A week-long festival to mark the season finale of Impact Hub Birmingham. We invite you to join us as we collectively reflect, celebrate, give thanks and dream together.

Monday 28th October - Monday 4th November

PAUSE is packed full of some of the best moments we've shared over the course of Impact Hub Birmingham's history, celebrating with ultimate versions of our regular community programming such as Open Project Night, mission takeover days to share the evolving ideas of #RadicalChildcare, DemoDev and Creative Resistance, as well as a chance to reflect, futuregaze and party hard over dinners, performances, workshops and more.

Whatever your connection to or interest in Impact Hub Birmingham, we'd love you to join us to make it a week to remember, be present with one another and imagine all that is possible for Birmingham beyond this particular chapter we’ve shared.


Programme


EVENTS

Hub Breakfast Club

Hub Breakfast Club Join us for a slap up hub breakfast, because nothing good ever happened on an empty stomach. For the first event of our closing festival, we’re doing what we do every monday morning – trying to take… More

Make + Maintain

Starting on Monday 28th October and running all week, Make + Maintain will turn the Playspace into a proper playground for makers, dreamers and artists. We have started talking a lot about our next evolution being a regenerative business, one… More

Open Project Day + Night

Over the last 5 years, 6.30pm – 10.30pm every Monday has been Open Project Night, throwing the doors of Impact Hub Birmingham open wide to imagineers working on projects, ventures and ideas focused on unleashing a fairer, more equal and… More

Creative Resistance Day

Over the last three years of building and growing, a core part of our work has involved hosting, producing, designing and creating moments that keep the movement vibrant by platforming, enabling and celebrating resilience, courage, and tenacity. Creative Resistance is… More

Birmingham SOUP x PAUSE

Birmingham SOUP is back with a special event to celebrate Impact Hub Birmingham’s closing festival! SOUP gives residents the opportunity to learn about projects happening in Birmingham and vote on the project that they believe is the best benefit to… More

Hub Talks x Yellow Wednesdays

Over the last 5 years we have been implicitly growing our reputation for bringing together a programme of world class writers, thinkers, filmmakers, performers and more. From deliberate and nuanced #HubTalks with writers such as New York Time #1 best… More

#RadicalChildcare Takeover

Join us to celebrate our children’s membership at Impact Hub Birmingham as part of our closing festival, PAUSE.   We started the #RadicalChildcare journey back in April 2015 with Amy’s childcare utopia workshop exploring what a more relational, affordable and… More

The Great Hub Bake Off

The Great Hub Bake Off   From Afternoon Tea to Food for Thought, Thursdays at Impact Hub Birmingham have always heralded cake and connections around our workbench, as members, guests and friends swap skype calls for scones, focus for friendship,… More

The Value of Civic Assets

Who creates value and who captures value? How we invest in our cities is broken. Join us to explore this question and more in this first of two workshops launching our CIVIC SQUARE Neighbourhood Lab as part of Pause: Impact… More

CIVIC SQUARE Dinner

  To close Day 5 of PAUSE, we will be hosting a strategic dinner to talk through the finer details of CIVIC SQUARE with a close knit advisory, investing and supporting group. For more about the vision click here, and… More

Hub Artists Assembly

Hub Artists: Assemble! As a final Impact Hub Birmingham celebration of Digbeth First Friday, we are hosting a Hub Artists Assembly bringing together key moments and practitioners who have been part of hub’s creativity, from deep involvement in our systems… More

Port Loop Site Visit + Babs on Bikes

Port Loop Site Visit Following the launch of our CIVIC SQUARE Neighbourhood Lab on Friday, we invite you to join us for a site visit to Port Loop. Join the team for a mini tour of the Port Loop site,… More

The Closing Party

To celebrate a huge 5 years at Impact Hub Birmingham, we invite you to our biggest party ever.   Showcasing the legendary talent we’ve been lucky enough to work alongside in the city, join us to raise the Walker Building… More

Family Lunch

“Nothing of significance was ever achieved by an individual acting alone. Look below the surface and you will find that all seemingly solo acts are really team efforts.” — John C. Maxwell One of the most beautiful and unexpected phenomenon’s… More

Impact Metrics in an Uncertain Future

“We have to connect our imaginaries of preferred urban futures to experimentation in the here and now. What really matters is the evolutionary potential of the present rather than waiting for some cognitive consensus of the future.” – Mark Swilling,… More

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Best Wishes

“The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.” ― Alain de Botton Ten months on from the launch of Best… More

Reflect || Celebrate || Give Thanks || Dream

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” —Albert Einstein The motto of the City of Birmingham, dating back to 1839, has been ‘Forward’, a statement… More

From Impact Hub Birmingham to CIVIC SQUARE

CIVIC adj. about the city; relating to municipal administration; the duties or activities of people in relation to their place. SQUARE n. a large open area traditionally found at the heart of a town; used for community gatherings; a place… More

The Final Year

Over the last 5 years we have collectively crafted a 6000 sq. ft collaborative space designed to make it easier to do the work that matters, acting as a physical and social habitat for projects, practices, organisations, events and ideas.… More

The DFCIHB

 

Looking for practical information about the closing of Impact Hub Birmingham?

Look out for the Department for Closing Impact Hub Birmingham logo across our site, and visit the page for updates to guide you through the final months in our Walker Building space.

birmingham.impacthub.net/closing