On Friday November 16, 2018, a free workshop of mosaics will take place from 10.00 to 16.00 hours at Youth Center De Hangar. Everyone is welcome: young and old. During the workshop you work together with neighbours on the first Social Sofa of Meerhoven.

You see them more and more often in the streets: the Social Sofas, concrete neighbourhood benches with a unique mosaic image. The concept was conceived in 2006 by the Tilburg cabaret artist Karin Bruers out of dissatisfaction with social chilling. She thought that every street should have at least one bank, because there is a great need for natural meeting places in the neighbourhood

In Meerhoven there is no Social Sofa yet. Residents’ associations, municipality and shopping center Meerhoven have joined forces for the first Social Sofa in Meerhoven. The bank will be placed on the Meerplein in shopping center Meerhoven. A logical place because the center connects all the neighbourhoods of Meerhoven.

Design competition
Last month children from primary schools’ t Slingertouw and De Startbaan could participate in a design competition. That competition was won by Rosa from group 6 of ‘t Slingertouw. Now the biggest job remains: the mosaics of the bench.

Sign up
Are you interested to mosaic the Social Sofa together with your neighbours? Then come to Youth Center De Hangar, Meerbos 4 in Meerhoven on Friday 16 November at 10.00. Lunch is provided. The workshop is free, but interested people must register in advance via . For more information: www.facebook.me/socialsofameerhoven.