First Monday of the Month: Monthly update

As we rapidly approach the launch of our Beta site, this is an attempt to sum up what’s happened over the past month, and where possible look at what’s coming up.

Our intention is to provide this monthly update at the start of the month, with it in the form of a proper newsletter in due course. Until then, we’ll post the update on the blog. Happy Reading!

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Makers’ Meetings

We’ve held six Makers’ Meetings in the past month. These have offered us a great opportunity to explain the project to potential sellers and get their feedback on our emerging online marketplace. As a result of these sessions we’ve been able to fix lots of bugs and also identified questions and issues which we might have missed.

Feedback from the sessions about Makerhood has been great, and attendees also welcomed the chance to meet fellow Makers. A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended.

Due to popular demand, we’ve added one more session on Thursday 7 July, 6.30pm, Cafe Roha (103, Acre Lane). Please book in the form at the bottom of this page please

You can read what local photographer Laura Ward said about the session she attended on her blog.

 

Local People love the idea of Makerhood

During June we published the results of an online survey which asked people about the Makerhood concept and the philosophy behind it. From great quotes to five key conclusions, the input from 106 people who took part has been invaluable. If you don’t want to read the full post outlining the key conclusions, spend 30 seconds looking at some nice graphs which sum up your thoughts.

 

People who inspire us

We’ve started to produce irregular interviews with local people who have inspired us. These have proved to be very popular, so we’ll have more in future months. Check out previous interviews with artist Pam Williams, Urban Art Fair’s Tim Sutton and Stockwell based Sweet View.

Not to be out done, Kristina also did her own video with VisionOntv after the OpenTech conference at which she spoke. Click here to watch the five minute Makerhood OpenTech video.

 

Meet Us and Get Involved

Finally just a reminder of some pre launch meetings we have coming up, including drinks, which you are very welcome to join us at!

If you want to volunteer with Makerhood, as well as sell your wares, then our doors are always open. In the past month we’ve been very lucky to have Kim, Chris and Viv join us, but we’re always hungry for more help. So if you want to get involved in whatever way you can, email us: hello@makerhood.com – and let’s chat!

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Two new Makers’ Meetings added

Due to popular demand we’ve added two new dates to the diary.

  • Saturday 18 June, 10am – 11.30am at Cafe Roha 103 Acre Lane, Brixton
  • Thursday 23 June, 6.30pm, also at Cafe Roha.

Each session lasts about 90 mins. They are very informal, and designed to give you an opportunity to explore the Makerhood (beta) website, find out more about the project, meet the team and see how you could be a part of this exciting new online – and offline – community.

We’ve had a great response from our first two Makers’ Meetings, including the fact that many local makers love the chance to meet people like them who are doing creative things.

So, as well as finding out more about Makerhood, these sessions are also a chance for you to grow your network and meet interesting local people with similar passions and interests to you.

We’ll post more about what we’ve learned from the sessions in due course. In the meantime, find out more these sessions – including the other dates available – here.

Do sign up, tell your friends, and come along!  We look forward to meeting you.

Fancy selling through Makerhood? Come and meet us

The excitement is rising, as the basic infrastructure of the pilot Makerhood Brixton site is in place. So now we’re organising workshops to get the first sellers on board.

If you’re a local maker, artist or grower, these meetings will give you the chance to:

  • learn how the site will work and set up a test stall
  • discuss commercial and legal issues around selling online
  • give us feedback.

Details of workshops are as follows:

Date

Time

Place

Thursday 9 June

7-8.30pm

The Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

Saturday 11 June

10-11.30am

Café Roha, 103 Acre Lane, Brixton

Tuesday 14 June

7-8.30pm

The Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

Friday 17 June

4-5.30pm

The Poet Bar, 214-216 Railton Road, Herne Hill

Saturday 18 June

3-4.30pm

Sun and Doves, 61-63 Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell

Saturday 25 June

3-4.30pm

Café Roha, 103 Acre Lane, Brixton

For more information, see Makers’ Meetings.

If you’d like to join, please tell us: