You did it!

The Concert for People’s Cafe Fundraiser managed to raise (drum roll…) £2773.60! That took us to within just £12.25 of the target. But a couple of donations later, we made it with some to spare. This means we can now take the process through planning, our architect can develop our designs after which we can…

Sell out crowd for the concert for People's Cafe

The fundraising Concert for People’s Cafe was a big success, with a sell-out crowd enjoying a world food buffet, and performances from a range of local musicians. Guests also bid for a variety of experiences and offers in an auction of promises. Held in St Christopher’s church hall on Saturday the 25th of January, the…

Concert for People's Cafe

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,

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…

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…

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…