Hurrah – February is upon us. I can even hear spring. Great events and happenings this month – check them out and pass on to your friends!
All the best,
The Hosting Team…
Hub Lunch | Of Love, Thursday 11th February
Hub Islington, 1-2pm
Valentine’s Day! Kitsch, flowers, candle-light, romance, love. LOVE! Uhoh.
A light-hearted twist on our weekly Sexy Salad Club – bring in food to share and we’ll spice things up a little, set the mood, dim the lights, put on that special album…
This event is free! Bring food to share and you’re welcome to bring a friend. Any questions or marriage requests to [email protected]
Hub Launch | Hand Views – Exhibition & Book, Tuesday 16th February
Hub Kings Cross, 6.30pm
Handviews is released annually: a portrait of people’s opinions through their hands about their current lives and wishes. Hub member Ana Garcia photographed in January in the Hub for the Handviews book and exhibition. Hub members who took part can now see their hands on the walls of Hub Kings Cross and in the Handviews book.
This event is free! Get in touch if you plan to attend: [email protected]
Hub Members Council | Monthly Meetup, Wednesday 17th February
Hub Islington, 5-6pm
The Hub Islington Members Council is a monthly meeting open to all members. We talk about things we would like to see going on in the Hub and discuss with Hosts how best to get make them happen. We have a monthly budget of £100 and 16 hours of time, so we can use of this to prioritise new exciting projects.
All Hub Islington members are welcome, if you plan to attend please email [email protected]
Hub Pioneers | Professor David Nutt, Wednesday 17th February
Hub Islington, 6.30-8pm
Professor David Nutt was until November 2009 Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Since being asked to stand down by the Home Secretary he has now set up the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, with four of the five members of the ACMD who resigned with him last year. Its mission is to make public the evidence on the relative risks and harms of drugs without regard to political sensitivities.
The circumstances around his dismissal fired national debate not just about the impact of drugs, but also the boundaries between science and politics and the role of Government in our society. He will join us to speak more about his work and take questions.
The Hub Pioneers series is an opportunity to meet people at the forefront of social change who may not necessarily be seen as social entrepreneurs.
Attendance is £4 for Hub members and £5 for non-members – space is strictly limited so please email [email protected] or call 020 7841 8900 to confirm your place.
Hub Office Hours | with the Public Sector Innovation Unit from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills,
Tuesday 23rd February
A representative of the Public Sector Innovation Unit (PSI) from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will be working out of Hub Kings Cross from 2-4.30pm the 23rd Feb. The interests of the PSI Unit lie in exploring the opportunities to connect innovative entrepreneurs with government, in order to support fresh thinking within the public sector in both policy making and service delivery.
Hub Kings Cross, The PSI from the Dept of BIS and, Volans invite you to come and connect to use this exciting opportunity to be in touch with a representative of the UK Government. This representative will be joined by a member of the Volans team who will be able to share insight on how partnerships between entrepreneurs and the private and public sector can be catalytic and mutually beneficial for all parties involved.
This is an informal drop in session. If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at Hub Kings Cross ([email protected]). Please note: the UK Government representative is not responsible for the funding arrangements for social enterprise and so will not be at the Hub to advise on this. However, they will try, where they can, to point you in the right direction.
Hub Partnership | Investor Speed Dating in association with ClearlySo, Tuesday 23rd February
Hub Kings Cross, 7pm
Social enterprises have two minutes to pitch to each of our carefully selected investors. Investors will then have two minutes to ask questions about your business, capital requirements and expected financial and social returns. After this more formal part of the evening ClearlySo hosts drinks at the bar downstairs… often where the real connections are made!
If you are interested to take part please contact Simon Evill from ClearlySo on 020 7281 7913.
Feast | Hosted by Hub Kings Cross & Food Stuff, Wednesday 24th February
Hub Kings Cross, 7pm
On the last Wednesday of every month, Food Stuff and the Hub host a feast. The invitation is for people who love food, cooking it, talking about it and most of all, eating it, to come along with both an open mind and a dish to share to eat with people that feel the same.
An informal evening with a very loose agenda, we hope to create a feast where conversation about food, life, love and everything in between, can flow freely. In February we’re very excited that Andy from Mindapples (an online campaign that encourages us to explore the five a day we need for our mental health) has put the date in his diary and will be thinking about the dish he’s going to bring. Whether you’re keen to talk more about Mind Apples, or a million other things, we look forward to seeing you there.
If you are interested in joining please get in touch with Eleanor at Hub Kings Cross ([email protected]) or Holly at Food Stuff ([email protected])
Hub Islington, 7-10pm
Premiered in the 2009 London Film Festival and heralded by the Sunday Telegraph as “Thrilling” and “Revolutionary”, Starsuckers exposes the toxic effect that the media and celebrity are having on our world. Filmed in secret over two years, Chris Atkins (of award-winning Taking Liberties) and his production team posed as tipsters, making up stories for the tabloid press and seeing how far they could get. Chris will be joining us to introduce the film, and for Q/A at the end.
Tickets are £4 to Hub members and £5 to non-members. Space is limited so email [email protected] to reserve your place, or call 020 7841 8900.