Beer Here is a meet up for socially conscious Londoners.
Through engaging and creative events, we provide space to connect with other Londoners, be inspired by out-of-the-box thinking, and take a fresh approach to social issues.
We get serious about today’s problems in a seriously fun way, so expect drinks, food, and plenty of play.
Join us for an evening where we hear from fascinating speakers who've experience life on the streets and are now working to help others, to those who've dedicated much to changing their communities' lives around.
Do some good while Christmas shopping with Homely, an organisation empowering YMCA hostel residents through their own creativity to help them reach their first flats, and other original gifts from social enterprises and brand new organisations from London who are committed to bringing about social change, even if one small step at a time.
Enjoy Pot Luck's delicious meals cooked by hostel residents with surplus food, and pair it with a couple of festive drinks while making a start on your New Year's resolutions through our commitment wall.
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We look forward to seeing you in an evening where we hope to inject some meaning into the festive period, reframing it as an opportunity to reconnect with what matters.
No frills, no tinsel, Christmas Unwrapped
VICES - 28/01/16
BEING BAD FOR SOCIAL GOOD.
At this Beer Here we experimented with what it meant to be bad for social good. From having a flutter on the roulette wheel where losing is better than winning, to the cocktails so organic you won't even feel the hangover, we played fast and loose with the rules about vice.
UNLOCKED - 28/01/16
AN ADVENTURE THROUGH AND BEYOND YOUR COMFORT ZONES.
Do they hold us back from confronting social issues? What change can we make when we dare ourselves to test their limits?
Guests had the opportunity to join an improv class, face their fears by printing them on a tote bag, sketch a stranger and compete in interactive games to win prizes from Alternative London, 2020 Archery and Oval House Theatre.
CONNECTED - 29/07/15
EXPLORING TRUST, JOY, EMPATHY, GENEROSITY AND OPENNESS.
The evening explored our capacity to connect through 5 immersive themes. We learnt how to trust; had a laugh at improv; stretched our empathy muscles in our Story Corps living room; shared our secrets; and opened up writing the Epitaph Rite.
BEER HERE PLAYS HAVOC - 21/05/2015
HERE'S TO DISRUPTING THE ROUTINE.
HERE'S TO DOING IT OVER A BEER.
Camden Collective saw a night of speakers and installations to inspire guests to disrupt their everyday routines, meet line-minded people and play a little havoc. We welcomed Olivia Comberti from The Before I Die Network, PSSST... The Speaker Company and John Paul Flintoff. Crazy For Pasta came to fill our bellies with tasty grub, and Two Fingers Brewing Co. stocked our bar.
GOLDEN LIST LAUNCH - 13/11/14
THE ULTIMATE DIRECTORY OF PEOPLE LEADING CHANGE
In November 2014 Beer Here hosted the launch of The Golden List, the ultimate directory for those ambitious about social change. Find out more at yearhere.org/goldenlist
GANG STORIES - 10/07/14
LONDON'S GROWING GANG CULTURE
In the atmospheric St John at Hackney, Gang Stories was a compelling combination of first hand testimony and expert insight, casting light on London's gangs from all angles. Experts ranging from former gang members to leading journalists shared their experiences.
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SOCIAL CHANGE - 20/05/14
Beer Here sank its teeth into the meaty topic of social change. We dived into the four cornerstones of social enterprise: technology, money, power and design, to explore their potential to transform our world.