Community

Window art trail spreads friendship

The art trail that connects communities
Set designer Lucy Reeves Khan came up with the idea while out walking one evening and finding herself looking into homes which had the lights on and curtains open. 

She wanted to make new friends and get involved with community to over come feelings of loneliness.

She organised workshops to get people together to share ideas for window displays and to make friends.

Hundreds of people took part in the first event in Bristol in 2015 and since then the idea has gone global.

For The Love Of It: one Dorset resident's passion for volunteering

Toni Guyton gives up her time with Volunteer Centre Dorset
Toni Guyton is a volunteer, committing her time to Volunteer Centre Dorset, an organisation which helps enable volunteering opportunities. 

Speaking to Steve Harris, Toni explained what led her to get involved and how the group are helping out communities in Dorset.

Pause For Thought: "When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion!"

Reverend Tony Miles on finding strength in numbers.

Pause For Thought: 'There's so much division in our world today - but there's so much more that unites us.'

Ed Newell on finding harmony through music.

Pause For Thought: 'If there is little community support, our young people become disengaged from the real world.'

Laurie Rosenberg on strengthening identity through unity.

Pause For Thought: 'I’m profoundly grateful to be able to get to know my sisters and brothers from around the world.'

Andy Walton celebrates community.