Latest News Sheffield Soup Launch Sheffield Soup is a crowd-fundraising event. At every Soup event, crowd funded cash is democratically awarded to an idea the audience would like to make happen. Without corporate interests or grant-funded boxes to tick. It’s an independent micro-economy with instant results, wrapped up in a fun, social evening where art, community, business and political dialogue become action. On Soup night the audience donate a minimum of £5 on the door. They then listen to four people pitch an idea – Dragons’ Den-style (but that’s where the similarity ends). Pitchers talk for four minutes (no PowerPoint) and the audience can ask four questions. After the pitches, real soup is served and everyone is encouraged to eat together and chat about the ideas. They then vote anonymously on their favourite idea and the idea with the most votes wins. The winner gets to take home all the money taken on the door to fund their idea’s development. The aim for the Soup organisers is to provide a platform that will allow any area of Sheffield to start their own Soup. With a network of independent hubs around the region the concept can move out of the city centre and work in the heart of communities. Sheffield Soup will provide the tools and resources to plan, promote and host a soup night making it easy for all areas to get started. Sheffield Soup will take place at: The Printhouse (previously The Tulip Lounge) 21/23 North Church Lane (city centre) S1 2DH Sheffield United Kingdom Wednesday, 29 July 2015 from 18:00 to 22:00 (BST). We look forward to having you as part of Sheffield Soup’s live crowdfunding! Sheffield Soup is a voluntary organisation with the following advisory panel: Christopher Hill – Element Society Christopher Hill is Chief Operating Officer at Element Society and a Director at Element Enterprises. Through his work with Element, Chris aims to give young people the skills and confidence to achieve the unbelievable and provide them with real power to take action in their community. Hugh Mann Adamson – Ltbl Productions Hugh Mann Adamson is the Managing Director of Let There Be Light Productions a Yorkshire based film and animation company. Founded in early 2010, the company has worked with national and international clients. Alongside the companies corporate work, the company is delving into the world of fictional filmmaking, documentary and television programmes Pennie Raven – HR Guardian Angels and Pecha Kucha Sheffield Pennie Raven, the Founder of Sheffield Soup, is the owner of HR Guardian Angels and Co-Curator of Pecha Kucha Sheffield. As well as a Human Resources and Organisational Development Director. Pennie is also founder of My Life Programme – The Future 500, and Jobs in Sheffield. Justin Rowntree – Silversmiths Restaurant Justin Rowntree is the owner of Silversmiths, a multi award-winning family-run restaurant in Sheffield. Silversmiths specialises in modern Yorkshire cuisine all made from local produce. Jennie Swift – Black Box Productions Jennie Swift is a clinical educator and the lead for simulation at Rotherham Hospital. A professional dancer and performer Jennie is also the Creative Director of Black Box Productions a non-profit organisation, set up to support worthy causes and bring about change through creativity. Brian Trevaskiss – Marketing professional and local printmaker Brian Trevaskiss is Head of Marketing at MoreFrom/MoreComputers online electricals retailers and Systems Assurance IT procurement for corporate and government. As well as being a founding partner of Faberwood online fabric retailer. Brian is also the owner of the Pedal Powered Printing Press and a graphic designer. Eat. Drink. Connect. Share. Choose.