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For the ❤️ of Guildford

I’ll be opening space, as part of my work with Guildford United Reformed Church, on 14th May, for the question:

“What are we going to do to nurture and nourish the spirit of Community in Guildford?”

There’s a booking page with the full invitation, but here’s a little video version I did:

I’ve called it “For the Love of Guildford” but I thought using a heart emoji was cuter, which then led me on an interesting journey of discovery about which places it’s impossible to render an emoji (FB event titles for example!)

As usual, I’m not sure what people will bring to this yet. I’m keen not to imply that there’s a dearth of community spirit here, rather that in extraordinary conditions, it might need something else to help nurture and nourish it. There might be some things missing (again, I find it hard to articulate exactly what – and that’s why a big room full of people is a good idea).

I’m also aware that, despite practicing opening space for nearly twenty years now, this is the first time I’ve done it right on my doorstep with a community that I’m part of. It feels easier to do this kind of thing when I don’t have a direct stake in the outcomes (or responsibility for the situation), so this is growing up a little bit for me.

In any case I’m glad for an excuse to come back and blog here today and perhaps reach some of the brave RSS warriors who are still subscribed 🙂

Help Me See “The Mind of Evil” #llobo

Andy Mabbett pointed this out this morning.  My resemblance to the late Roger Delgado seems to get creepier as I get older.  I’d love to go to this but it’s up in Birmingham and I’m in London.  

Does anybody have a lloyd-shaped hole in what they’re doing around the weekend of 30th that would help me justify a trip up?  Perhaps at the end of the week before, given that the Friday is Good Friday.  For the uninitiated, most lloyd-shaped holes include working with groups of 2 to 200 (or more!) to have amazing conversations and get amazing things done and/or ukulele-accompanied warbling and/or talking about creating value through social media/networking/technology/conversation and many other things besides.

The ideal solution would include a fee, accommodation & travel expenses and of course I’d love it if you’d come with me to see Dr Who and The Master lock horns on Saturday afternoon!