The Hub | June events
31 May 2010 - Impact Hub

Hi Hubbers,

What a great month of events coming up!

And even better news tha, Morris dancers have seen their kit spiced up for the modern day.

Let’s welcome in the summer in style, see you soon,


In June:

Wed 2:      Hub Futures | Water Power Enterprises | Hub KX, 6.30pm
Wed 2:      Hub Lunch | Innovation in the NHS | Hub Islington, 1-2
Thurs 3:     Hub Lunch | Public World | Hub KX, 1-2
Fri 4:         Hub Cinema | The Big Lebowski | Hub KX, 7-9
Sat 5:        Hub Lates | My Voice is the Door | Hub KX 5-8
Sun 6:       Hub | A Day Without Money | Battersea Park, 12-5.30pm
Mon 7:      Hub Futures | Transition Kings Cross? | Hub KX, 7pm
Tues 8:      Hub Office Hours | Dept BIS and Public Sector Innovation Unit | Hub KX, 2-4pm
Thurs 10:   Hub Partnership event | Net Impact | What’s hot in CSR market | Hub KX, 7pm
Thurs 10:   Hub Culture | Rambling Restaurant | Hub Islington 7.30pm
Fri 11:       Hub Culture | World Cup Screening | Hub KX, 4pm
Tues 22:    Hub Partnership | Rural Hubs | Hub KX, 7-9pm
Fri 25:       Hub Trousers | Wrong Trousers Day | Hub Islington, all day
Wed 30:    Hub Tech | Mozilla Add-ons Workshop | Hub KX 6.30pm


Hub LuncJune - NHS1h | Innovation in the NHS
Wednesday 2nd June, Hub Islington, 1-2pm

Director of IP management for NHS Innovations London, Alan Driver has 25 years experience taking new products and technologies to market in the healthcare sector. He will join us to share the NHS’ approach to innovation, tell the story of what’s worked and what hasn’t, and consider the impact of the new government on the future for innovation in the NHS.
Join us for what will be a rare and timely insight into healthcare in the UK.
Attendance is free for Hub members and £4 for non-Hub members. Places are limited so please write to [email protected] to confirm your place. Bring food for yourself and something to share!

Hub Futures | Water Power Enterprises with h2oPE
Wednesday 2nd June, Hub Kings Cross, 6.30pm

You are warmly invited to meet Social Entrepreneurs Steve Welsh and Helen Walker from h2oPE (Water Power Enterprises) on Wednesday 2nd June. This, the first £1m social share offer for community hydro in the UK, gives individuals, local businesses and social investors the chance to become members of ground-breaking renewable hydro electricity schemes that will provide clean, green electricity. This is Impact Investment – a unique opportunity to combat climate change, and a chance to demonstrate commitment to a sustainable environmental project. Please come along and find out more.
Attendance is free and refreshments will be available. Please contact Helen Walker for more information: [email protected]

June-publicworldHub Lunch | with Public World – The Politics of Development
Thursday 3rd June, Hub Kings Cross, 1-2pm

Hub Kings Cross & Hub members Public World welcome Francisco Mora, president of the Colombian Transport Workers’ Union to the Hub for a lunchtime discussion led by Steve Commins, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA.
Bogota’s Transmillenio has become a model for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a modern approach to urban public transport that is being copied globally. Many have gained from a better planned, cleaner bus system, of course, and regulated public transport is vital to make cities more sustainable. Yet the picture presented by much of the international development community is far rosier than the reality. Come and hear:
•   How a system designed to make quality bus services accessible to the poor is too expensive for many of them to use •   How the transnational companies that operate the buses take big profits out of a system built with public investment •   How tough it is to stand up for workers’ rights in a country where doing just that can cost you your life.
This lunch is free and will take place in the Boardroom at Hub Kings Cross. RSVP to [email protected] by 1st June.

June - big-lebowski-glassesHub Cinema | The Big Lebowski
Friday 4th June, Hub Kings Cross, 7-9pm

So here we are at our fourth film night. For those who haven’t attended before, 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.
Because many of our movie choices lately have been of the serious kind, it’s time to lighten the mood, and get you all laughing!
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]

June - PianoHub Lates | My Voice is the Door
Saturday 5th June, Hub Kings Cross, 5-8pm

THE MUSIC AND THE RHYME: join us for a unique night of music and poems, featuring seasoned performing artists: Wills Morgan, Helen Cocks and Jeremy Limb. Wills Morgan will be reading a collection of poems, including a newly commissioned edition of Poems of Love with words by Lillias Forbes and music by Erik Chisholm. Partnered with pianist Lesley-Anne Sammons, the evening promises to be an elegant night of piano, songs and poems, with music by Henry Purcell, Josef Haydn, Roger Quilter, Bernard van Dieren, Stephen Foster, Ned Rorem and Erik Chisholm.
Wills Morgan is probably best known for his starring roles as Montel the “adult baby” and Jesus in Jerry Springer: The Opera, a multi-award winning musical burlesque.
Attendance is free for Hub members and £6 for non-members. Space is limited so please RSVP to Wills Morgan at [email protected] to avoid disappointment.

