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