What's happening in October?

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3–4 October

Fun Palaces is an ongoing campaign supporting culture at the heart of every community, with an annual weekend of arts and science action created by, for and with local people

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5 October

From small things to big things, make someone's day by doing something nice: compliment a busy shop assistant or buy someone a coffee. You're guaranteed to put a smile on their face.

10 October 

A day to think about mental health and how you could mobilise others to do the same.

Communities respond across Swansea - Saturday 15 October 2022 - 10.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday 15 October

An informal opportunity to connect, share and learn about great community initiatives set up across the area. From the cost of living to the climate emergency, we'll be bringing together and connecting groups and individuals, who by sharing and listening to the stories of steps they've taken and the impact it's having, we all go away feeling that little bit more energised, inspired and connected.

Cyfle anffurfiol i rannu, dysgu, bwyta a rhwydweithio gyda gwirfoddolwyr cymunedol eraill. O gostau byw i'r argyfwng hinsawdd, byddwn ni'n dod â grwpiau ac unigolion at ei gilydd ac yn eu cysylltu, a trwy rannu a gwrando ar y straeon am y camau maen nhw wedi'u cymryd a'r effaith y mae'n ei gael, byddwn yn gadael yn teimlo'n fwy egnïol, ysbrydoledig a chysylltiedig.

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Wednesday 19 October 6pm – 7:15pm

Join us for the monthly virtual meet up with network members from Scotland & NI online. This session will help you reach out and make new useful connections with peers. The topic for this session is how to develop and retain volunteers and relationships – looking at the model of peas park green space.
Leading session: Suzi Thompson - NI network member and Kathy Black - Eden Project
This session will share tips and advice and lead into a conversational space on this topic to share our own experiences and seek solutions.

Register for this free online event here

Flyer promoting Wigton Pantry's soup and networking session
Wigton Pantry Winter Warmer (Cumbria)

26 October, 11am - 1pm

Join us for warm soup and warm connections. No booking necessary.

St Cuthberts, Wigton CA7 9HT

Bowl of soup.

Thursday 27 October, 12-2pm, Newcastle Community Cinema

Join us for a soup & savoury muffin, information stands from partners, a free cookery book and ingredients to make your own healthy soup. They'll be informative presentations on the day and a FREE raffle to win an air fryer from AJC Electrical.

Register for this free event here

Winter Warmers at Martineau Gardens, Sunday 30 October, 10 - 2, booking essential

Sunday 30 October 2022, 10am - 2pm

Join Eden Project Communities at Martineau Gardens, for our spooktacular Winter Warmers Workshops. With around 14.5 million pumpkins expected to be left uneaten this Halloween, in the UK alone, we’ll look at how we can save this surplus and cook up some affordable one-pot wonders for you to try, along with ways we can warm up our communities this winter and activities we can do to connect with each other and the earth.

Communities Respond across Wales - Newtown - Thursday 27 October - 1pm-4.30pm

Thursday 27 October

Join us to hear from individuals and groups sharing the practical and creative ways they are responding to the current demands and crises facing our communities.

Ymunwch â ni i glywed gan unigolion a grwpiau sy’n rhannu’r ffyrdd ymarferol a chreadigol y maent yn ymateb i’r galwadau a’r argyfyngau presennol sy’n wynebu ein cymunedau.