Upcoming Events

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20th October 2019

Come and join us at Battersea Arts Centre, London in imagining and stepping into the future - all welcome.

We will be doing something really rather special and amazing in the great hall at Battersea Arts Centre, with Rob Hopkins of Transition Network and with reflections from Kate Raworth.  Ruth Ben-tovim and Lucy Neal of Encounters will be there. Find out more Book your tickets now . 


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4th November: Art of Invitation Training, Ireland

3 Day Course

4-6th November

Public Discussion 7th November

Masterclass 8th November 

We're delighted to work with independent curator Orlaith Treacy & the Butler Gallery to host the Art of Invitation in Ireland this November, a three day course followed by a public discussion at the Butler Gallery. 

Activating participation is an essential craft, and The Art of Invitation shares a deep and broad range of approaches and experiences to ignite the collective imagination and create the possibilities for change. This course provides participants with the tools and methodologies to engage communities in creative projects in ways that are considerate of our environment. Participants learn through doing, making, reflecting individually and in groups and develop their own plans, activities and skills for change for their own projects, organisations and communities.


The Art of Invitation: Creative Approaches To Community Engagement

1 Day Course

11th December - London

11th January - Bristol


We're excited to be offering the Art of Invitation training in Plymouth, Bristol and London over the coming months, as part of the innovative STIR to Action New Economy Programme.

The Art of Invitation draws on Encounters 15 years of experience using creative methods to bring people together across difference to engage in the ecological, cultural, and social challenges of our time. The training offers new creative tools and approaches that can resource you and your projects, groups, communities, and organisations.

Find out more about the course, book your place or apply for a fully funded bursary.