What's the idea behind SOUP?
SOUP is a bi-monthly networking and fundraising night, connecting people who care about Boro, supporting 3 great causes each event, putting the power in our hands
We heard about the idea being used in Detroit (USA) and loved it! We’ve adapted it a little to make it fit our context here in Boro!
What's the format? How does it work?
How much should I donate?
How is the money split?
Who organises Boro SOUP?
SOUP started in 2015 as an expression of Hope4Boro, which is a movement working to bring together every-day activists and ordinary radicals who care about Middlesbrough. We love events that simply allow us to share a space with each other and reimagine our town. SOUP matches a lot of our driving principles. We also believe in sharing power and undoing control so Boro SOUP is an emerging thing, independent, with its own planning team . Do you want to be involved? Get in touch on facebook Or chat to the team at an event.
Who can present an idea?
Where is Boro SOUP held?
Our first events in 2019 are at the wonderful ‘Off the Ground’ on Grange Road, TS1 5AS.
We like to try out venues across town to spread the love. We’re also planning some spin-offs later in the year.
Are there any other SOUP events in the area?
There certainly are! Our friends in Stockton are going strong with an event at the ARC. We’re helping start something in Redcar and Hartlepool later in 2019 and Darlington is on the cards. Our team have been trying to keep track and Leeds, Sheffield, York, Hull, Newcastle and Walker all have events we want to visit soon. Friends in Sunderland, Easington, Gateshead and Durham have all talked about starting their own event, too.