Coworking in Rochester, Kent
Creative Pros, Social Entrepreneurs
& Students Wanted!

The post below is out of date. We’ve now grown into the coFWD coworking community and workspace (Rochester, Kent, UK), for more info please see: http://coFWD.org




To keep up the local co-working vision and momentum, and to help the wonderful Deaf Cat out with its financial commitments to its currently vacant artists studios, James (@BecomeKnown) and I (Carl @FellowCreative) have just moved into Studio 5 at number 10 Rochester High Street – and we’re opening up our WiFi (including more secure Ethernet connections), Desks and Kettle to freelancers, startups, visitors, students and community initiatives.

Our new Studio 5 space isn’t as flexible as the Former Westminster Bank we had our eye on back in February (sadly removed from the rental market by the owner), nor is it as big as the original 2008 Brighton Skiff but we’re hoping it’ll provide us with a temporary foundation upon which to build even greater momentum and vision.

Studio 5 is currently equipped with 4 desks and an overflow space for an additional 3 desks (Studio 3), as well as access to toilets, a fitted kitchen and an enclosed courtyard.

We’ve already secured our first two part-time coworkers at £50pcm each (big thanks and welcome Paul @p_r_anderson of Sustaina.co.uk and Paul Baker at iDesignFor.co.uk).

We’ve still got room for two more full-timers (at £100pcm) or some more part-timers (at £50pcm), plus we’d like to encourage Students and other good folk to call in and see us. Occasional coworkers are very welcome for a day at no charge, just give us a ring on 07929 601737 to make sure we have space on the day.

We’re also exploring the potential for an event/workshop space for small groups so please let us know if you’ve got any ideas. We’ll post more details soon, in the meantime if you’re an organiser of small workshops, talks or other activities and you like the look of it please email us.

Finally, with this being a 101 Project and in support of The Deaf Cat (and the larger coworking vision) its important we’re transparent with finances. The space costs £260pcm to rent and any money we make beyond this will go into funding additional space usage (as and when its needed).

Tuttle101 Monday 6th June 2011
@TheDeafCat in Rochester, Kent

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Tuttle101 at The Deaf Cat Coffee Bar (Rochester, Kent)
Photo: Tuttle101 at @TheDeafCat Coffee Bar (Rochester)
Original photo taken and licensed by @fellowcreative

Tuttle101 & Tipple101
April/May 2011 in Rochester Kent

19/04/2011 Update: Nibble101 is at Cosmo Oriental Restaurant at 7:30pm on Tuesday 26th April. The next Tuttle will be at 9:30am Monday 9th May at The Deaf Cat Coffee Bar – click here for more details

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Encounter: Creative Spaces, Coworking & Innovation
28th February 2011


28th February 2011 – Event Announcement!

Tuttle101 is proud to announce an event that connects many dots across a three-year history of Community101 discussions, activities and creative collaborations – to present an exciting vision towards the future of Kent’s Creative Economy. We are working in partnership with NKLAAP (North Kent Local Authority Arts Partnership) to present a day of dialogue and exchange about using empty shops and meanwhile spaces in the region.

This event is run by NKLAAP as part of Encounter, a new programme of art in public spaces happening in North Kent in 2011 (www.nklaap.com/encounter.html) and includes a session led by Dan Thompson of the Empty Shops Network.


VENUE CONFIRMED AS:
161 High Street Rochester Kent ME1 1EH
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Explore a Tuttle Co-working Vision
: 12:30 – 2:30pm
(Open to all)

Hosted by Steve Rowland, Matt Peacock and Carl Jeffrey – venue doors will open for exploring – and an informal roaming tour will present a collaborative 2011 creative co-working vision for the day’s venue – co-workers, advocates and social entrepreneurs wanted!

Information Sharing: 3.30 – 6pm *NOW FULLY BOOKED*

(Ticket Onlyplease book online via Eventbrite) *NOW FULLY BOOKED*

Facilitated by Dan Thompson from the Empty Shops Network, for anyone interested in using empty shops & meanwhile spaces.

Open Space: 6.30 – 8pm

(RSVP Required – Limited Space – please book online via Eventbrite)

Facilitated by Carl Jeffrey of Tuttle101, and Mary Paterson from Encounter, for anyone interested in sharing ideas, meeting potential collaborators and advocates for using empty shops and meanwhile spaces.

Tipple101: 8pm onwards

(Open to all – will be held inside The Two Brewers public house at 113 High Street Rochester, as welcomed by Philip Kane and a few of the Writers Rendezvous folks.

A description of Tipple101 and Tuttle101 can be found here.
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Supporting details:
Encounter is an exciting arts project happening in your town centre in 2011. It will transform 6 urban sites in Medway and the boroughs of Gravesham and Swale through a range of temporary, site-specific installations, performances or events developed in partnership with local community groups. The encounters will take place in familiar spaces in the heart of the community – empty shops, vacant buildings, businesses, high streets and public squares – and will be linked by a programme of talks and discussions, as well as documentation through film, photography and writing on the Encounter website. More information can be found in the Commissions Briefing Document.
The Empty Shops Network helps hundreds of projects across the country talk to each other, share ideas and access practical resources. Looking at town centres across the country its clear things are changing, and the most obvious sign is that about 14% of shops are empty. Empty shops are being used right now to test new ideas for town centres and to add variety to the mix – the Empty Shops Network supports these.
Tuttle101 isn’t for everyone but it is for anyone. A loose collection of people finding a way of working better together (both offline and on). Focused on Inspiration, Collaboration and Learning Through Doing.