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What is FestivALL?

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

With the lifting of restrictions after an uncertain year, now is the time to reconnect with nature.

Whether you are more comfortable online or would like to get over to Gloucester’s Robinswood Hill, this year’s FestivALL line up has something for everyone.

It is jam-packed with inclusive events.

Look out for news of our multisensory trail on the hill, online nature workshops, creative writing sessions, a picnic and chance for you to come and meet some of the most inclusive organisations across the county.

Find out more about FestivALL 2021

Inclusive Multisensory Trail at Robinswood Hill

The trail is running throughout July.

Click here to access the audio trail or click here to find out more.

Inclusive sensory trail. Available in large print, PDF download, audio guide and BSL. Logos of all FestivALL organisations.

FestivALL 2021 Events:

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FestivALL Launch Coffee Morning

Thursday 1st July

11am

Celebrate the launch of FestivALL by Grabbing a drink and snack in the cafe and join FestivALL’s organisers at our informal coffee morning.

You will also have chance to explore the multisensory trail.

To find out more click here.

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Reflections & Reconnections – Meditation Workshop

Monday 5th July

7pm

Melanie Leamy, founder of Healing Well, will take you through an hour of relaxing meditation to help us pause, reflect and reconnect. Through meditations like the body scan, a gratitude practice and a loving-kindness meditation, we will be encouraged to increase our health and well-being.

To find out more click here.

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Cotswold Crusaders Boccia Club – Try Boccia

Thursday 8th July

10am – 2pm

Cotswold Crusaders Boccia Club will be at Robinswood Hill as part of FestivALL 2021 to demonstrate the inclusive sport of boccia. Boccia is a precision sport similar to bowls where two players or teams compete to propel red or blue balls close to the white target or ‘jack’ ball. It’s easy to learn the basics and is a lot of fun!

To find out more click here.

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Connecting and Reconnecting through Creative Writing

Wednesday 14th July

7 – 8.30pm

Is the world returning to normal, or are we finding out way towards a new beginning? In this all-age all-ability workshop, we will explore the power of friendship and how words can connect us as a community. Creative writing facilitator Megan will guide us through a range of exercises to put our thoughts on the page.

To find out more click here.

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Nature is for everyone

Tuesday 20th July

11am – 3pm

Connect with nature through Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s series of self-guided activities. The trust are offering inclusive activities alongside our month-long multi-sensory trail. These are aimed at an inclusive audience of people with wide-ranging needs.

To find out more click here.

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Parent Carer Picnic

Thursday 22nd July

11am – 2pm

Join other families with disabled children to celebrate diversity and inclusion as part of the FestivALL events in July. We have Bubbly Heaven coming along to brighten our day with two activity sessions and a little visit from Donald Duck! There is an indoor space if anyone needs a quiet area away from the outdoors. This will have a sensory tent set up. The Mobiloo will be on site all day.

To find out more and book tickets click here.

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Cotswold Crusaders Boccia Club – Try Boccia

Tuesday 27th July

10am

Cotswold Crusaders Boccia Club will be at Robinswood Hill as part of FestivALL 2021 to demonstrate the inclusive sport of boccia. Boccia is a precision sport similar to bowls where two players or teams compete to propel red or blue balls close to the white target or ‘jack’ ball. It’s easy to learn the basics and is a lot of fun!

To find out more click here.

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Singing for All (that includes you!)

Tuesday 27th July

12pm – 3.30pm

Barnwood Trust are pleased to Welcome Kirsty Abrahams as part of a ‘Singing for All’ session at FestivAll on Robinswood Hill this year. Some of us might never have tried singing, and some of us might have had to stop in recent months. No matter what your experience or ability, there’s something for everyone at this socially distanced, outside event.

To find out more click here.

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FestivALL Street Art Workshop

Tuesday 27th July

12pm – 4.30pm

Barnwood Trust are being joined at FestivAll by Street Artist Dice67 from Cheltenham Paint Festival to offer a free Street Art taster session.

Come down to Robinswood Hill and have a go at doing some Street Art.

To find out more click here.

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Connecting with others, connecting with nature

Thursday 29th July

7 – 8pm

Join Jenny Griffiths, Project Officer at Robinswood Hill to share what the Hill means to you, what makes it special, and any memories you have. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are creating a permanent exhibition in their new café and Welcome Hub celebrating the role Robinswood Hill has played in the lives of the communities surrounding it.

To find out more click here.

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Robinswood Hill Remotely

Thursday 22nd July

7 – 8pm

Take part in this virtual nature workshop: an online immersion experience of the natural treasures of Robinswood Hill.  Andy from Natural Inclusion will guide us through an hour of audio and video content to capture the sights and sounds on the hill.

To find out more click here.

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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:

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Get in touch:

Send us a message via our contact form below:

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

Megan Paul from Active Impact, email: megan@activeimpact.org.uk