Canny City. Some news…

Dear all, you may have been under impression that things have gone very quiet on the Canny City front, and that wouldn’t be wholly inaccurate.

Still in order to not lose momentum (or more properly, not lose more momentum) we’ve hit on a means of generating word-of-mouth etc.
Yup, we’ve got quite a lot (and can order more if needs be), made of mylar, so they’re reusable and washable etc, and you could use them to decorate T-shirts, tote-bags, make posters, dust icing to decorate cakes. The design and pictures are attached. You may also want to adorn walls and pavements with them, as we’ve also got some chalk (i.e. it washes away) spray paints, which you can have on request.
Some stencils are already out there in the wild, being used, but if you haven’t got one and would like one, just get in touch, and if you can think of others who may want them, let them know to get in touch, too. The aim for now is to build awareness and a “buzz”, so spreading the word is very much order of the day.
As has been mentioned before, there is no website as yet, but we do have a domain name ( and we could put up a holding page for now with the value statement on it.

[This is the value statement:
• Emotional health, well-being and living without fear, distress and anxiety are fundamental. And a right we all have.
• The greatest asset a city has is its people: we want residents and visitors to Newcastle and Gateshead to feel accepted, understood and supported, enabling them to feel physically and emotionally safe, but with support and help close to hand.]

Anyhow, stencil (and sprays) are available now. And we will have a meeting in the week beginning the 10th of July to take things on again.
Alisdair Cameron
Launchpad Team Leader, ReCoCo co-creator

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