Think in Kingston (2005 - 2012)
Think in Kingston was formed in 2005 as a ‘Festival of Ideas’ to help channel and enrich the natural creative energy in the communities across Kingston. Until 2010 it was run by the borough's Arts Office, and its first six years saw a wonderful flowering of creative, cultural talent in our town – there's much more to Kingston than great shopping! In its seventh year, Think in Kingston was handed over to a collective of the community groups that regularly participated in it.
We hope to continue the Think in Kingston tradition of encouraging informed discussion about contemporary issues but, of course, the views expressed during the festival of ideas will not necessarily reflect those of the entire collective.
Think in Kingston 2011 - on Happiness - was produced by a voluntary collective of individuals and local community groups, supported by a Neighbourhood Grant from the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames: Euphonix; Kingston Amnesty; Kingston Fairtrade Group; Kingston Library Service; Kingston Peace Council/CND; Kingston Philosophy Cafe; Kingston University Sustainability Hub; Richmond and Kingston World Development Movement; South West London Humanists; Transition Town Kingston; Vital Kingston; YMCA London South West.
You can read more about the 2011 events here and in our News section.
Think in Kingston 2012 - on Money - see our the round-up of the October 2012 events at http://e-voice.org.uk/thinkinkingston/content-centre/item/one?help_key=article&item_id=9008657.
Think in Kingston will not continue in its current form of a month-long festival of ideas beyond 2012; lack of capacity and volunteers to continue organising it and insecurity of funding mean that we are seeking other partners to work with and to take on the co-ordination of thought-provoking events in Kingston. There is, however, no shortage of thinking in Kingston - have a look at our Useful Links to find local organisations and community groups that provide discussions and events all year round.