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Change-makers invited Royal Society of Arts event in Andover

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If have an early-stage idea to promote social change, we have teamed-up with the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) to help support the area’s aspiring change-makers.

The event at Love Andover HQ on Andover High Street is to encourage people who want to make social change to pitch, share and discuss ideas.

The evening was the idea of local RSA Fellow Andrew Middleton. He is already working on projects to encourage people over 50 to find new and exciting life-paths.

The event is this Tuesday (26th November 2019) where Mr Middleton will discuss his I’m Not Done Yet proposition. He says, “We are the INDY’s: the I’m Not Done Yet’s, the trailblazers, the innovators… those who are living life with passion and purpose.

“Here at I’m Not Done Yet you can find inspiration, support and resources to ensure that your “life after 50” is just as awesome as it always has been.”

Andover Radio will also give a short presentation to seek comment on encouraging verbal communication to combat loneliness. This is in line with their social isolation projects across the Test Valley, part funded by the National Lottery and DCMS.

Claire Doran from the RSA says, “This is a fantastic opportunity to pitch your project or idea to the local RSA community in Andover to get feedback and support, and to make new connections.

If you’d like to shape up your pitch idea or want to hear more about what pitching entails, please email me at”

Alan Southcombe will be introducing attendees to your2050, an anonymous, text only collaborative ideas sharing and problem solving forum

Ruth Facey will explore opportunities for her project ‘Going for a Walk’, an interactive drawing project aimed at residential care homes. Her package includes a digital learning element from which both care workers and residents benefit.

RSA Fellow David Harber from Andover Radio says, “The entire organisation encourages conversation and many of us have great ideas to improve this town, lives and society and sometimes all it takes is a quick chat to get things moving.

“I am really looking forward to this event, meeting new people and hearing more about how, together, we can effect positive change.”

If you interested in connecting with others and sharing your skills and knowledge to make their ideas a reality, this ‘RSA Ideas’ evening is the right platform. It will connect the right people with change-makers and the careful attention of the RSA helps projects develop.

For more information and to register your attendance, please click here.

About the author

David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.