Second Community Day being organised

November 30 2019
Second Community Day being organised

THE team behind the Wake Up Wells project have announced that they will be repeating the Wake Up Wells Community Day in 2020.

Following the success of Wake Up Wells in 2019, Emma Lefevre and Kirstie Harris launched a community interest company called Project Factory CIC. The aim of the company is to build stronger communities through events, projects and courses.

The Wake Up Wells Community Day 2020 will take place on September 12, and aims to maximise the benefit to all community stakeholders and optimise participation and engagement of the community so as to involve as many community groups and organisations as possible.

“The feedback received after the event in January 2019 was phenomenal,” said Emma.

“It was a real celebration of all the great things that happen here in Wells. We met a couple of families who had travelled a long way because they were thinking of relocating to Wells and they wanted to find out what goes on here. Both families we spoke to were persuaded that Wells was where they wanted to be.”

Kirstie said: “Once again we want to celebrate, communicate, collaborate and connect the communities in Wells.

“We hope the event in 2020 will help raise the profile of many volunteer groups and community organisations, as well as the Heritage partners, and showcase the diversity of talent that exists in our wider community.”

The event will be taking place inside Wells Cathedral and outside on Cathedral Green, with stalls, live music, food, entertainment and more.

The date also coincides with Heritage Open Days and the team will be liaising with Heritage partners on how to maximise the opportunities.

Kirstie added: “We are very lucky to have been allowed to use Wells Cathedral and Green as a venue and we’d like to thank the Dean and Chapter of Wells Cathedral. We’d also like to work with groups such as Rotary Club of Wells, Wells Lions, Wells City and Mendip District Councils to make it more of a fringe festival for Wells. Groups that want to be involved should email”

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