Community Festival 2021


Friday April 30th – Monday May 3rd 2021

Join our free festival to explore, learn and collaborate for a more equal, prosperous and environmentally-friendly future for everyone.


Festival programme

Throughout the Festival season

Nature for wellbeing: a creative collaboration

Did you know nature is scientifically proven to reduce anxiety and boost wellbeing? Launching ahead of the main Festival from April 23rd; this event is the perfect way to symbolise love for ourselves, for others and for the planet.

Get outside and get creative by making a heart out of natural materials. Take a photo and upload it on our padlet so we can see where you are in Gloucestershire’s local (or global!) community. Further details on Eventbrite here.


Friday April 30th

12:00 – Keynote panel: How to *really* influence change

Have you ever attended a protest, but wondered if anything was ever going to really change?

Be inspired by our panel of local change makers. Explore the power of influence by unpicking how systems really work and how we can move beyond a protest culture to realising actual global change.

Find out more and book for free on Eventbrite here

16:00 – How to be an ally

Join our interactive panel exploring the relationship between diversity and sustainability in modern society. Hear personal stories and expert insights, and build your confidence in allyship of all forms.

Find out more and book for free on Eventbrite here

Saturday May 1st

10:00 – Sustainability trail of Gloucester launches

Is the City of Gloucester more sustainable than you might think?

Get active on this unique tour of the city highlighting its sustainability achievements, tucked away sights, and heritage. Take the trail at your own pace using our audio or written guides any time Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

Find out more and book for free on Eventbrite here.

16:00 – How to cook sustainably on a budget

Are you a fan of a takeaway but conscious of the cost to your pocket, your health and the planet?

Take part in our live cookalong with handy tips and facts to help you make simple sustainable swaps to your everyday dishes.

Find out more and book for free on Eventbrite here

Monday May 3rd

17:00 – How to make your sports club smart and sustainable

Be inspired by Forest Green Rovers, dubbed ‘the most sustainable football club in the world’, and get practical, cost-effective tips to help your club become more sustainable.

With the impacts of global unsustainability felt even more starkly at grassroots level, this practical and interactive session will help you future-proof your team – for people, profit, and planet.

Find out more and book for free on Eventbrite here.

20:00 – Live Smart challenge awards

Join us live on Facebook to celebrate student-community collaboration for sustainability and find out the winners of this year’s community challenge!

Follow our Facebook page here.