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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

FestivALL 2021 – Reconnecting with Nature

This year’s FestivALL saw attendees flocking to Gloucester’s Robinswood Hill as well as taking part in online workshops in meditation, nature, and creative writing.  FestivALL is Gloucestershire’s annual celebration of diverse, welcoming communities. It’s a great opportunity for organisations from across the county to showcase their inclusive practice and for people to really feel that […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces

Walk Where You May – The You’re Welcome Way!

With the weather finally brightening up, the lifting of social distancing restrictions, blossoms blooming and fledglings learning to fly, May is the perfect time for National Walk in the Woods month. These beautiful natural spaces aren’t only found in woods, so this year’s campaign is called Walk Where you May.  As an inclusive events directory, […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire / Food and Drink - Performing Arts - Sports and Leisure

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Welcome to the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day which, this year, has the theme of online accessibility. It is a great opportunity for us to reflect on all the adaptations that have been made over the last year to make online activities inclusive to everyone. From online cookery  to art courses  and even virtual camping , […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Performing Arts

Celebrating Inclusive Dance in Gloucestershire

It’s International Dance Day! We have some great inclusive dance clubs around Gloucestershire, so we thought we’d celebrate by telling you a bit about the one we’ve got on You’re Welcome. They are all passionate about providing inclusive dance opportunities so that everyone can take part and enjoy dancing. Spiral Dance Studio aims to ‘provide […]

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Jennie - You're Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire

April Roundup

We want to welcome all the organisations who have joined our inclusive community in the last couple of months! They are all on here because they want to welcome and include people who want to take part in their activities, so check out their profiles to find things to do that work for you. Cotswold […]

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Jennie - You're Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire

February roundup

We know it’s been a quiet couple of months, but we’ve had a few new organisations sign up to You’re Welcome since the beginning of the year, so click on their names below to find out more about them! Bubbly Heaven Cirencester Dance Club Forest Voluntary Action Forum Miniature Music The Door Youth Project

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Jennie - You're Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire / Festivals and Seasonal

An inclusive Christmas

I love Christmas. The smell of the Christmas tree, wood fires, mince pies, and the dinner cooking … the spicy taste of mulled wine … the sounds of carol singers, Christmas choirs, paper rustling and bells jingling. It’s a busy time. Shops are crowded and there’s lots to be done in the run up to […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire

End of Year Roundup

A big welcome to all the new organisations who have joined us in the last couple of months and listed their inclusive opportunities! Find out more about them below: Adult Education in Gloucestershire Batsford Arboretum Gloucestershire Carers Hub HHPDA – Horses Helping People with Depression and Anxiety Imagine Therapeutic Arts Men in Sheds Cheltenham and […]

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Jennie - You're Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire / Wellbeing

Buying Gifts the You’re Welcome Way

Although it’s nice to give our loved ones gifts, it’s far from easy. People I know well are usually the ones I buy for first because I have the perfect present in mind. And then there are those people who say ‘I don’t know’ when asked what they’d like for a birthday or Christmas present. […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire

International Day for People with Disabilities

Today is International Day of People with Disabilities, a UN sanctioned day which is celebrated every year on 3rd December. The movement’s message is ‘nothing about us without us’.  This year IDPWD is highlighting that ‘not all disabilities are visible.’ So, we have been talking to disabled people and parent carers of disabled children who […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire / LGBTQIA+ - Wellbeing

Lives of Colour

On these dark, autumnal days, it feels good to find a charity called Lives of Colour. When I spoke to its founder Florence Nyasmo-Thomas, I was struck by her warmth, passion, and her vibrantly colourful persona. Two pages of scribbled notes later, I felt we had only talked about a small part of the work […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 4 years ago