Coastal communities: community wealth building and local prosperity

Fellowship Event / Online

 -  | BST British Summer Time


  • People & place
  • Communities
  • Fellowship

Join us online for a discussion of community involvement, and prospects for community wealth building in coastal communities across the north of England.

From Scarborough to Morecambe, from Southport to Whitley Bay, some of the same issues crop up time and again.

We’re joined by an expert panel for an hour webinar on the prospects for community participation and regional inequalities in seaside towns and across coastal regions.

Our invited speakers include:

  • Ruth Hannan, CEO of People's Powerhouse
  • Simon Cartmell, secretary of Blackpool Centre For the Unemployed
  • Ben Cooper, senior researcher at the Fabian Society
  • Elena Jackson, co-founder of the Vintage by the Sea festival in Morecambe
  • Rachel Fitzgerald, CEO of Southport Business Improvement District

Taking part in Online Events

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If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments to support your participation, please let the team know by emailing: [email protected].

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Upcoming North England Fellowship events

  • Northern Coffeehouse: Textile Centre of Excellence

    Fellowship Event / Online


    We’re joined by Bill Macbeth from the Textile Centre of Excellence, who supply the world’s premier fashion houses and technical fabric markets. They also provide training with apprenticeships and a range of courses on offer to help keep the textile industry alive.

  • Northern Coffeehouse: imposter syndrome

    Fellowship Event / Online


    Adrian Ashton, author of Loving Your Doubt, will encourage us to better understand what 'Imposter Syndrome' actually is, and how we can deal with it.

  • Northern Coffeehouse: Rivington Terraced Gardens

    Fellowship Event / Online


    We’re joined by Vanessa Ashworth, who helps to run the Rivington Terraced Gardens, described as "a magical place of hidden paths, caves, structures and lakes".