We caught up with Sheffield Soup founder Pennie Raven and her co-director Jonny Douglas to find out about the Sheffield Soup Movement which moved into its new home – the Sheffield Crucible – in October and has its next event on 29th November.
What is Sheffield Soup?
In five words – eating, drinking, sharing, connecting, funding! We’ve been sociably crowdfunding local people’s ideas since 2015 and it’s all about doing something really good for Sheffield while having a great time. Come along and hear four pitches by Sheffield people who need your help to get an idea, project or business off the ground, or support an existing project or business to fund something you need.
What can new people expect?
We work hard to make a really supportive atmosphere for making new friends and connections, formulating ideas, sharing, connecting, giving advice and guidance and positive encouragement. We’ve a strict ‘no dragons’ policy – we are kind, helpful and willing to give people and ideas a chance.
Who should get involved?
Everyone! Every aspect of Sheffield Soup is delivered by individuals, independent business and service providers giving time, knowledge, goods and services as sponsorship, so that we can ensure all of the door donations go directly to the winning project. You’ll enjoy some lovingly made soup, have a drink or two, and make new friends and contacts!
Date: 29th November
Venue: The Crucible, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
Time: 7pm – 10:30pm
Cost: Entrance fee (minimum donation of £5) goes into the pot for the winning pitch which you get to vote for.