Concert for People’s Cafe – coming in January

We are going to have a party to raise funds for People’s Cafe, and we’d like you to join! Saturday 25 January, 7pm. Live music, world food buffet and an auction of promises to help raise funds for the People’s Cafe
Where: at St Christopher’s Church Hall, Felix Avenue, Luton, LU2 7LE,

Our crowdfunder is live!

We’ve drawn up the plans, shown them to as many people as we can, and fine tuned them with loads of your suggestions. You know what comes next – help us make it happen! We’ll need some major funding to refurbish and transform the building, and we’ll be turning to larger fundraisers for that. That…

We’re halfway there

Good news – our crowdfunder campaign crossed the magical 50% mark last week. We’ve been bowled over by the generosity of High Towners, and it was great to meet a wide range of people at the High Town Festival and the churches picnic. With half the money still to find, we could really do with…

Half term events and next steps

Two more Cafe related events to tell you about over half term. First of all, we were able to present the cafe plans at the Youth Network’s Community Eco-Iftar. The event was an opportunity for inter-faith dialogue around the theme of young people’s aspirations. It was great to be able to support the event, meet…

Video: what’s the plan?

We had a good turnout today for our public consultation at St Matthew’s Primary School, and then across the road in the evening at St Matthew’s Church. Thanks to all who came along and asked questions! In this video, Sam Willis explains the idea behind the cafe: Didn’t get along? Don’t worry, you can view…

Have your say on your new cafe

We’d like to invite you to meet the architect for the People’s Park cafe, and share all your thoughts and ideas. St Matthew’s School are kindly hosting us, and we’d love to see you there. Spread the word!

Photos from our Easter consultation

On Easter saturday we were able to welcome dozens of people through the building and our plans for it. Thank you to all those who came along to see for themselves! Information boards were hung up on the side of the building, and David Landau and Konni Deppe talked people through the possibilities. Tours of…

Easter fun day and consultation

Join us on Easter Saturday for a family fun day in People’s Park, 2-4pm. There will be a nature trail, craft activities, games and a pay-what-you-like bouncy castle. The proposed designs for the cafe will be on display, and you’ll be able to walk around the building and see it for yourself. The family fun…

St Matthew’s School assembly

Thanks to St Matthews Primary School for letting us tap the wisdom of your students at our consultation. All sorts of ideas were generated for layouts and menus, and the team were inspired by your enthusiasm and creativity! We want as many people as possible to tell us what they’d like to see in the…