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Think about the spaces that are available to you.

Do you have indoor or outdoor spaces? Have you got access to a single large room or several small ones? If you don’t have a space that can host visitors is there another organisation that might share theirs for a day?

Different spaces lend themselves to different activities. You may want to host your conversations as a series of fixed activities in one space or get people to move through a series of spaces by taking them on a tour or site visit.

Don’t worry if the spaces available to you do not feel celebratory – there are many ways to dress a space to make it feel special and inviting.

Last year, the venues used included a whole range of different spaces:

  • Church halls
  • Community centres
  • Schools
  • Pubs
  • Cafes
  • Sports Centres
  • Public spaces