BelongCon: The Conversation Continues…

BelongCon, the community project launched in Brighton by Alice Reeves, is growing into a global movement.

Following an incredibly successful launch, the Brighton community project will continue with a second event as part of Global Sharing Week.

After having the privilege to attend the very first BelongCon back in March, the team at ALT-MU are looking forward to the next event packed with inspiration in good company and most importantly, with great conversation. The sold out event was hugely successful in bringing people together to discuss belonging, acceptance and inspired attendees go out and make a positive difference in their community.

Speakers included Natalie Lloyd and Sophia Hill, telling the story of their “speed friendships” experiment, Manner, and burlesque artist Vanessa Barrett – aka Coco DeVille – on self-expression, as well as Martin Rowsell on founding the charity Postcards for Peace.

Now, founder Alice Reeves has expanded the project from a conference to an ongoing conversation.

The next event will take place on 6th June

Featuring a range of speakers discussing topics including mental health, grief and combating loneliness.

Speakers will include Claudia Barnett, star of BBC documentary Mind Over Marathon, who will be speaking about living with OCD and how taking part in the London Marathon helped her. Also talking at the event will be Pippa Moyle (Founder of the City Girl network), Jo Ivens (CEO of Brighton & Hove Impetus), and Jimmy Dorrell (Founder of Creative Bloom).

In addition, BelongCon will be holding a series of panel discussions broadcast live on Facebook. The first of these took place on 12th May, during Mental Health Awareness Week, when panelists discussing their personal experiences of mental illness.

Interest in the project has now reached outside of Brighton and around the world – conversations about BelongCon events are now happening with people in New York and Vancouver as well as other UK cities including Bristol and Coventry.

“There has been a growing sense of isolation and disempowerment around the world, and recent events have left many people feeling powerless. I am so excited to see people coming together to do something about this, to support one another and bring about change in the world. By building networks and conversations, we can create a world where everyone feels they belong.” – BelongCon founder, Alice Reeves. 

Don’t miss out! Tickets sold out in a matter of weeks for the first event, so click here now to get your BelongCon tickets. You can also check out there website  www.BelongCon.com for more information or read the ALT-MU BelongCon review for an insight into how things went down at the first event…

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Author: ALT-MU

A digital music magazine for musicians and music lovers with alternative ideas and careers.

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