So, Accumul8 has been going since 22nd August, and it all started off when the local YMCA approached The Crouch End Festival with the idea of creating links between the YMCA hostel residents and the creative people of the area (of which we have many!).
A poster went up at the hostel about learning how to set up a creative business. At the first meeting, about 20 residents turned up to listen and find out what this was all about. It went well, albeit with a few hiccups, and then on to meeting number two etc. and the project was born!
So, the residents decided on their name for their project – Accumul8, as the 20 reduced to 8 regular attendees, they live in N8 and as they say, you have to speculate to accumulate.
And here is a summary of what Accumul8 is all about (the formal version):