What's happening in October?

1–31 October

Do you love to draw, or think you can't? The Big Draw Festival is your opportunity to join a global community in celebrating the universal language of drawing. So get a pencil in hand and join in some experimental drawing activities in your area!

4 October

This workshop will prepare you to create a community companion project and seek funding up to £1000. Note only workshop attendees may apply for funding.

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.

Photo of Fun Palace illustration

5–6 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

5 – 6 October

This event brings network members together in Derry to catch up, share ideas and make new connections.  It's almost full but if you are too late to book a place there is a waiting list and places do sometimes become available so register your interest.

5 October

Come along and join Eden Project Communities for a bite to eat and a celebration of community.

6 October

This workshop will prepare you to create a community companion project and seek funding up to £1000. Note only workshop attendees may apply for funding.

10 October 

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

10 October

Join us for a Disco Soup event at this exciting new community space in Edinburgh's Old Town. Help us explore one of the ways surplus food (on this occasion provided by Fare Share) can be used to help bring people together. 

12 October

Join us for a visit to Sandside Community Garden, followed by a light lunch.

England and Wales national networking gathering

12 and 13 October

Save the date for our upcoming nationwide networking event. We’re teaming up with our colleagues and invite you to connect and share with people doing great things in their communities across Wales and England.

14 October 12 -4pm

A session for anyone interested in taking over a disused piece of land or a building and using it for a community project. Come and chat and ask the questions you have.

Re-wilding and your community, with Grow Wild

15 October

For our next get together in Powys, we’re teaming up with Grow Wild to bring some fascinating training themed around re-wilding nature and how communities can be part of it. If you are interested in coming along, please contact Sam on sevans@edenproject.com for more information.

19 October 
Join us to celebrate the amazing things happening in Cornish communities and create a shared imagination of what the future could look like!
Make a Difference Day

26 October

Originally an American tradition, this day encourages volunteering in the community to do something that makes a difference to someone.  


21 October and 22 October

Join Eden Project Communities and community-minded people from across the UK in a free online workshop about making your project inter-generational, not just multi-generational.

23 October

This is a lovely opportunity to meet people from across Glasgow who are passionate about their community and are doing their bit to make a positive difference and help bring people together in whatever ways that might be. Everyone is welcome!