FestivALL in Gloucestershire

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Bringing the Gloucestershire community together, FestivALL aims to celebrate and inspire inclusion by hosting a month of fun-filled events from May to June 2018, encompassing picnics, music, sports and more.

Dedicated to break down barriers between ethnicity, culture, faith, ability, sexual orientation, class, age and gender, and to uniting the local community, FestivALL will bring a month of exciting events to Gloucestershire.

Kicking off with a launch event at Gloucester Cathedral on Thursday 17 May 2018, FestivALL will run until Sunday 17 June 2018, featuring a wide range of events including everything from crafts, quizzes and nature trails for families, to sport sessions and live music workshops.

What’s more local groups, communities and organisations are invited to host their own event under the FestivALL banner, whether that be a coffee morning or concert.

SoGlos has rounded up a host of events below; for more information visit festivall.org directly.

Thursday 17 May

FestivALL launch event

Held from 4pm to 7.30pm at Gloucester Cathedral, the free launch event welcomes everyone for an enjoyable afternoon, with festivities opened by The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek.

Visitors can look forward to live music, dancing, face-painting and activities for children, which include sports, circus skills, arts and crafts and much more, while there will also be a community picnic.

Friday 18 May

Sharing and learning day

Head to Gloucester Cathedral between 10am and 4.30pm for the chance to learn about local community and statutory organisations that promote inclusive community.

The event offers the perfect opportunity for networking, with key speakers set to deliver inspiring talks to explore the importance of community and inclusion, as well as workshops run to provide information and support about the subject.

Saturday 19 May

Musical concert

The Leadon Vale Community Choir will perform a concert from 7pm to 9.30pm at St Giles church in Maisemore, promising a great celebration for all.

Sunday 20 May

Party for all

Head to St Johns Church in Churchdown between 2pm and 6pm for party to celebrate the church’s birthday. Highlights will include rides on a vintage carousel, music, vintage motorcycles, teas, games, face painting, stalls and more.

Thursday 24 May

Celebration of bells

Enjoy a musical celebration at St James Church in Staunton from 7pm to 9.30pm. Visitors can enjoy local church bell ringing, followed by a concert by the Cranham Handbell Ringers, and a talk on the history of bell ringing.

Saturday 26 May

Community moth morning

From 9.30am to 11.30am at Barnwood Arboretum, the morning event promises to help us better understanding wildlife in our community, and discover the beauty of moths.

Wednesday 30 May

Nature quest

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will run a nature quest from 11am to 2pm at Robinswood Hill Country Park, promising fun for the whole family.

The event will feature nature-based activities for all ages around the park, including an enjoyable quiz and craft activities.

Wednesday 30 May

Cotswold riding for the disabled

From 2pm to 4pm, Cotswold Riding for the Disabled will host a fun-filled event with tea and cake, games and arts and crafts.

Saturday 9 June

Well Being Gloucestershire

Head to Encounter Church in Winchcombe from 10.30am to 4pm for Well Being, a special event that’s designed to tackle the stigma of mental health in Gloucestershire.

Highlights include fantastic speeches, workshops, children’s activities, live music and more.

Saturday 9 June

St Catharine’s Church: Organ Recital

Enjoy an Organ Recital in Gloucester from 1.30pm, including Elgar’s ‘Imperial March’ and Widor’s ‘Toccata’.

Thursday 14 June

Diversity and Inclusion Conference : A Call to Action

inequality in the digital space, challenging gender stereotypes
Head to Oxtalls Campus from 9am for a conference at The University of Gloucestershire, featuring workshops and speakers covering topics such as inequality in the digital space, and challenging gender stereotypes.

Saturday 16 June

Festival of Stars

Held at Coronation Square in Cheltenham from 2pm to 10.30pm, Festival of Stars will be a summer celebration for everyone.

There will be a stage to showcase the talents of musicians, singers, comedians, storytellers, children’s drummers, jazz bands, choirs and even open mic sessions!

Saturday 16 June

St Catharine’s Church Traditional English Fete

From 2pm to 4pm, join the community for a traditional fete in Gloucester, complete with a host of stalls and enjoyable activities.

For more information and updates visit festivall.org directly.

FestivALL 2018
Various venues across Gloucestershire
Thursday 17 May to Sunday 17 June 2018
Times vary as per event, see above for details
Prices vary as per event, contact organisers for details
(01452) 410022

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Friday 19 January 2018

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