Ideas week – bishopsgoods yard

Dear All,

As you may already be aware, Ideas Week is coming up soon. If you’ve already signed up, that’s great. If not please find further information below and please get in touch to reserve your place.

Ideas Week is a week long series of exhibitions, workshops and focus sessions at which we hope to establish a shared set of visions for the scheme, this will expand on the parameters set out in the Interim Planning Guidance (IPG). You can access information on the consultation and community engagement process, and on the IPG through the ‘Useful Info’ section of the website. Please go to http://www.thegoodsyardlondon.co.uk <http://thegoodsyardlondon.co.uk>
Please also find attached a diagram explaining the structure of Ideas Week.

We will be staging a number of Focus Sessions and Public Workshops during Ideas Week. Focus sessions look at specific themes as outlined below, they are by invitation and offer the opportunity for local groups, TRA’s, businesses and council officers to discuss elements of the project in a structured and well informed manner.Public workshops are open to all and invite those with an interest to review, challenge and extend the initial outcomes of the focus sessions based on the key themes.

We would really value your particular knowledge and views at the Focus Session events and we hope, as a representative or ‘local expert’ that you might be free and willing to join one, two or all three of our Focus Group sessions on Monday 17th June, running between 4.30-8.30pm and one of the two Public Workshops that will be held between 6.30 and 8.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday, 18 and 20th June. We are also anticipating that some invitees will not be able to attend the Focus Session on the Monday. In this case please book the Wednesday sessions if you’re available.

Focus session structure – Monday 17th June 4.30pm – 8.30pm (if unavailable Monday a second session will be run on Wednesday 19th June):
• 4.30pm Project introduction
• 5pm Theme 1 – Identity & design
• 6pm Theme 2 – Living & working
• 7pm Theme 3 – Public realm & community benefits
• 8pm Plenary session

Public workshop
– The public workshops will be held on Tuesday 18th June and Thursday 20th June 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

All events will be held At the Ideas Week marquee, opposite Shoreditch High Street Station, Braithwaite Street, E1 6GJ

With all this in mind please email back to reserve your place(s), letting us know which event(s) you would like to attend and on which days. Please do book soon to ensure availability.
I do hope you will be able to take part in this. Please get back to us soon to let us know of your plans and any special dietary or access needs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Beverley White

Soundings
148 Curtain Road London EC2A 3AT

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