We were in the Lake District, climbing to the top of Scafell Pike. This is the view looking down to our route home. You can just about make out the path, as it winds down to the crevice that looks ever so inviting. Many have fallen foul here, thinking this is the way to safety, beer and maybe a pie at the pub. It is in fact, a crevice that drops you, bit by bit, until the drop is too much, and the climb back is too high. With no phone signal, this is a dangerous place to find yourself. Always take a map and compass.
I had a couple of beers with Matt tonight. We’ve known each other for over ten years now, meeting at Likemind, then joining together to host Likemind. He is working on some brilliant projects right now. They all seem to be about community, normally around space, and are always executed really well, really thoughtfully. Right now, he’s working on a brilliant project at New England House in Brighton.
“We’re starting a not-for-profit development company to reorganise New England House - a massive, council-owned light industrial building in the middle of Brighton.
We’re going to turn the building into New, New England House: an open, affordable and public factory for the benefit of the whole city.
It’s really worth checking out.