During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, we hosted a Lockdown Lunch for our members, providing ourselves and our members a lifeline out of isolation. Our members shared their stories and their projects, while we were able to keep everyone updated on the launch of Impact Hub. Every Friday lunchtime, members would drop in and out over the course of an hour.
We had always intended to host a regular and informal public drop-in event at Impact Hub Bradford, though whilst we remained closed during lockdown, gathering regularly online gave us all some sense of togetherness.
A year later, as we emerged from the pandemic – vaccinated and vivacious – we rebooted the Lockdown Lunch as our OpenHaus programme, a public forum for discovering and sharing the perspectives of our friends, members and partners.