From Pandemic to Pants-demic: the Camerados ‘When Life Is Pants’ Tour is coming to The Staywell Cafe in Derby!
Find out how Camerados founder, Maff Potts, thinks we should all be getting through ‘pants’ times.
Life has been pants lately, so what got you through it? Folk who are part of the Camerados movement believe we can get through tough times better by looking out for each other in a particular and more human way.
This Thursday 25th between 12pm-2pm, Camerados founder, Maff Potts, will be at the Staywell Cafe, Derby for the next stop on the “When Life Is Pants” tour! Everyone is welcome, so come along and have a chat to find out more about the Camerados Movement. You may be surprised how easy it is and how little you have to do to make a big difference for yourself and your neighbourhood. (And you can keep your pants on!)
Maff Potts is a custard cream fan and founded the global Camerados movement in his bedroom 6 years ago after 20 years running charities for people with very tough lives, advising the Government and even turning the Millenium Dome into a homeless shelter.
This is a conversation about all the mistakes and hilarious things that happened when creating Camerados’ Public Living Rooms from Baltimore to Blackpool, from NHS hospitals to the Brooklyn Bridge and some massive light bulb ideas that you can use too.
Public Living Rooms are spaces for folk to be alongside each other during the good times and the tough. They are places to meet new people, have a chat and a cuppa with no agendas and no fixing. Because sometimes it’s easier to chat to a stranger in the moment, than someone you know.
Camerados founder, Maff Potts believes that, “The public realm is divided into two types of places: places that sell you stuff and places that fix you. What if there was an agenda-free, no outcomes place where you had permission to be rubbish? It’s amazing what happens when you come in without the intention of trying to fix people. People often have the answers themselves.”
The first Public Living Room was set up in Sheffield in 2016. Since then folk have been setting them up in their communities across the UK and the world. From hospitals to universities, libraries to community centres, in cafes and even on the Brooklyn Bridge! Over this time, thousands of people have benefitted from connecting and looking out for each other.
Come along to the ‘When Life Is Pants’ tour at the Staywell Cafe in Derby 12pm-2pm on Thursday 25th November for a natter with Maff Potts, to find out more about Camerados Public Living Rooms and the movement