Children petting an animal during community picnic at the FestivALL 2019

FestivALL 2019 is in full swing!

You are welcome.

This July, FestivALL aims to celebrate those three simple but powerful words.

It’s a month dedicated to celebrating the diverse and welcoming communities we have in Gloucestershire; encouraging one another to share what we’re for, rather than what we’re against. Not only will we celebrate what’s good about where we live, but we’ll work to break down barriers in our communities and create opportunities for us all to discover more about the people, places, wildlife, spaces, groups and organisations in our area.

Join in!

We will be offering an easy-to-follow calendar of ideas to include more people where you live, where you socialise or at work.

There will also be events throughout July you can join in with.

Find everything you need to know online;

FestivALL is all about coming together, talking, sharing and celebrating – and of course having fun in the process.

Chris Sandys, one of the supporters of FestivALL from BBC Radio Gloucestershire, explained a bit more about the launch event:

‘We’ll gather in the new Sensory Garden for a celebratory picnic with lots of free entertainment to share in, such as circus skills, bubbles, games and welcome walks. A brass band will also be performing nearby, and the wider park boasts free parking, a play area, café, museum, miniature railway, lake and more.’

FestivALL has been made possible because of a number of people, groups and organisations who have come together around their passion for inclusion. They include:

  • Adult Education in Gloucestershire
  • Active Gloucestershire
  • Active Impact
  • Barnwood Trust
  • BBC Radio Gloucestershire
  • Diocese of Gloucester
  • Forest Bathe
  • Gloucester Charities Trust
  • Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
  • Inclusion Gloucestershire
  • Inclusive Church
  • LGBT+ Partnership
  • Lives of Colour
  • National Star College