Launch Event on May 17: Celebrating Gloucestershire!

Published: April 27, 2018


A big, free, party in the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral has been organised to celebrate Gloucestershire and everyone is invited!

This all age event on Thursday 17 May will include dancing, singing, sports activities, circus skills, arts and crafts and more. It starts at 4pm and we are inviting people to bring a picnic, have fun and meet lots of new people from across our county.

This party is the launch of FestivALL which runs from May 17 – June17. FestivALL aims to celebrate the communities in which we live and work and bring people together, breaking down barriers between faith, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, class, age and gender.

During the FestivALL month, free local events offered by all kinds of groups in and around Gloucestershire have been organised and they are open to everybody.

On Friday 18 May we are inviting people to be involved in a Sharing and learning day also being held in Gloucester Cathedral, running from 10am – 4.30pm. It’s a day to explore the theme of inclusion, what it means and how can we all get better at it.

Workshops include:

  • Inclusive multi-sports run by the Star College and Freedom Leisure
  • Nature for all run by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
  • Circus Skills run by Cinderford Art Space
  • Sharing your inclusive ethos by Active Impact
  • A Sensory Tour of Gloucester Cathedral

and a number of other excellent sessions, promoting inclusion.

It’s free and you can sign up for this excellent day at http://bit.ly/sharingandlearning

Key speakers on the day include Dame Janet Trotter the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire and Ingrid Barker, Chair of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.

Lots of events for this special month have been organised, from nature quests, a well-being conference, community parties, a beer festival, photography exhibition, family fun days and more.

All of these events are free and you can find details on the FestivALL website
www.festivall.org

 

Lucy Taylor, Director of Communications and Engagement, 01452 835515, 

             

 

 

 

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