Sparks were lit in the UK's second city yesterday as Birmingham's Campfire Beacon staged their first planning meeting. Thanks to @Jan Kimber for hosting.
April is often a great time of year for ideas and we followed the Brighton model using @Mads Ryle's 'Firegram' concept and are progressing towards a few calls to action including:
Cross-community participation via a Campfire event (@Izzy Mohammed)
Waste management initiative @Jan Kimber
Soup Kitchen idea (not feeding the homeless but @Louise Scrivens's suggestion for fundraising meet ups)... to be developed here
Diversity / learning days which can also involve a social (all)
Flyers / PR campaign for Hay festival @Mark Robbins
Meetings re hate crime / identity and linking into politicians and local authorities @David Carter
Broadening membership locally though regular events (all)
In short... much more to come. Next meeting planned for Thursday 24th May (morning) with public-facing event to follow.
Watch this space...