Choose Love, the world's first store where you can buy real gifts for refugees, contains practical items like tents, nappies and sleeping bags. But instead of taking them home, each purchase buys a similar item for someone who truly needs it.
Imad will be serving the best falafels in London (no joke) with £1 from every purchase will go to Choose Love.
The cafe will also showcase a series of prints designed by different artists who have adapted the well known logo. All will be available to purchase and 100% of the proceeds go to help refugees.
Lucy Grainge is a research lead visual artist and designer based in Glasgow. Her work is often community based, visually characterised by a strong use of colour, shape and pattern. Grainge’s recent illustrative work explores the experiences of people with Dyslexia, and its link with creativity. She has had two solo exhibitions; at The National Centre for Craft and Design in Lincolnshire and Out of the Blueprint in Edinburgh, and has lead creative Dyslexia workshops with young children in Scotland and England. She is co-founder of Psyche Publication, an award winning mental health and socio-political risograph magazine.
Lucy will be running workshops for all ages exhibiting her work as well as running workshops. The space will be interactive and welcoming, encouraging attendees to get creative.
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Marbling
4:30pm-5:30pm - Poster Making
Lucy will also exhibit her publication - ‘A Different Way of Brain Processing’ which aims to give a broader understanding of dyslexia, celebrating its diversity rather than seeing it as a disability. She will be on hand to talk through her book and how it specifically affects those in the Tech/creative world.
Help someone leave homelessness. Beam is the world's first crowdfunding platform that helps train up homeless people to get into employment. Funded by the Mayor of London and winners of the London Homelessness Awards, Beam has rapidly proven a powerful new model in helping disadvantaged people to reach their potential.
Bagboard are challenging the way the advertising industry currently works. They are on a mission to reduce and remove plastic by creating a bag which when you scan contributes to removing plastic out of our oceans
For every day that someone scans one of their bags, they direct some of the money from their advertisers to recycle 100 single-use plastic bags.
We're hugely passionate about learning and developing ways to make the running of our events as sustainable as possible. We’ve posted an update on the journey we've been on since the April 2019 edition of the even and what we’ve learnt whilst trying to decrease the environmental impact of the event – check that out here.