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The big Lincoln Soup is back!

Posted on 6th October, 2017 by Lincoln Against Poverty

On Saturday 7 October, local people will again come together again to invest in the ideas, commitment and community-mindedness of their fellow Lincolnians.

The Big Lincoln Soup is an opportunity for people with ideas for projects, events or interventions designed to make a difference to the community to make a pitch for the investment of all ticket money raised on the day to help turn their plans into reality.

Members of the public can buy tickets for a lunch (soup of course!) at Lincoln Drill Hall, during which invited individuals or groups will pitch their ideas. The audience will then discuss the ideas over lunch and cast their votes for the project they’d most like to invest in.

Pitches will be a maximum of 5 minutes long and up to 5 questions will be taken from the audience.

Organised by Compassionate Lincoln, this is the third in a series of similar events that seek to support local people in having the resources and confidence to make a difference in their community.

“We know that there are lots of people in the city with great ideas for ways in which things could be made better for local communities so the aim of The Big Lincoln Soup is to encourage and celebrate those ideas and turn them into reality! The ideas we receive are really varied – there are so many ways to make a difference.”

Charlie Kemp, Compassionate Lincoln

The audience will also hear from the winners of the last Big Lincoln Soup – a group from the Moorland area who won an investment of £250 to brighten up the local area with community gardening interventions.

To ensure that all ticket money goes directly to support the selected project, lunch will be sponsored by Cafe Shanti, based on Clasketgate in Lincoln. Other sponsors of the event are Lincoln Drill Hall and OpenPlan, a locally-based placemaking studio.

People wishing to book tickets to attend the event and support the ideas presented can do so through the Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office: www.lincolndrillhall.com / (01522) 873894.

Tickets are £5 each and this includes lunch. All ages welcome.