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Join us at our Misfit Local Events

It can be hard to make a change in your life.

It can also be hard to get a new idea off the ground.

That’s why we started Misfit Local events – they’re free* and they’re just for you

Listen to stories from other people in our community here in Cambridge, UK – from our Misfit Storytellers. Misfit Storytellers are just like you and me. Trying to make a difference where we can, trying to understand our journey so far in life, and trying to help others along the way.

Bring an idea, whatever stage it’s at – seed, shoot, or sapling. It’s difficult to do things differently, and take steps to get an idea off the ground. Especially if it’s an idea you’re really passionate about, and others keep shouting you down! Come along to Misfit Local and share your idea in a supportive environment and ask for help from the community.

Join us every other month, from 7pm to 9.30pm at Hot Numbers, Gwydir St, Cambridge. Register for the next Misfit Local and sign up to get email reminders for all future events below.

Our next event is on May 17th, featuring Misfit Storyteller Nick Heap.

This Month’s Misfit Storyteller – Nick Heap

Nick has spent most of his working life listening to people and helping them listen to each other. This is his life’s work: he thinks we can solve all the world’s problems if we listen to each other and work together.

Nick will tell us how and why a shy scientist changed his career and life totally – showing us that it’s often those chance moments that become pivotal in finding our life’s work. Nick loves helping people find their purpose and appreciate their unique value. One example: helping someone recover their confidence after a humiliating encounter.

Nick’s story is a great listen for those of you who want to make the world a better place but don’t know where to start.

Nick is also working on his big idea. Starting your own business is an excellent way to use your unique skills and character; however, young people aren’t encouraged to explore the potential of business when making decisions about their careers. Nick is interested in finding ways to overcome this locally; any ideas or connections you have would be most welcome!

What to Expect at a Misfit Local Event

Misfit Local events feature a local Misfit Storyteller sharing his / her experiences, work, and the different adventures encountered and lessons learned along the way. This is followed by a brief Q&A, with soft and alcoholic drinks as well as tasty treats available from our host cafe. We pride ourselves on creating the community we want to be part of; expect to receive a warm welcome, and to leave having made a new friend.

More details and register.

* No one should ever be unable to attend Misfit Local because they can’t afford it, so we’re committed to keeping it free. You’re welcome to make a donation along with your ticket. For some special events we may recommend a donation because we have additional costs we need to cover.

Misfit Local is produced in partnership with our dear friends and experts in hand-crafted experiences, Misfit Inc, and is kindly hosted by our favourite misfit coffee-crafters at Hot Numbers (except for special events). 

listen back to Antony from Jan 2015

Listen back to Antony’s story

 

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photographs of people smiling in a cafe plus portrait of Nick Heap

May 17th: Nick’s story