What is festivall?
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Download the resources:

Download our FestivALL Prize Draw poster

Download our FestivALL Prize Draw poster (easy read)

Download our FestivALL Link-Up leaflet

Download our How To Make A Paper Chain instructions

Download our paper chain template

Download our 2nd paper chain template

FestivALL 2020 Online Events:

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Creative Writing Workshop

Wednesday 15th July

7 – 9pm

Connection is a big word – what does it mean? In this relaxed workshop, we will get in touch with our creativity and look at what it means to be connected through some writing exercises. There will also be lots of opportunities to talk to each other to keep that FestivALL connectedness alive. You can use what you write to create a story, poem, word art, essay or put it into your paper chain. The possibilities are endless! To ask anything about the workshop beforehand email megan@activeimpact.org.uk .

BSL interpreters and live captioners will be attending event.

To book your free place just email lucy.adam@barnwoodtrust.org

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Online Laughter Yoga

Monday 20th July

10.30 – 11.30am

Get ready to giggle with VibrantKate! Laughter yoga is a great stress buster and fills the body with oxygen and endorphins. No jokes or traditional yoga postures, just playful prompts so you can share some silliness.

BSL interpreters and live captioners will be attending event.

To book your free place just email lucy.adam@barnwoodtrust.org

Amplifying Voices Together

Wednesday 29th July

2pm – 4pm

How can we all get better at allying for one another across ethnicity, culture, faith, ability, sexual orientation, class, age and gender identity?

Join Lives of Colour as they host an informal panel discussion about embracing diversity in our county and taking action together to bring about positive change.

Panel guests will include: Vicci Livingstone-Thompson from Inclusion Gloucestershire, Reg Cobb from Gloucestershire Deaf Association, Megan Paul from You’re Welcome Gloucestershire, Shekainah Swamba who recently organised the Black Lives Matter vigil in Cheltenham, Eby Ukandu from Black Business Community Gloucestershire, plus local activists Noor Al-Koky and Rob Surrey.  Each panellist will speak about their own life experiences and perspectives on identity, as well as exploring how to be ally.

Sign up to join the conversation by emailing the FestivALL team via lucy.adam@barnwoodtrust.org and Zoom joining instructions will be provided.

How to be a Craftivist in the art of Gentle Protest

Thursday 30th July

5.30 – 7.30pm

When you think about activism, what springs to mind? Signing petitions, ‘clicktivism’, loud and aggressive ways of demanding justice? Well, there are many more ways we can do activism. Join Sarah Corbett, an award-winning activist, author and Ashoka Fellow. Sarah is the founder of the global Craftivist Collective inspiring individuals, groups and organisations in the act of craftivism (craft + activism) using her unique ‘Gentle Protest’ methodology. Sarah’s work has helped change laws, policies as well as hearts and minds around the world.

At this virtual gathering, Sarah will describe how to use craft as a tool for a slower, quieter and more intimate form of activism rooted in neuroscience and positive psychology. Craftivism uses the process of craft to help the changemaker engage deeply and thoughtfully in social change issues and uses the handmade objects as either encouraging gifts for decision-makers or small pieces of provocative street art.

Sign up to join the conversation by emailing the FestivALL team via lucy.adam@barnwoodtrust.org and Zoom joining instructions will be provided.

What is FestivALL?

FestivALL is a month dedicated to celebrating the diverse and welcoming communities in Gloucestershire.

 This year FestivALL is all about linking up, celebrating and building connections, on and offline, and making sure that everyone is included in some way.

During the Covid-19 pandemic people have been finding different and creative ways of keeping in touch with friends, family and neighbours and we want to celebrate this.

We are asking people across Gloucestershire to make their own paper chains, and either display them in a window for their friends and neighbours to see, or share a picture online (or both!)

We think that a paper chain is a great representation of how people have come together and linked up with friends, old and new, during these unprecedented times.

Watch our video of FestivALL 2019

The FestivALL vision:

To bring communities together to celebrate and to inspire inclusion, in and around Gloucestershire

FestivALL’s aims:

To promote inclusion – what it means and how we can all get better at it

To learn from one another and to form lasting relationships to take forwards

To collaborate across, and breakdown barriers between: ethnicity, culture, faith, ability, sexual orientation, class, age and gender identity

To provide a platform for organisations and community groups to celebrate together

To generate and share good news stories about people joining together in and around Gloucestershire

FestivALL is supported by:

Logos of all of the organisations supporting FestivALL

Get in touch:

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Or to find out more about FestivALL and how you can be involved please contact:

Lucy Adam, Campaigns Lead at Barnwood Trust, email: lucy.adam@barnwoodtrust.org, or call 01242 539935

Jessica Waterman, Head of Communications and Marketing at Barnwood Trust, email: jessica.waterman@barnwoodtrust.org, or call 01242 539935