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.
The FestivalALL 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 www.festivall.org
Friday 18 May – Sharing 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.
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.