The All’s Well initiative is a partnership with St Nicholas Priory and The Devon & Exeter Medical Heritage Trust (DEMHT), offering opportunities for volunteers to develop skills in a number of ways and to feel the health and wellbeing benefits of engaging with our heritage. Supported by the Arts Council and Thriving Communities.
17th February 2022
Connections Conference 12.15pm - 4.30pm
At 10.45am before the conference you are welcome to take the St David’s Trail - a chance to be guided on a walk through our rich and fascinating local history (1 hour 10 mins)
Only Connect! This All’s Well event is a wonderful opportunity for organisations and projects to get together to share successes, challenges and questions relating to arts, heritage and culture at work in the community, and to learn from each other how we can best make our contributions to a healthy, thriving city. Catering provided by LOVE Food CIC, and the Mulberry Cafe. There will be presentations from exciting projects from Positive Lights to Magic Carpet, City of Literature to Resilient Women, all to inspire and provoke us, with time for questions and discussion, alongside a showcasing of a wide range of community and cultural initiatives which we would love you and your group to contribute to. We particularly want to hear about projects and initiatives that have made innovative or surprising connections, using the creative diversity and heritage of Exeter and Devon to develop engagement, belonging and wellbeing with a range of participants.
Reach us through our contact page for more information, or to book a place, or to contribute to the showcase. Places are limited so early booking is advised.
All’s Well is thrilled to be taking part!
This year the festival runs from the 10-19th of September and all events are FREE to attend. Join us for a variety of All’s Well walking tours and guided trails celebrating the Veitch family’s horticultural dynasty and connection with Exeter, Northernhay Gardens history and monuments and a brand new tour around St David’s, showcasing the best heritage places and spaces that the area has to offer.
Uncover the fascinating stories of the people who have lived here, some of them brought to life and animated by a fantastic group of professional actors along the way. Or take the opportunity to experience 900 years of history at St Nicholas Priory by dropping in on an open day, or special event, and discover the secrets of Exeter’s oldest building.
If you’re looking for something a little more relaxed, why not take part in our creative writing sessions at the Community Centre, exploring the theme of this year’s festival Edible England? A chance to reflect on memories and connections with food through prose and poetry, drawing upon family recipes, tastes of home (wherever that may be) and flavours from our pasts, to feed our creativity. Also on the Edible England theme, why not join in a session with Devon & Exeter Medical Heritage Trust at the Priory where you can find out all about herbal remedies and medical tools? Or drop by there to experience a Tudor cooking session, find out what’s growing in the herb garden and how to use it to make scrumptious meals!
On Saturday 18th September, visit our wellness market and find out how to benefit from and contribute to our neighbourhood and try out some wellbeing experiences. This event is an excellent opportunity to connect with some of the friendly and helpful organisations, charities and businesses, some of which share our space and all of which support the area.
It will also be competition time at the Community Centre in the run up to the Festival – with a special history and heritage theme. Keep your eyes on our social media channels for more details!
Engage with our heritage
Trail Guides, Welcome hosts and object handlers
The centre is delighted to be running All’s Well, a project funded through Thriving Communities and supporting Social Prescribing in Exeter. Working in partnership with St Nicholas Priory and The Devon & Exeter Medical Heritage Trust (DEMHT) we are offering opportunities for volunteers to develop skills in a number of ways and to feel the health and wellbeing benefits of engaging with our heritage. We are asking for prospective volunteers to get in touch to work as trail guides on a new St David’s Trail, or as Welcome hosts and object handlers at the centre or at St Nicholas Priory.