FestivALL launches in Gloucestershire

With the aim to bring communities together and inspire inclusion across the county, visitors can look forward to a host of exciting events taking place across Gloucestershire as brand-new initiative, FestivALL, is launched.

The brand new initiative is all about inclusion for everyone.
The brand new initiative is all about inclusion for everyone.

Offering the opportunity for local community groups and organisations to get involved and work together, exciting new initiative, FestivALL, is dedicated to inspiring inclusion across Gloucestershire.

With sponsors including Gloucester Cathedral, the Diocese of Gloucester, Barnwood Trust, and the African Community Foundation Gloucestershire, FestivALL aims to bring communities together and break down barriers between ethnicity, culture, faith, ability, sexual orientation, class, age and gender.

Welcoming people from every walk of life, FestivALL will host one month of inclusive events between Thursday 17 May and Sunday 17 June 2018, kicking off with a free launch event at Gloucester Cathedral, which will include an opportunity to join in a community picnic as well as the chance to enjoy live music and dancing in the Cathedral grounds.

Many community groups and local organisations have already signed up to FestivALL, with lots more wanting to get involved. The month’s calendar of events is set to include everything from crafts, quizzes and nature trails for families, to sport sessions and live music workshops.

The wide range of FestivALL organisers are on the hunt for more local groups and communities who are eager to make everybody in and around Gloucestershire feel welcome.

Groups are invited to host an event under the FestivALL banner. With everything from small to large events, organisers are welcomed to work with others to bring new people together during the month-long scheme.

What’s more, promotional support will be included along with the chance to be a part of this innovative and worthwhile initiative.

For more information, visit festivall.org or email ltaylor@glosdioc.org, or Jessica.waterman@barnwoodtrust.org to find out more about ways to join in.

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