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The Unusual Suspects Festival
02/09/2014 @ 08:00 - 05/09/2014 @ 17:00
During four days, SIX, Collaborate and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation have designed a festival that will bring together the ‘unusual suspects’ – individuals and organisations from youth clubs to royal societies who are making real social change happen by working together in new and different ways. Blending international expertise and innovation with local thinking and practice from across the UK, this festival will feature a collection of interlinked events that will draw out the ways in which collaboration and social innovation can work in sync – and ask how this can help address some of the most difficult issues we face in society today.
We will be working with the experts in the field to host a variety of sessions that explore the challenges, possibilities and processes of collaboration. This collection of events will ensure that those working to collaborate and improve public services in the UK can draw from the growing field of international social innovation, tapping in to a global repository of ideas, methods and people which they might otherwise be unaware of; and, conversely, that the social innovation community can learn from direct exposure to a different set of issues and actors who are tackling social challenges every day.