The Buzz: Enterprises sharing creative resources during lockdown
The Buzz is a way of connecting people who are locked down at home but still looking for inspiring activities with enterprises who have the energy and skills to offer these activities. The Buzz is a Facebook group which shares a different accessible and inclusive video every day with activities that people can do at home – things like art, cooking, fitness and learning. Each video is produced by one of the many fantastic community enterprises who have been supported by Community Catalysts.
Community catalysts Harry Clarkson in Rotherham and Zoe Miller in Birmingham have seen first-hand the challenges that lockdown has brought for the people running enterprises. All of the enterprises they know support people in really creative ways – but as most of what they do happens face to face, in community spaces, lockdown has meant a pause to business as usual. Everyone running an enterprise has had to get creative and think up new ways to do what they do…and quickly. They have seen some enterprise leaders create online sessions with real success and it got them thinking – how can they help more people to access great, accessible resources online?
One of the good things about online activities is that geography isn’t a barrier, so people can access videos from enterprises all over the UK – whether they live in Birmingham, Rotherham or any other part of the country! The Buzz puts all these videos in one place to make it easy for people to find and view them.
To join the Facebook group, you will need to have a Facebook account. You will also need to read and agree to the group’s rules. Everything on the group is checked before it is posted and they won’t approve anything that is unkind – this keeps The Buzz a safe and enjoyable space for everyone. Anyone who isn’t able to access the Facebook group can check the Small Good Stuff website where the videos will also be posted every week.
Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hellothebuzz
Small Good Stuff: www.smallgoodstuff.co.uk/the-buzz