What's happening in April?

7 April

World Health Day is celebrated each year in April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation, and is an opportunity to mobilise action around a health concern to people across the world. 

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11 April, 2pm

Kicking off our Food for Thought series, in collaboration with 'Foraged by Fern' this session will provide you with the skills and knowledge to confidently forage in your local community.  Perfect for beginners, Fern will share her knowledge on safe and sustainable foraging practices, before taking you on a LIVE virtual forage of 8-10 edible plants and closing with a Q&A.

Please register for this event here

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14 April, 12noon

This workshop, in collaboration with Emma Gunn; expert forager, will provide you with the skills and knowledge to confidently forage in your local area and with your local community in a Covid safe way. Perfect for beginners and well-seasoned foragers.

Please register for this event here 

19 April, 6pm

This free event will explore why growing your own food is such a great amplifier for community connections, how to get started on growing and best tips and tricks for how to get people involved.

Co-hosted by Eden Project Communities and Food For Life Get Togethers

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21 April

Share your love of tea with the nation! Or just round-up some neighbours and have a jolly ol' tea party.

23 April

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don’t regularly read and are gifted through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters.

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24 April, 5pm

Join us on World Disco Soup Day. Grab your veggies, put on your disco shoes and let's celebrate this year's World Disco Soup Day together!

We'll be cooking in our kitchens across Scotland and sharing a virtual dancefloor whilst connecting with each other and having a good time!

Register free.

27 April, 1pm

As Wales enters the next phase towards unlocking our spaces and places, what does this look like on the ground for community based groups, projects and organisations?

Come along and share your approaches, and learn from others about what they're doing.  Together we can develop our activities to help our communities across Wales enter the current new normal.

Register free.

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29 April, 3pm

Back by popular demand, Dr Gillian Sandstrom, from the University of Essex, will share insightful tips about connecting with new people, run through some fears and barriers that stop us from doing it, and share her research on the benefits.

Find out more and register for this free event!

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30 April, 12 noon

Martin Baily, expert forager, will share his knowledge on safe and sustainable foraging practices, as he takes us along an urban foraging session this spring.  He will show us a multitude of edible plants, speak to us from his vast experience and will round off with an open Q&A.

Please register for this session.