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The Unusual Suspects Festival

A city based approach to creating unlikely connections for social change.

The Unusual Suspects Festival is an open, distributed city-wide series of events, hosted by different organisations to highlight and empower organisations and people doing social innovation in a particular region, and grow the global social innovation movement. 

We hosted the first Unusual Suspects festival in London in 2014 with the Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation UK branch and Collaborate. Since then, the Unusual Suspects has been hosted in Glasgow, Scotland, Belfast and Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland, with between 500 – 1500 people attending the festival annually. The upcoming Festival will be held in Seoul in South Korea. 

Visit the Festival's platform | Read the Festival's impact report

Find our more about the Unusual Suspects Festival and how to organise one in your city.

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