Swarm Hive Norwich Launch

Event Details

Monday, 20 November, 2017 -
18:00 to 20:00
Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BW
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£15 + VAT

Non-Member Rate: 

£15 + VAT

Here it is, the launch of the Norwich Hive.

Join us as we launch our very different and innovative Network in Norwich and help us create a collaborative network that is truly shaped by its members.

Throughout history entrepreneurs have stayed true to their vision in the face of almost overwhelming opposition. Determination, grit and sometimes bloody mindedness is sometimes all that’s needed to see innovative ideas become household names. James Dyson built more than 5,000 prototypes before getting his bagless vacuum cleaner ready to market.
Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life and can be found in schools, hospitals and even churches, as well as in workshops and offices. Today we will hear from Dr John Clements, Minister of The Old Meeting House Congregational Church about his determination to keep the spirit of puritanism alive in Norwich in the 21st century.
John’s church is one of the country’s oldest free churches, created by people who refused to conform to the demands of the post reformation national church. Instead they formed their own church and built it out of sight behind Colegate in Norwich. The Quaker Meeting House on Upper St Giles is another example.
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John has a very small congregation and a stunning historic building. He faces opposition and scorn from many quarters, but knows that if he keeps trying, in time he will succeed. His story is one of religious dissent and determination. Don’t miss it!

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1800 Arrive, coffee, cake & networking
1815 Introductions – Harry Harris, Swarm Hive
1820 Why we’re here – Robert Ashton, Swarm founder
1830 Why I’m not giving up! - Dr John Clements, Minister, The Old Meeting House
1850 Q&A – chaired by Chris Perry, Swarm CEO
1900 Tour the Old Meeting House & open networking
2000 Close

When: 1800-2000 - Monday 20th Nov

Where: Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BW

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