Make:Shift 2015 lifts off for success

The ideas were flowing at Make:Shift 2015 on Saturday as more than 60 people from across the city shared their thoughts on how to ‘Change Wolverhampton with an Idea’.


Make:Shift participants never let us down in terms of innovation and creativity and this year was no exception.

Participants received funding and business advice, and got involved in workshops designed to inspire people to create or enhance their own ideas.

Ideas put forward at the event included:

– A new campaign called ‘Love My City’, aimed at countering some of the negative press Wolverhampton has recently received

– An idea to support people and their families effected by dementia

– An initiative to support homeless people to develop a self-sustaining social enterprise

– Starting Wednesfield in Bloom
– Developing an artist’s quarter in the Chapel Ash area of the city

The creators will now be supported to implement their ideas.

Ideas at last year’s event have taken off, and include:

– Mental Spaces, supporting new and emerging artists in the city with free exhibition and studio space
– Creative Wolverhampton, uniting, supporting and promoting creative industries in the city
– Earth Fire, delivering holistic therapies to the people most in need of this service
Musical Twigs, a multi-media creative arts project aimed at local families

Thank you to everyone for helping to make this year’s event such a success.


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