December SOUP – ways to get involved in our Wonderful Winter Warmer

For our December SOUP we are here to look after your pre-festive sanity.

We know how it gets towards the crazy season; excess food, shopping madness, busy High Streets, bitterly cold weather and short tempers can catch the best of us out so let the calm of Brum SOUP be the antidote – here’s how to get yourself involved in next month’s all-ages event.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED 01Come along and share the love

Take a load off. The thought of another walk around the city centre, dodging the busy German Market and queuing for shopping is too much so how about investing in a new project instead? Give someone the gift of a new enterprise to start in 2017 by placing your donation on the door and voting for the project you like the most.
We’ll feed you with some warming soup and we guess there will probably be a mince pie in it for you too (if you’re not sick of them by then). Hey if someone starts on the Irish Coffees we won’t complain 😉
Share the Facebook event with your friends here.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED 02 Pitch that project you really want to get off the ground

Start 2017 with cash to help get make your project a reality. Fill out the easy, peasy application, sit back and wait to see if you are shortlisted. If you are you’ll get an email inviting you to do a 4 minute show & tell of your project idea (whatever stage you are at). The winner takes the door money so tell your friends and family to come and vote for you.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED 03Apply for a stall at our Wonderful Winter Warmer Craft Fair

With a week before Christmas we’re offering up to 10 crafters, artists and makers the chance to host their own little stall at our event and sell some items. You’ll have a captive audience of lovely folks who have turned out to support one of four people to win the Brum SOUP funding pot for December. Rather than head in to the busy High Street you can entice our guests with your lovely items and hopefully make a bit of money too.

How to apply for a stall
We’re looking for people from Birmingham and the local area who make their own items whether that is handmade jewellery, jars of winter chutney, scented candles, screen printed artworks, greeting cards, gifts, tote bags, clothing and accessories or homewares. Ideally they will be quality items that can be bought as gifts or as a treat.

Space is very limited so please email us and let us know:
-What you want to sell – please send a couple of images
-Price range of the items you want to sell (from £X to £X)
-A sentence or two about who you are and why you’d like a stall

Email the info to birminghamsoup[@] by the 5th December and we’ll let you know if you have been successful.Cost: Like all SOUP attendees and helpers, we request a donation of £5 (or more) towards the pot for the winning project.

We hope to see you in December for the last SOUP of 2016.


Published by kerryfused

I'm co-owner of Birmingham based magazine's Fused and Area Culture Guide. Along with David O'Coy I produce the magazine's from our offices in Birmingham's city centre.. I am a writer, designer, stylist and all round publisher of lovely magazines.

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