We’re finalising the details for what promises to be a great event. We’re keeping it online again for 2021, and are excited to be coming together to learn, share, celebrate and be inspired. Hot on the heels of COP26 we’re going to exploring the themes around how imagination and storytelling can galvanise communities to be the change they want to see.
If you couldn’t make last year, here’s a snippet of what SkillShare is all about.
Creating our Future Story – Sat 13th Nov, online, 10am–1pm
Is winning hearts and minds the key to realising our vision of sustainable communities in Devon? How can we create action through imagination and storytelling? Join us to hear from:
Rob Hopkins: From what if to what next – building our sustainable future
Voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists, Co-Founder of Transition Town Totnes, Rob Hopkins has recently penned ‘From what is to what if: unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want.’ Hear from Rob about how communities can use creative, positive thinking to secure rapid and dramatic change.
FotoNow: Stimulating change through visual narratives
Plymouth-based social enterprise, FotoNow, has been using the power of film and creative media to enable people’s voices to be heard since 2010. Hot on the heels of their COP26 presentation on how media narrative affects the activist’s communication, FotoNow’s James Ellwood will share their perspective on using visual media to stimulate change from the grassroots up.
Crowdfunder: Using stories to win hearts, minds and open pursestrings! (tbc)
The UK’s biggest crowdfunding platform has helped make 267,000 great ideas a reality, raising over £200 million to date. A Crowdfunder coach will share how to harness the all-important storytelling techniques to win hearts and minds and most importantly, investment in your community cause.
Storytelling in action: Sustainable Tiverton
On July 8, three incredible projects went head-to-head in an exciting 24 hour live crowdfunding climate challenge to win a share of £10,000. CAG Devon’s very own Sustainable Tiverton, the area’s largest community action group, secured first place. They needed to share their story to achieve this. This funding takes them within touch of opening a Sustainability Hub, a dedicated space to take action, share ideas, learn new skills and engage the wider community in building a sustainable future.
You’ll hear from each contributor, then have a chance to ask your questions as they come together for a Q and A Panel. This will be followed by breakout rooms/workshops picking up on the themes shared by the four contributors. Throughout the event you’ll be encouraged to add your climate action promises to our online Pledge Wall.
This event is open to anyone, anywhere with an interest in taking positive climate action in their communities, in whatever shape that is. It’s also open to those in organisations, academics and local authorities who also support community action for a more sustainable future. The event is free.
Booking via Eventbrite.