Hub Events | May 2010
5 May 2010 - Impact Hub

In May:
Tues 4:       Hub | at the Pub | Bar Camino (Regent’s Quarter), 6-9
Thurs 6:     Hub Lates | Election Special | Hub KX, 7-late
Fri 7:          Hub Cinema | Paradiso Series | Hub KX, 7-9
Wed 12:     Hub Lunch | Rural Hubs | Hub Islington 1-2
Thurs 13:  Hub Clinic | Boost your web presence | Hub Islington 1-4
Fri 14:        Hub Lates | Kid I wrote back | Hub Islington 7-10
Sat 15:        Hub Partnership | SHINE unconference | Hub KX, from 11am
Tues 18:    Hub Partnership | Impact investment with h2oPE | Hub KX, 6.30-9.30
Wed 26:    Hub Feast | Outdoors | Culpeper Community Garden from 6.30pm


Hub | at the Pub

Its been a while since we had a social, so we’re having one here.  Hub at the Pub is a good way to meet other Hub members out of the office over a mid week drink and maybe some tapas.
Let us know if you’ll be coming along and then we can keep an eye out for you: [email protected].
Hub Lates | Election Night Special in partnership with nef.
Thursday 6th May, Hub Kings Cross, 7pm-late
The big night is nearing! Come and share the anticipation and excitement of the General Election with The New Economics Foundation and Hub Kings Cross. Featuring an general (election) knowledge quiz with Hub Member’s FutureGov and a press room led by Hub member Kathryn Corrick.
If you’re interested to attend email [email protected] with the subject Hub Booking: election and we’ll send you a sign-up link.

Hub Cinema | Paradiso Series
Friday 7th May, Hub Kings Cross, 7-9pm
It is time for the third film night. For those who missed the last two, our film nights are monthly either at Kings Cross / Islington Hub: a very chilled evening for you, your family and friends to come and watch a free film that has been selected by previous attendees. We are aiming to include as many genres and film styles as possible, so if this one is not quite your thing, keep your eyes open for next months.
Since it’s the even after the elections, we have decided to screen a political drama: Frost/Nixon – writer Peter Morgan’s legendary battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, and their historic encounter. For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency.
Please bring your own food and drink for the evening. These events are free, but please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers: [email protected]
Hub Lunch | Rural Hubs
Wednesday 12th May, Hub Islington, 1-2pm

Now it’s spring and the leaves are beginning to unfurl, don’t you just want to run about outdoors? What if there was a network of rural Hubs where you could get into the verdant British countryside and work remotely?
Would you like to swim in a river after work and eat freshly grown produce? Hold events and workshops in peaceful and grounded surroundings, get you hands in the soil and wake up to wide horizons and birdsong?
What benefits do you think social entrepreneurs could take to the countryside? What could you gain whilst you were there?
Could we help build rural enterprise and extend the Hub network?
Join us for the discussion and bring food to share! Contact [email protected] for more information – more info on Limina here.
Hub Clinic | How to optimise your web presence
Thursday 13th May, Hub Islington, 1-4pm

Hub member Fabrizio Masieri is the force behind, Search Engine Marketing and Digital Promotion Company. During this lunch he’ll show you how to make the most of your project online, reduce your marketing burden and make sure that you will be found from people searching for what you do. You don’t need a prior knowledge of Search Engine Optimization to attend, and the lunch will appeal to those who have approached SEO/SEM and want to understand the strategy behind a successful Search Engine Marketing Campaign.
From 2-4pm Fabrizio has agreed to hold 1:1 meetings to focus on your project in particular, spaces for this are highly limited to please RSVP to avoid disappointment.
Attendance is free for Hub members and £4 for non-Hub members – bring something to eat and something to share! Confirm your place by emailing [email protected] with the subject Booking – SEO lunch, or call 020 7841 8900.
Friday 14th May, Hub Islington, 7-10pm

Poets and lyricists of all genres and experience are invited to share their words, rhymes and voice
at what is quickly becoming London’s second home to open mic-ers at spoken word night Kid, I wrote back – and on Friday 14 May it’s coming to the Hub, Islington.
It’s Kid, with a twist – as we team up with The Little Show Off for audience participation that will get you chatting like a seasoned poetry aficionado.
Kid, I wrote back is the brainchild of Chimène Suleyman – a writer and poet who performs with the Rhymes Won’t Wait collective and Dylan Sage – a writer and Emcee who has entertained across Europe and the Atlantic with the likes of The Nextmen and Breaking Bread.
For tickets, or If you are interested in performing on the night please contact [email protected] or get there early on the night to sign up. Attendance is £4/£3 for Hub members and space is limited so please RSVP to avoid disappointment.

Hub Partnership | SHINE Unconference
Saturday 15th May, Hub Kings Cross, from 11am
SHINE is the biggest unconference in the UK for social entrepreneurs. Over three days, it offers a mini-business school with all the elements you need to grow fast: practical support, inspiration, services, tools and connections.
85% of participants say that SHINE is better than other social enterprise events. 50% say SHINE offers more useful peer-to-peer learning than all business support forums.
For everything you need to know go to: Tickets for social entrepreneurs are £50 for the weekend.

Hub Partnership | Impact Investment with h2oPE
Tuesday 18 May, The Hub, Kings Cross 6.30-9.30pm
Impact Investment – a unique opportunity to combat climate change: £1m share offer for community hydro electric schemes in the UK. Hosted by social entrepreneurs Steve Welsh and Helen Walker from h2oPE (Water Power Enterprises).  The project gives individuals, local businessesand social investors the chance to become members of ground breaking renewable hydro electricity schemes that will provide clean, green electricity.
Steve and Helen will explain more about the concept, share information about the technical aspects of the scheme and answer all your questions on impact investment and the risks involved. The £1m share offer will help fund the capital costs of three community-owned hydro schemes that h2oPE are developing. Any surplus from the sale of the electricitywill fund energy saving measures and other environmental projects in those communities. For more information or to confirm you place please contact [email protected] with the Subject: Hub Partnership – Impact Investment
Hub Feast | in partnership with Food Stuff
Wednesday 26th May, Culpeper Community Gardens, from 6.30pm
The Feast goes outdoors! Come and join us for a massive picnic in the amazing Culpeper Community Garden, in between the London Hubs.
As usual bring a dish to share and chat over a delectable feast with other food-loving people.
Special guests to be announced.
If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch with Eleanor at Hub Kings Cross ([email protected]) or Holly at Food Stuff ([email protected]).