Look at a calendar and you’ll see that all our holidays recognise past events or people that made great contributions in the past… We’d like to introduce a day that instead looks to the future, as a way to prepare for 2269. We’re calling it One Day.
At its core, the idea is incredibly simple. Every June 6th, we have a party and toast the future.
We’ll also be encouraging other people to do the same. And any kind of party will do. A dinner party, a house party, cocktail party, dorm-room party, you name it. So long as you toast the future with friends, family or a carefully balanced blend of both, you’re doing it right.
In doing this consistently every year, our aim is to make June 6th synonymous with parties of all shapes and sizes.
2019: The inaugural One Day party
On June 6th, 2019, co-founders Peter Dean and Michael Ogden hosted a gathering in an appropriately-named pub – The Hope – in Farringdon, London. Fifty people joined us to officially launch the 2269 project.
2020: 'One Day I will…'
Amidst the global pandemic, holding a party just wasn't possible. Instead, we encouraged you to send in videos of yourselves completing a simple sentence, “One Day I will…" or “One Day we will…"
We were thrilled with the response and put the highlights together to make this short film:
2021: A playlist for the greatest party of all time
Thanks to Covid, in-person parties were still not an option this year so instead we marked One Day by crowd-sourcing a playlist for The Greatest Party of All Time – because all parties need great music.
We asked our mailing list subscribers and followers on social media for their suggestions and mixed in some of our own for good measure. The result? Almost 10 hours of fantastic music, perfect as the background for any party, large or small, this year, next year or in the far, distant future.
2022: A drinks party in a London pub
We’re happy to say that in-person parties were back in 2022! And this year’s 2269 – held in London’s beautiful Old Bank of England pub – was so much fun.
We were happy to have a fantastic mix of people present – musicians, entrepreneurs, designers, writers, artists, teachers, and more – and it seems that everyone had a great time meeting new people and making connections. It was also great to see so many 2269 t-shirts on display, including some old, well-worn versions from yesteryear. Roll on 2023!