Communities of Practice

A Community of Practice event explores current approaches and shares new thinking on a particular topic of relevance to the physical activity and sport sector.

Each event welcomes numerous keynote speakers who present on their topic, project or case study to help and support colleagues in the industry with their own work.

This event series takes place at House of Sport on the last Thursday of each month and welcomes local authority officers, sport and leisure providers, community organisations and many more.


Next event:

Using London’s Empty Spaces

Date: Thursday 27 February
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

London is growing and developing at an incredible rate bringing new jobs and industry to the capital, however during times of development property and spaces can often be left empty attracting anti-social behaviour and creating negative continuations with areas or streets.

Sport and physical activity can be used as a fantastic way to transform empty property into social pop up areas accessible and able to reach people who may be less likely to attend formal sport facilities. 

The Community of Practice will hear from Physical Activity and Sport projects who are using unoccupied property and spaces to deliver community activity and explore how we can effectively plan for pop ups to activate people longer term despite the short-term nature of the concept.

This Community of Practice will include:

  • Presentations from current projects.
  • Question and Answer session with the panel.

Speakers include:

  • Table Tennis England – Ping Pong Parlours
  • Catalyst – Open Havelock Project
  • LLDC and Badu Sports – Olympic Park Project 

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions please contact Emily Neilan at London Sport emily.neilan@londonsport.org

Previous Communities of Practice have looked at: