Tuesday, 14 September 2010

What will the event be like?

We want to give you a bit of an idea about the kind of event Spark in the Park is going to be so here are a few shorts videos to give you a flavour of what we are trying to achieve and what previous participants have thought of events which were part of the European Year Against Poverty..

The first one features Patricia Bailey and Amanda Button, participants in the event "Into 2010 European Year Against Poverty" reflecting on the day.

And here is Maeve McGoldrick, from one of our partner organisations Community Links, talking about the Need Not Greed campaign at one of our previous events held in Stratford.

You can find out much more about the event these videos were taken at by clicking on this weblink here.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Booking now open

I'm pleased to announce that booking for the Spark in the Park event on Saturday 2nd October is now open. You can book your places by filling out this short form online here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/spark

As we move closer to the event, this blog will be examining more of the issues we'll be looking at throughout the day and trying to get a better picture of what life for those experiencing poverty is like, and how effective the work that is done to help them is and also how it can be improved.

Event details

Saturday 2nd October 2010

Islington Paradise Park
Mackenzie Road, Lower Holloway
London N7 8NT

A day of performances, presentations from key activists, films, an exhibition of anti-poverty work, as well as the Mayor’s office, local councillors, local MPs and MEPs, even a bouncy castle for the kids. Come along and help us to celebrate the work to alleviate poverty that is already being done and to look forward at how we can best meet the challenges ahead together.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Spark in the Park: an exciting event for October

Taking place during the UK EY2010 week, there will be conference/discussion sessions, an exhibition of anti-poverty activities involving workers, volunteers and people experiencing poverty, publication of London Euroscene Event Special newspaper and a range of fun activities for children. This family event in North London will attract up to 700 people from groups across London as well as from the immediate neighbourhood of social housing on 3 sides of the park.

Given the family-friendly nature of the event, we can foster a deeper and wider understanding of the poverty caused by raising a family in the capital. About 100-150 participants will be registered for the conference element and will be encouraged to formulate an EY2010 declaration. The remaining 550-500 will explore the exhibition of 30-50 stands/themed tents showcasing best anti-poverty practice across London. Visitors will be encouraged to leave their own comments and observations about the issues of the day. Given the photogenic nature of the event, there will be significant city-wide publicity.


Welcome to Spark in the Park's very own blog.

Here is the place to find out everything you need to know about this event, what it is trying to achieve and how we are going to do it.  You can keep up-to-date with our plans, let us know what you think and give us your feedback.