Dewsbury Soup #2 – the story after the event…


Given the success of Dewsbury Soup #1, we decided to do it again in September 2018 – but this time ‘on the road’ in Batley. At the Bulldogs ground to be precise. We didn’t know whether we had a one hit wonder on our hands, or something that could fly. We didn’t have any trouble encouraging applications to pitch; we had even more judges and almost exactly the same number of people attended on the night. The soup was again donated by PPG; bread by Asda; the venue by Bulldogs; raffle prizes from Asda, Paula Sherriff, Howlands and Tesco. Music was provided by the talented Zara Martyn who sang and played Ukulele. Bribe slots from Batley Man; Mirfield Carnival; Third Sector Leaders; and Friends of Wilton Park. We also heard from the winners of Dewsbury Soup #1 – The Butterfly House – on what the win meant to them and what has happened since they won. The pitches were BATS; Trillz; Take Ten; and Batley Festival. The winners were Take Ten who took a total of £444 & were delighted with their win. Many comments about what a great night people had; and lots of connections being made in the room and afterwards – those who didn’t win always gain so much from sharing what they do and some have said they have come away with more than if they had won the money. We love the concept of Soup; everyone who comes loves it & says what a great evening out it is too; so we are doing it all again – January 24th 2019 at Dewsbury Sports Centre. Hope to see you there. We even had a pitch application before we announced a date; a bribe straight after; and lots more early ticket sales than previously so the signs are looking good already.