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FestivAll – Celebrating inclusive community

May 17, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Diocese of Gloucester, Barnwood Trust, Gloucestershire African Community Foundation and Gloucester Cathedral have come together to organise FestivALL, a celebration of inclusive community across the county and beyond.

FestivALL is about relationship and aims to both nurture and celebrate community. FestivALL aims to bring people together across the county and beyond to celebrate inclusive community over a month long period, from May 17-June 17th. It will be an opportunity for people to learn about the community in which they live and work, build relationships and strengthen networks.

We are inviting organisations to come together and be part of this Festival by either holding a local community event, or being involved in the two day launch at Gloucester Cathedral. Find out more at

Launch of FestivALL

Thursday 17 May 2018 at 4pm-7.30pm in Gloucester Cathedral

The launch of FestivALL is a public event, is free and is open to everyone. The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek will officially open the FestivALL and then in the grounds of the Cathedral there will be live music, dancing, face-painting and activities for children, which include sports, circus skills, arts and crafts and much more.

People are also invited to join in with a community picnic. Bring along some picnic food (sandwiches, crisps, fruit, cakes, you get the idea!) which you can enjoy and share with others in a special food tent in the Cathedral grounds. Come and join the fun!

For more information contact Lucy Taylor on

Friday 18 MaySharing and learning day 

10am-4.30pm in Gloucester Cathedral

A day to learn more about local community and statutory organisations that promote inclusive community. A great networking opportunity at which key speakers will give inspiring talks about the importance of community and will explore the theme of inclusion, what it means and how can we all get better at it. Workshops will be run providing information, knowledge and support on how people and organisations can be as inclusive as possible.

Key speaker 
Dame Janet Trotter OBE DBE CVO
Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

Workshops during the day

  • Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust – nature for all
  • Active Impact – writing an inclusion statement
  • Star College – all activities challenge
  • Cinderford artspace – Inclusive multi-sports
  • St John’s school – anti-bullying workshop, run by the pupils
  • Redcliffe College and friendship café – Cross cultural friendships
  • Spirit of Peace and the Revd Simon Howells  – Crossing faith and cultural barriers through creativity
  • Barnwood Trust  – What does collaboration look like?
  • Barnwood Trust with Cheltenham victim support – upstanders not bystanders
  • Gloucester Cathedral – Sensory tour of the Cathedral
  • 2Gether Trust – five ways to well-being

Saturday 19th May – Saturday 16th June – A month of community events across the Diocese, promoted under the umbrella of Festival for All, to promote local unity and build relationships. These can be from a small local picnic, to a large music festival! They can be events already planned, or organised especially for the Festival for All month.

For more information contact Cate Williams, 01452 835543 / Lucy Taylor, 01452 835515


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May 17
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Cate Williams
Lucy Taylor


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