Engaging local people in creative activities designed to celebrate diversity and strengthen community cohesion
Achievements for the community
- Developed a range of community activities in partnership with local groups to help people feel less isolated and able to participate within their community: “We currently run a weekly elderly support group at the Trinity Centre so the repair will also be of benefit to use as without this resource we will have nowhere to go” Awaz Utaoh, Asian Women's Group
- Provided facilities to support social welfare through the development of the Trinity Community Initiative – a subsidised hall-hire scheme, providing free/low cost facilities for community activities that help us to reach more communities:“Versatility is its [The Trinity Centre] strength. It allowed us to have the full breadth of our ideas realised.” CLIC Sargent
- Promoted equality of opportunity through building partnerships with community groups to develop activities that reach specific communities - activities such as Tea Dances for older people, in partnership with Link Age, IT drop-in sessions in partnership with Bristol Refugee Rights and Rhythm of the Night parties for adults with learning difficulties, in partnership with The Misfits
- Provided opportunities to build community cohesion through the delivery of community participation projects: “The children brought a deeper understanding to me. I see why they came to this country – for their own safety. I understood why, if I was in their situation, I would do the same thing as them.” Participant, Project Respect
- Received praise from The National Youth Agency, VOSCUR and Teachers TV for delivering projects that encourage cross-cultural and inter-generational activity
Arts Council funded project working with local people to share stories and create artwork together
Visual and performing arts project exploring the theme "bridges"
A programme of accessible arts workshops using spoken word, creative writing, performing and visual arts, to draw out personal stories of local people.
We will use the arts to build bridges between communities and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of inner-city Bristol.
The project will culminate in a final performance event at the start of 2013, inspired and adapted from works produced by participants throughout 2012.
We want everyone to get involved. If you are a community group, individual or artist interested in the project, please contact email@example.com to register your interest.
Trinity Community Gardens are cultivated and maintained by volunteers
- The Trinity Gardens are open 24hrs and anyone is welcome to come and sit in the garden and enjoy the grounds.
- Dogs are welcome but please scoop their poop and keep with you at all times!
- This is an open garden space with a busy car park – for their safety, please supervise children and ensure all pets are kept on leads
- Please take any rubbish with you and respect the plants and polytunnel
- A trained First Aider is available on site at Trinity any time the building is in use
- We recommend that you only visit the garden during building opening hours
- Please only undertake gardening activities during one of our supervised volunteer or project sessions
View our Groundrules for more information about gardening safety at Trinity.