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November newsletter
Autumn term update from Edventure

Hi everyone,

As the world outside turns frosty and the nights grow longer, we’ve got lots on offer this Autumn term!

In this newsletter, we’ll be talking about:
🎨 New, free creative workshops at make:shed
πŸ₯‡ Community Fridge: Terri’s award and Edventure’s new challenge to her
β˜• A great networking opportunity: upcoming Business Breakfast 
🌿 Future Shed update: new Retrofit focus, Pumpkin Day, and more
🎬 Learn how we tell good stories – and why it matters
πŸ’Ό New fixed desk availability at the Welsh Mill Hub
πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Join us for our walking tour of Edventure & our initiatives
🌟 Exciting new opportunities 


Free workshops on creative wellbeing at make:shed

Interested in creativity for wellbeing?

This term, make:shed are running free, creative workshops on creativity for wellbeing for young adults 18-35 (ish) and we’ve got space in our upcoming workshops

The most effective way for people to discover our creative community is through recommendations from people they know. Do you know someone who might like to come along to a make:shed session? Forward them this email or this link

πŸ“… November 2nd  πŸ“ The Welsh Mill Hub, Frome

For our drawing for wellbeing workshop, we will be hosting a relaxing evening where we will develop some drawing activities for wellbeing. 

We will explore how different materials make you feel, and ask questions like: Do different processes engage or relax you on different levels?

We will play with different mediums and processes to reflect on how we engage with our creative endeavours.

Find out more and book here

πŸ“… December 7th πŸ“ The Welsh Mill Hub, Frome

Join us for a mindful evening of making as we learn to bind our own bespoke drawing journals, giving you the tools to start your own journey of creativity for well-being. 

We’ll support each other to set intentions to make time and space for our creativity in the future.

Find out more and book here 


make:shed is a free, weekly, creative workshop & community for young adults (18-35-ish) in Frome and surrounding areas. It’s a safe, welcoming space for you to be yourself, connect with others and express your creativity.

You’re welcome to use our store of tools and materials to work on your project or have a rummage and get inspired to start something new.

Our team is on hand for guidance and to give you a warm welcome. And our urn is always on for tea!

See all our upcoming sessions – including our open shed sessions –  & book free here

Follow make:shed on Facebook & Instagram (@makeshedfrome) for live updates, photos and more.πŸ₯‡ Congrats to our award-winning Community Fridge Coordinator, Terri! 


πŸ† Huge congratulations to our Community Fridge Coordinator Terri Pitts, who recently won the BBC Make A Difference Green Award in September, and a  Commendation from the Mayor this October!
& Terri’s challenge

The community fridge has saved an average of 6612kg of surplus food each month from April to August πŸ₯¦πŸ₯–

A big well done to Loop: Frome who was Highly Commended for the Green Award  πŸŒΏ

Terri’s challenge

We challenged Terri, our volunteer community fridge coordinator, to eat out only of the Community Fridge for an entire week 

Can she do it? Follow @communityfridgefrome to see Terri’s progress, and help with recipe ideasπŸ’‘

Want to support Terri in her challenge and help keep the community fridge going? Give the fridge a small donation here 

The Community Fridge & Larder in Frome reduces food waste by making surplus food from local businesses accessible to everyone in our community, run by a fantastic team of volunteers. Did you know the fridge originated with our 4th Edventure Start-Up student team in 2014?

Learn about the fridge on our website here 

Networking Opportunity – Business Breakfast

Join us for the next Frome Business Breakfast this November, following the success of our last breakfast.

πŸ“… November 29th  πŸ“ The Riverhouse Cafe

Hosted by the Frome Chamber of Commerce and supported by Edventure Frome C.I.C. Enjoy a delicious breakfast (vegetarian, vegan, or meat) and plenty of coffee while making new connections in the local business community.This is a wonderful opportunity to expand your network, find new opportunities, and receive support.Tickets Β£14 – click here to book Future Shed update– Future Shed Fridays and Meet Ups – check what’s happening here:


Futureshed Update

We are starting a new Future Shed focus on Retrofit, co-hosted with Sally Richards, Green & Healthy Frome’s Community Retrofit Lead based at Frome Town Council. The first one is on Wednesday 1 November in the evening and almost fully booked.  But there’s another one on Weds 29 November
Book in here:

This Saturday – How to Mend Your Clothes with Everyone Needs Pockets at SHARE – 1 pm – 3 pm – FREE advice and support with basic mends on your clothes – Book in

This Sunday: Pumpkin Day – Harvest Swap and Food Festival
Sunday 29 October – 10 am to 3 pm
Harvest Swap, Food stalls, Workshops and Talks for adults and kids – there’s an abundance of autumnal delight this Sunday – go here for the news listing!

Carbon Literacy Training – we have limited free places for volunteers/entrepreneurs/community providers to do carbon literacy training with Jen Gale from Sustainable-ish.
2 x Friday mornings on 3rd and 10th November.
Contact if you’re interested.


How can we tell good stories?

Colin, our Start-up Lead, explains why he joined Edventure, using storytelling skills from our first workshop in our Positive Futures short course series.

Click below (or here) to watch the video on Instagram β¬‡οΈ  – and learn about Colin’s method in the video description 


The Edventure Tour

Join us for an interactive walking tour of Edventure & our projects

Our next Edventure Tour is coming up! 

It’s a great chance to experience Edventure initiatives first-hand on an interactive walking tour of our local projects.

This is a warts-and-all opportunity to experience Edventure first-hand.  We’ll share the history, context and vision of our journey – both our successes and failures.

Learn about our experiential approach to building community enterprise and visit some of our groups and enterprises where you’ll get the opportunity to meet the people responsible on the ground, ask the questions that are important to you and receive honest, nuts & bolts answers.

Find out where we’ll be visiting, and book here


Why have a desk away from home?  
⬇️ Video below ⬇️

Fixed desk memberships at the Hub are now available.

Why join a community co-working space – and have your own desk away from home?

We answer that in our TikTok video here 


The Welsh Mill Hub offers versatile, affordable co-working and fixed desk space for a diverse community of people in Frome.

We have new fixed desk availability at the Welsh Mill Hub – perfect for individuals or for a team. With a fixed desk membership, you get your own desk and 24/7 access to the Hub. 

We’d like to invite you for a free trial day at the Welsh Hill Hub. To redeem this offer, just email me at with the code “newsletter”. 

We’re open 9 a.m – 5.30 p.m. Monday – Friday for co-working.

At the Welsh Mill Hub, you get: 
Super fast and reliable WiFi πŸ“Ά
Access to our hot drinks station with many teas & coffees β˜•πŸ΅
Meeting rooms πŸ“Š
Printer πŸ–¨οΈ
Networking opportunities 🀝
lots more  🌟

Come and try the Hub for free with a trial day by emailing me at New Opportunities: External Offerings of InterestResource Futures have an open position for a Community Coordinator for East Somerset, to support the launch and delivery of the new Community Action Groups (CAG) network in Somerset  Find out more and apply here 

A new online offer from inourplace, as part of Connect Somerset, offering over Β£100 of free online courses for Parents, Stepparents, Carers, Grandparents and Parents to be.To access the courses and find out more, go to and put in Connect Somerset’s unique access code β€œdragon”.———————————————————————-

Stay tuned with Edventure by following us at @edventurefrome on Instagram and on our Facebook page

All the best,

James Wallis

Hub Host & Social Media Manager | Edventure