October 2015

A SOUP-er new scheme!October 13, 2015

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Based at The Boileroom music and arts venue in Guildford, Surrey Soup is a volunteer effort and exercise in community, food, creativity and good times. We are creating new opportunities and lasting cultural exchange with our locality.

So what is Surrey SOUP?
Surrey SOUP is a community-focused and led creative, grassroots crowd-funding project. Ever had an idea, project, or start-up that will benefit the community? Have you struggled to get funding or get the project started? This is the place for you!

At each meeting:
3 applicants will be chosen to present to the audience for five minutes – with three slides – who they are, a picture of the problem, and a picture of the solution. Each presenter can also answer 4 questions from the audience.  Each audience member then casts a vote for their favourite project. The one with the most votes wins the cash. And of course everyone gets a bowl of soup and bread – Everyone is a winner!

Our first dinner will be on Thursday 21st January 2016 – come one come all! You’re welcome to submit a proposal, come along and vote on what approved proposals you think would benefit the locality best; if you’re creative showcase some of your art (be it music, paintings, sculpture), or bring along a dish to share.

Find out more about the SOUP movement here.

Check out a video explanation about the SOUP movement here.

For more information or a proposal form, email lydia@theboileroom.net (large formats available).

Community SundaysOctober 1, 2015

Join us this Sunday for some community fun for all!

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The Sunday Assembly is a global movement for people that wish to come together (on a Sunday) and celebrate life through song, speakers, and workshops. Join us from 11am to find out more about Sunday Assembly, and how you can be involved with the Guildford branch! Free entry, all ages welcome.

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Every Drawing Tells A Story – Comic Book Workshop as part of The Big Draw at The Boileroom. The Boileroom will be taking part in The Big Draw for the third year running. We will be interpreting this year’s national theme Every Drawing Tells A Story by creating our very own Comic Book Strips. If an image can tell a thousand words, why not create a stories’ worth! We will have plenty of inspiration and materials at hand to get the creative juices flowing!

Esoteric screenprinting will be on-hand to begin your story and artistic know-how; be it a graphic novel in the making, or a single frame, let your imagination (and assorted pens) run wild for the afternoon! All ages and abilities are welcome for an informal creative get-together from 1-5pm.

Head to our What’s On page for our full listings.