All sorts of new, imaginative projects are being started by people of all ages, in all sorts of places across Dudley borough. From urban vegetable growing in Wrens Nest, skills sharing through Trade School Dudley, to Crafternoons in Coseley.

But isn’t it difficult and complicated to do things like this?

No, not these kinds of projects. A 7 year old in Wrens Nest started a family cooking project. A small group of people have turned a bit of grass in Dudley into a vegetable patch with planters full of potatoes, tomatoes and broccoli. A team of 10 who had never met before April have launched a community microgranting dinner called Dudley SOUP.

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Come along to an Activate workshop to be inspired by project ideas from across Dudley and around the world. Design your own project using all sorts of resources available where you live. See upcoming dates and register free places on Eventbrite.

What can I expect?

A warm welcome, a cuppa, and fun and friendly session. It’s an opportunity to meet other people who care about where they live. We’ll nurture your creative thinking and take you through a really simple design process.

You will find out how we can support you to grow a team and try out your idea in real life. If your project needs it, there is also funding available through West Midlands Police Active Citizens fund. You will leave with your very own Activate Pack and oodles of ideas.

What should I bring?

Bring your ideas, an open mind and a smile. If you have been talking to friends, family or colleagues about starting something ask if they can come along – just ask them to book a place too.