June - no moneyHub | Picnic
Sunday 6th June, Battersea Park, lunchtime

A day without money?!
A free-form gathering / picnic of local strangers, swapping food, clothes, books, recipes, games, skills, ideas, and a lot more… Most importantly we need you to be there! Join us in Battersea Park on the 6th June – see us on facebook
We are also looking for anyone who would like to be a part of it to make this a successful, creative jamboree. Contact: [email protected]. Spread the word about this free event to hang out, play and connect with people whilst enjoying and celebrating the summer! In association with Picnic4Degrowth.

June - transitions kings crossHub Futures | Transition Kings Cross?
Monday 7th June, Hub Kings Cross, 7pm

A Transition Initiative is a community working together to look at Climate Change issues and taking action to locally reduce the community’s carbon emissions by energy transition away from fossil fuels.
Some individuals and organisations in the Kings Cross area are planning to start a local transition group to see what action they can take.  Come and join the likes of Alara, Create KX, Get More Local, Hub Kings Cross, Argent and others, to see what we can do.
Attendance is free but RSVP requested so we can prepare for the right numbers, to [email protected]

BIS logoHub Office Hours | with the Public Sector Innovation Unit from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Tuesday 8th June, Hub Kings Cross, 2-4pm

Representatives from both the Public Sector Innovation Unit at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Volans, a think tank consultancy focussed on social innovation and entrepreneurship, will be working out of Hub Kings Cross on the 8th of June between 2pm and 4pm.  The interests of the Public Sector Innovation 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.  Volans is similarly interested in working with social entrepreneurs and helping them find ways of scaling their enterprises through partnerships with the private and public sector.
Hub Kings Cross, the Public Sector Innovation Unit from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Volans invite you to come and connect to use this exciting opportunity to be in touch with a representative of the UK Government.
Appointments are 20 minutes and on a first-come first-served basis, 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.
June - Net impact logoHub Partnership event with Net Impact | What’s hot in the CSR job market?
day 10th June, Hub Kings Cross, 7pm

Join us for an in-depth presentation of the results of the 2010 Corporate Responsibility Salary Survey. Completed by nearly 600 CR professionals worldwide this year’s results are some of the most exciting ever, and provide clarity and transparency to the roles, salaries and backgrounds of the professionals working in this space. This informative study on the CR industry is in its third year and was conducted by specialist recruitment consultancy Acre in partnership with Acona, a sustainability consultancy, and the publication Ethical Performance.
This event will be lead by Acre’s Managing Director Andy Cartland alongside Rufus Bullough, a CR & Sustainability Associate at Acre. Acre is a leading recruitment company in CSR, Sustainability and Climate Change now in its seventh year of placing influential professionals in key CSR sector roles.
Following the event, there will an opportunity for networking with sustainable refreshments from The Hub bar.
There are five free places available for Hub members. To sign up please visit:

June - love foodHub Culture | Rambling Restaurant
Thursday 10th June, Hub Islington 7.30pm

Join us for a three courses of culinary delights with the Rambling Restaurant, one of London’s most celebrated underground restaurants here at Hub Islington. With appearances at the Secret Garden Party Festival, Somerset House, art galleries and railway arches across London, Abi Rambler has received critical acclaim from Time Out, the London Paper as well as coverage on BBC News.
Attendance is £25 for Hub members and £30 for non-Hub Members. Space is strictly limited so please contact Abi at [email protected] to book your place at this unique occasion.

Hub Culture |June - World Cup1 World Cup Screening
Friday 11th June, Hub Kings Cross, 4pm start
The 2010 World Cup tournament is here and we, like the proud city of Johannesburg are looking forward to hosting a screening of the first opening match game.South Africa vs Mexico, 4pm…Yes, that’s right, we are encouraging you all to finish work early and come crack open a beer with us to kick off the World Cup and cheer on the teams!
This event is free for Hub members and their friends.

May - Limina lunchHub Partnership | What will Rural Hubs look like?
Tuesday 22nd June, Hub Kings Cross, 7-9pm

What would your Rural Hub look like and how would it work for you? Limina has formed to explore the possibilities of rural Hubs and innovation centres.
For this event we’re lucky to be joined by celebrated author/blogger John Thakara, as well as Pat Bowcock from Ourganics, and representatives from CLEAR Village, Findhorn, Schumacher College and the Centre of Alternative Technology, to hear the success stories of other rural enterprises, who are leading the way. Join us to see where we can go from here!
This event is free for Hub members and £5 for non members. For more information and to book a place contact [email protected]

June - wrong trousers dayHub Trousers | Wrong Trousers Day
Friday 25th June
, Hub Islington, all day

Join us and thousands of others around the country wearing their favourite pyjamas to raise money for children in hospitals and hospices all around the UK. For the last few years we have proudly supported Hub members Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Foundation in their annual campaign to look silly and raise money. We’ll be doing stuff throughout the week, so be ready to take part and do your bit!
Anyone can join us to work at the Hub Islington on the Friday as long as you’re suitably attired. For more information on how to get involved in the Wrong Trousers Day visit

June - mozillaHub Tech | Mozilla Add-ons Workshop
Wednesday 30th June, Hub Kings Cross, 6.30pm

After spreading add-ons love last year in Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Florence, Mozilla are psyched to announce that they be starting a new series of workshops this year, the first of which will take place in Hub Kings Cross! This free and open event is for anyone interested in learning more about Mozilla add-ons, about HTML5 and about the next version of Firefox.
This is a unique opportunity to hear a great line-up of speakers flying in from the four corners of the planet. To learn more about the event see here.
Attendance is free but RSVP required:  Sign up here: