Coming soon: a rogues gallery of Soup presenters
We have a souperb list of people and groups who have presented so far. Here you’ll find a list of them. As this site continues to develop we’ll build up more info on each project so that you can stay in touch after the event is over. We are a network, after-all.
Lawrie and Stacey
Talking about Recipe, a community group working with people in central Middlesbrough recovering form addiction
Shower me with Love was a charity providing the homeless and hard-up with basic sanitary items. It helped a lot of people during its time.
Open Door, working with refugees and asylum seekers
A community meal on Christmas Day, held at Middlesbrough Community Church
Billingham Parish Church, providing a community meal on Christmas Day
Hands on Middlesbrough is a environmental-focused network seeking to bring life and attention to the green spaces around town.
Sam had an idea for experimenting with innovative energy harnessing techniques, to help us find more sustainable ways of living
Andy is teh pioneer behind an alley scheme in Linthorpe – using resourceful means to bring life and community to his back-alley
Several young people from Coulby Newham pitched on their idea to tidy their neighbourhood
Annalise presented on behalf of an idea to buy fruit and veg and give it out for free to people struggling to afford healhty food in South Middlesbrough
With his community at PCCI in central Middlesbrough, Pride is starting a summer school to equip young people with basic skills and positive role models
Based in South Bank, Chris wants to create opportunities for community to develop – looking towards a hub/café idea in the heart of old South Bank
Park Kidz: As part of the new Tots2Teens program, Dave and his volunteers run a summer detached program in Gresham, rotating around the small parks provinding games life messages
Bulding on the work on Whinney Banks over the last 5 years, Trinity Church is transforming it’s entrance into a café area for the community. They need help decorating the new room
Hannah is putting together places for ‘social eating’. Starting with an evening at mima, diverse groups are encouraged to come together and build community over food – sourced from supermarket stuff that would otherwise go to waste. The food is offered on a pay-as-you-feel basis, maing it accessible to everyone
Fahrenheit bookshop has become a hub for radical idea and helping people on the fringe of society. They are seeking to open space for people using their building to express themselves through art
In the aftermath of sithing cuts to vital services for young mothers, Kate is part of a peer-supprt group offering resources and guidance to breast-feeders in the Teesside area
Emily Hesse and James Beighton
Emily and James started New Linthorpe Pottery as way of connecting Teessiders with the ground under their feet and their longer industrial heritage. Their projects bring together people from lots of backgrounds to make pottery from local clay. Their kiln recently broke and they need support to help them keep going
Working with residents groups in Park End and Thorntree, Emma provides opportunities for people to try new skills and to share passions.
The Hope Foundation offer lots of help to people in Middlesbrough, seeking to improve their skills and emplyability. Alongside their education centre, they want to offer social nights to benefit the people coming along
Morbid is a local historian and poet based in Middlesbrough. He has a massive interest in the development of the town and wants to create a platform bringing together the disparate networks devoted to knowledge about the past in Middlesbrough
Fracking is in the news, with the government suddenly pushing through permission for sites across the region to begin work. Catherine is part of a network trying to oppose fracking because of the danger it poses to our local environment. They will be sharing info about the hydraulic fracturing process as well as showing solidarity with communities in the shadow of wells