Indoor Winter Picnic February 7th. Arnhem CS
Indoor Winter Picnic February 7th. Arnhem CS.
Passing through the Arnhem CS on a daily base, I noticed an empty spot at the back of the main hall. A perfect spot for an indoor winter picnic! Why not use this beautiful new building for something else than just waiting on a train or bus to arrive?
I talked it over with a few friends, and they all seemed to like the idea. So, I decided to make it into an event. –The 1st ArnhemLife event to me more precise.
Just to make sure we would not get send away by railway police I asked ProRail and the NS for permission. I actually got it! They loved the idea as long as I promised to not make a mess and clean up after myself. I did not think I would get the permission so this was quite a nice surprise.
I also informed some local media, just to get some extra publicity and get the ArnhemLife name out there. This resulted in 2 radio interviews (at RTV-Arnhem and Radio Gelderland) and an article in the paper (Arnhemse Koerier). Even a few Facebook pages/websites mentioned the picnic event (Ik hou van Arnhem and Made in Arnhem). Thanks for the mention guys! 🙂
The Facebook event page got shares and people even tagged friends, asking them to join and sign up for the picnic. About 25 people attended the picnic. Fantastic! about 20 more people than I was expecting lol. Quite a variety of people too. A few friends stopped by, members of the SAMEN Facebook group, het Pakhuis, some Syria refugees, an expat and some teens :). They all made such an effort by bringing a blanket or seating, drinks and mostly home-made snacks.
This is what it is all about for me! Meet, share and create, at the public Arnhem CS on a Sunday afternoon.
Will there be more events like this? YES! The ArnhemLife team is already thinking about some things. Follow the ArnhemLife Facebook page for more info on Arnhem and ArnhemLife events. Hope you will attend also next time!