| Helen Sharp
Published by: You’re Welcome
Date: October 2014
We love this series of videos from You’re Welcome of Cirencester Sofa Month. The idea came about during a community meeting where attendees were thinking about ways to engage with local people.
A week later, You’re Welcome took their sofa out into different parts of Cirencester for a month and their designated ‘Sofa Sitters’ invited passers-by to join them for a chat. Members of the public were asked questions including:
As you can see from the videos included in this article, Cirencester Sofa Month led to many great ideas and helped You’re Welcome understand what mattered to local people by talking and listening to them. A great example of creative community engagement!