World Community Arts Day

World Community Arts Day

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“ART AS A CATALYST FOR CARING AND SHARING”

The festival involved being creative on the day to raise an important issue you believe in and help create a World Festival Society for a day. Being creative about an issue that you believe promotes “caring and sharing”.

The festivals featured Love Letters, Knitting jumpers for trees, Exhibitions, concerts, DJ’s. Visitors were always welcome to add support by placing their art and events.

Song, dance, theatre, draw, paint, write, make, poem, photograph, lecture, walk, tour, talk, art class anyway that you feel you are creative!

It is being creative that is important.

The aim is to create a world festival society for a day.

To illustrate how festival and celebration through art can provide answers.

We discuss more about the community, art, wellbeing and our environment throughout our website here at Communiversity.

The Biggest Art Festival

2017 will see the 10th World Community Arts day.

It started off in 2007 to celebrate the life of Reg Bolton the Craigmillar Festival Network, but has now grown each year.

Hundreds of thousands of people join in and bring many projects from many countries. Many add artwork, music, photos, etc online into a range of social networks.

Look and enjoy the diverse range of creativity.

Have a look at last year, live broadcasts, radio broadcasts, concerts, art installations, everything and anything. Some celebrations lasted a few months, week-long celebrations in many Arts Centres and many were very quiet and quick on or before the day. The important thing is to be part of this global celebration.…

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4 Simple Ways We can help the Environment

Quick Ways to Help the Environment

We only have one planet (so far!), and it is important that we keep it safe and protected for our own benefit. We don’t have to do extreme things just to be able to help. There are simple things that can be done by every individual that can make a great difference. Check out these simple ways we can help the environment.

1. Switch to a Green Energy Provider

Green Energy is Renewable Energy. These providers primarily generate their energy by renewable and environmentally friendly means such as wind, tidal and solar power. Although this can sometimes mean your power bill will be a little higher, you can rest assured that you’re doing your bit for the environment both now and for years to come. These companies put much of their profit back into research in order to make green energy more efficient.

Many of the major suppliers in the UK, including the ‘Big Six’, offer a green energy tariff. Other up-and-coming providers such as Ovo Energy offer a completely green energy package which is great value for money.

As public interest grows in this type of energy, providers will increase their investment in renewable sources so make sure you switch if you can afford to do so. Contact your energy provider to get more information on specific deals.

2. Make use of Bicycles

Using bicycles can give us a lot of benefits more than what we can imagine. Our world is heating up because of all the greenhouse gases produced all over the world. We can reduce it if we will switch to cycling rather than using our cars that release more pollutants. Aside from that, our health can also benefit from it because we can get our daily exercise.

3. Eco-bags

We all know that there will always be a need for us to go grocery shopping for our needs. See to it that we will always bring an eco-bag whenever we are in a supermarket. If we will bring our bags, there is no need for us to use the paper bags from the shops. Tonnes of natural resources are being utilised for every paper bag given to us, and if we bring our own, we can reduce the demand for it.

4. Go for organic foods

If we opt to eat organic foods, we can help the environment and our health. We will be able to intake food with no preservatives and chemicals that can be harmful to our body. Plants and crops that are grown naturally will not have toxic contents that can also be detrimental to the environment.

With these three simple things, we can already be a great help in taking care of our surroundings. Let’s start with ourselves and convince other people to do the same.

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The top 4 benefits of historical restoration and preservation

Our world is changing, and there is nothing we can do to stop it. More and more technological advancement are innovated, and we are just going with the flow. However, no matter what changes life may bring, it’s important that we can still take care of our historical heritage. New things may arrive, but we should never forget about historical restoration and preservation. Here are the benefits we can get from it.

1. Strengthening the Community

Historical places in a community will serve as the pride of the place. If it will be preserved, there is something that locals will always be proud of, and it creates a strong bond for the people living in the area.

2. Increase on Tourism Opportunity

The historic site in an area can get the attention of numerous people. There are a lot of individuals who would love to see a part of history that stood strong despite the time. There will be people visiting the place, and the location can be a great tourist spot.

3. Economic Growth

With all the tourist that want to get a piece of history, there will be a high demand for jobs and business opportunities. Of course, people would need a place where they can stay and places where they can eat. The locals will have the chance to set up their business, and therefore, more jobs will be available.

4. Natural Resources Conservation

If we will push to preserve the historical sites around us, it means we can reduce the demand for the new materials needed for new construction. Aside from that, we all know how strong the infrastructures are, way back the old days. Compared to the new buildings today, the life span of an infrastructure built years ago are longer.

These are the benefits we can get if we will support restoration and preservation of historical sites. It can do us more good so we should all support the things that have great historical values.

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The 3 basic safety tips that every independent women must know.

We are in the modern world whereas there are a lot of independent women who can stand up for themselves. However, we must know that there are still a lot of threats most especially to the ladies whenever they are walking in the streets alone. Here are the basic safety tips that every woman should know. Check out so you can stay safe all the time.

1. Be mindful of the surroundings

It is important that you are observant with what is happening around you. We wouldn’t know what is going to happen next. It is for your safety so you can avoid being the victim. There are also cases whereas women are the witness. You can be a great help in resolving crimes if you know what exactly happened.

2. Don’t be distracted

Most of the crime victims are those who are unaware of their surroundings and people who seemed to be distracted. The reason for distraction can come in various forms. You can be talking to someone over the phone or simply texting. If you are too engrossed in what you are doing, there’s a big chance that you are unaware that danger is already coming your way.

3. Walk Confidently

Criminals choose their victim based on their standards. If they can see you as someone weak and an easy target, they will not waste time but take advantage of you. If you can walk heads up and with confidence, criminals would always have second thoughts about you. They would think that you are someone who can take care of yourself.

There is nothing wrong if we will follow these basic tips. These tips are just simple, but it can be a great help, so you will never be a victim of the crimes that…

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