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A strange kind of magic

Matt Leach, Local Trust chief executive, reveals why he thinks Big Local Connects, our biggest ever gathering of Big Local areas, was such a positive celebration of creativity, engagement and connection.

What happens when you get 126 Big Local areas, some 450 local residents, a long haired karaoke singer, a poet, a museum, zombies and any number of over-excited teenage community reporters together in central London on one of the hottest weekends of the year? Some kind of strange magic, that’s hard to explain unless you were there at the time.

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