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People of Frome urged – ‘Get involved in sharing your skills with others’

NEXTyear will see many new events held in the town as part of a new series called Old School Shorts.

This is a programme of free and inclusive events for all the community of Frome, which is also open to anyone from across the South West. Discussions and workshops will aim to connect people in their local community through thoughtful and considered shared learning.

The events organiser Rebecca Krzyzosiak is looking for people and groups to get involved in Old School Shorts, contributing roles from a speaker, performer, host, to film maker or blogger. Roles would suit anyone looking to get involved in a community project, take part in a work experience placement, school project, or suit someone returning to work after a break, or for those who just want to share their expertise with others.

Rebecca said, “The idea behind the programme is that debates, talks, presentations and socials will enable new skill sharing; as well as aim to spark conversation, ideas and change.

“Some of the topics included in the line up are: Subjective well-being; Environmentally Friendly Building Technologies; Discovering greener choices; Employment and Social Inclusion; Food you find around you; Reducing the possibilities for crime and anti-social behaviour; Facilitating collaboration and positive experiences and Self discovery.

“We’re fortunate that we have brilliant speakers and organisations already signed up to participate, but we’re keen to involve as many people as we can, to get the most out of the events and be a truly diverse, open and an inclusive experience.”

To participate, please send an email to Rebecca at with your name, organisation (if applicable), contact information and a small paragraph on how you’d like to contribute to the skill sharing events. For updates on Old School Shorts go to www.theold or follow on Twitter @Old SchoolShorts

Old School Shorts is a volunteer programme and will run during evenings, from January until December 2014. 12 events are planned throughout the year.