The Positive Impact of Hosting Community Events
As a society, we live busy, separate lives which can make it hard to form meaningful bonds with those in our local community. The global COVID-19 pandemic saw a revival of that fabled ‘community spirit’, with people helping out their friends, family, and neighbours who were self-isolating and unable to leave their homes. It also highlighted the number of people in our society who do not have a support network in place, and suffer from feelings of loneliness.
Now that restrictions have been lifted, continuing to nurture this sense of togetherness is key to promoting good mental health and wellbeing, and ensuring people feel supported and ‘seen’ within their communities.
Community events are a great way to create a sense of togetherness. They enable people from all walks of life to feel connected and supported, especially those who are likely to feel vulnerable and lonely - such as new parents, the elderly, introverts, and people who are generally lacking the confidence to make and maintain friendships.
Hosting community events also encourages better communication and interaction between people who wouldn’t usually get the chance to engage with each other. They bring great benefits to society by providing a support network for community members to rely on, and enable people to form friendships, which are vital for good mental health and a better quality of life.
Join Green Bean & Friends for a FREE Interactive Storytime Session
Green Bean Studios is passionate about giving back to local communities and encouraging unity between people. Throughout October, Award-winning author Anita Frost will be sharing her experiences as part of the ‘Every Book Tells A Story’ project. She will be talking about her writing journey and the positive impact that writing has had on her own wellbeing.
As part of this project, Anita Frost will also be hosting a FREE community event in Wigan during October half-term for parents to bring their children to. The Green Bean & Friends Interactive Storytime Session will give children the chance to meet some of their favourite characters, including Green Bean & Mr Bear, whilst listening to Anita Frost share her stories from the Green Bean Collection.
The storytime session is ideal for children aged one to seven years. These exciting stories appeal to children from all backgrounds, with fun tales to captivate their imaginations. Each child will discover, learn and have fun together with the adventures of the Green Bean & Friends. Children will also have the opportunity to have their books signed on the day by the author.
This event is FREE of charge to attend and will be held at Ashton Library in Wigan on Monday 25th October 2021 from 10:30am.
To find out more and book your tickets, please use the link below:
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Melissa Brannlund is the features writer and editor, for author Anita Frost.
Look out for Melissa's latest articles on Anita Frost's author website, where she'll talk about topics including business and publishing, author news and events, and giving back to communities.
You can find her in-depth monthly feature on the News & Media page of the Green Bean Collection website, discussing children's books, reading, and all things Green Bean! For more information or any queries, please contact Melissa by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.