7.00 - 8.00pm
Every One Every Day is pleased to share the findings of the Year 2 report. Over the last six months many participants have been interviewed to understand their experiences working with the project and the impact it is having on their lives. This short workshop will describe what has been learned through all the research and activities residents are doing together to make Barking and Dagenham an even better place to live.

Future Food: Growing in Thames | 7.00 - 8.00pm
Get involved in a discussion about the future of food growing in Thames. Share your ideas and hear about the hydroponics growing co-operative that is bringing fresh greens to the area.

Yoga and Stretch | 7.00 - 8.00pm
Claire will be taking us through a sequence of movements and stretches to help you connect with your body no matter how new you are to yoga.

Open Conversations | 7.00 - 8.00pm
Do you have a new business idea or a project? Come along and share ideas, interests and inspirations with your neighbours. Local resident Hazel will be introducing everyone to her de-cluttering business and discussing how de-cluttering can have a positive impact on wellbeing.