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View the Autumn 2019 free open workshop programme

Welcome to our free open workshop programme

These sessions are an opportunity for you to connect with people where you live and work, and to reflect and learn about how to build more inclusion and a greater sense belonging in Gloucestershire. Our aspiration is that these learning experiences feel safe, fun and inspirational – we invite you to come along.

Help with travel: If you have a disability or mental health problem and are living in Gloucestershire on a low income, you may be able to apply for help with your travel costs to attend our Open Workshops. There is an application form to complete, which should also be signed by an appropriate professional who is able to confirm your disability. Please note that we need to receive the completed application form at least 2 weeks before the date of the workshop. You will also need to work out your travel costs. Click here to download the form as a PDF or a Word Document, and please contact our grants team by emailing grants@barnwoodtrust.org or calling 01452 611292 with any questions.

Workshop: Conversations that include everyone

Date: Friday 8th November 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Overton House, Overton Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3BN

This workshop aims to support you to have more conversations, more involvement and more fun with people who have some difficulty with talking. You will gain practical ideas and techniques that will help you to communicate effectively and more confidently with people with a range of communication impairments.

Read more and register your interest here

Workshop: Changing our world one stitch at a time…

Date: Wednesday 13th November 3pm – 6pm
Venue: Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Rd, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH – parking available on site.

Join activist and presenter Sarah Corbett from the Craftivist Collective to discover how crafting can be used for social change and gentle protest. Sarah believes that craftivism is for everyone from skilled crafters to burnt out activists, and those people who want to challenge injustice in the world but don’t know what to do, where to start or how to prioritise their energies and time.

Read more and register your interest here

Workshop: Understanding your crowd for crowdfunding

Date: Thursday 14th November 10.00am – 3.00pm

Venue: The Raikes Room, The Pavilion, Hatherley Ln, Cheltenham GL51 6PN

This workshop offers an introduction to crowdfunding for projects in your community context. Come and find out everything you want to know about crowdfunding but were too afraid to ask.

Read more and register your interest here

We will be adding more workshops to the 2019 workshop programme soon, so stay in touch and sign up to our mailing list to stay up-to-date