Hello world, welcome to the Ragged Alliance

Welcome to the Ragged Alliance, a collective that includes you and is a space, place and opportunity to come together, talk, learn, share and develop ideas.

We are holding public lectures in the Sir Charles Napier community pub with the first ones on Thursday 1st December 2016, starting around 7:30pm.
We have three speakers and a couple of surprises for the first event. The aim is to get people from all walks of life to come and share what they are passionate about, or at least that they think more people should know about. Anyone can make a talk/ presentation/ lecture/ discussion/ reflection – all people, all subjects are welcome, any form of delivery is possible. Read more

How to Save Your Pub – Alex Martindale

Our venue for the first night of Free Public Lectures was nearly not an option. Closed for 18 months when left to the vagaries of commerce, it was left to a powerful combination of music, spirit and community to bring it back to life. Alex Martindale tells how that all went, the challenges faced, the battles won and the eventual creation of a community asset that hosts music and many other community events, including the Ragged Alliance.

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