WHAT’S YOUR BIG IDEA FOR PORTOBELLO?
HEART TALK RAN OVER 21-22 NOVEMBER 2021 AND OFFERED ANYONE WHO LIVES OR WORKS HERE SPACE TO HOLD THE CONVERSATIONS THEY WANT ON THE FUTURE OF PORTY.
Here’s our flyer – you can see the more detailed programme here).
WHERE? They were held in a variety of venues (Bellfield, St Mark’s, Wash House, etc). Heart Talk created a programme, so people could join whichever conversations they were interested in. They could join for the whole or part of the conversation, and there were different ways to contribute – from joining in with the chat, to leaving a post-it comment.
HOW? We made an open call to ask folk whether they’d be willing to hold a conversation on their issue. We asked folk to let us know what issue they wanted to host by 21st October, so we could promote it alongside the others on the leaflets and posters, and here online. We offered a facilitator for each one where it’s wanted, and a guide to holding successful conversations.
SO WHAT? See our report and the session notes for more information on what may come out of the conversations.
WHY? These conversations were to find out what our community needs, what the threats and opportunities are, and how we might organise our response. Action Porty is keen to be part of that response where that is useful, and we also hoped other ways of organising can emerge from this process. (See background here)