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Bristol’s a brilliant city. As Bristolians – brand new or born and bred – we’ve a lot to be proud of. We’re creative. We’re spirited. We’re never short of energy. But if we all got a bit more involved, could our city be even better?
Whoever you are, whatever your background, Happy City is here to help you make the most of your street, your community, your neighbourhood, your city. Maybe you’ve got a bright idea and need help making it happen? Perhaps you’ve got a little time to spare or some knowledge or experience to share? You might have an established organisation, looking for inspiration, ideas and people keen to help out…
Happy City exists to spread happiness. To bring people together, making connections between communities so people like you can make the change you want to happen. We don’t promise funding or formality. But you can be sure there’ll be no fat cats, forms to fill out or hoops to jump through. Just normal people like you, working together and using what we’ve already got to make our city better, brighter and happier than ever before.
How does it work?
By shifting from bad news, fear and consumption to celebrating and spreading success and creating caring, connected communities.
It brings people, ideas and resources together so happiness flourishes in every corner of the city. Once we’re done with the corners, we’ll fill in all the middle bits, and then plant happiness all around the country…
The Happy City initiative is delivered through events, communication campaigns and an online community hub is currently being developed to replace this holding site. If you’d like to get involved, can consider funding us, or simply want us to stay in touch, please use the address below.
To subscribe to our mailing list, use the subject header ‘Subscribe – Happy City News’, or you can also sign up to our RSS feed (if that’s your bag) and brace yourself for a Happy revolution.
Best wishes, The Happy Team
(there are lots of us – see the ‘be involved’ page!)
Call us on: +44 (0)117 230 0128 or write to us at: INFO@HAPPYCITY.ORG.UK
A BIT MORE ABOUT THE HAPPY CITY INITIATIVE…
Happy City is an apolitical not-for-profit initiative. It has no links to any religious, political or extremist organisation, and no hidden agenda.
We just want a happier Bristol too.Here’s a bit more detail about how it all works in practice….
At fast paced, fun, inspiring events held in communities across the city people will:
* Explore their visions of a happier community
* Discover the things that are already happening to increase happiness in their neighbourhoods
* Enable and inspire each other to come together to support and cultivate success to build happiness
Participants and trained community connectors will then take the thinking, learning, tools and approaches from these events and use them in schools, groups,homes and public spaces throughout their communities. Spreading the seeds of happiness virally.
A range of broad reaching awareness campaigns targeted at all members of society will:
* Stimulate thought through the use of images, questions, and invitations.
* Provoke conversations, curiosity and interest
* Inform people about sources of information including events and the website
Communications will be ongoing, varied in style and will feature celebrations of success and progress reports as well of continued calls to action.
Happycity.org will be the place people go to:
* Gain connections, solutions, inspiration, resources and support in furthering their own projects
* Collect the support and knowledge they need to get an idea of the ground or overcome a hurdle
* Connect with an outlet of their desire to get involved
* Share their experience, inspiration, knowledge, contacts and success
It will be populated by the people of Bristol who will make their own deposits in the Happy City Solutions, Inspirations, Projects and Events Banks.
…AND THE WINNER IS….ALL OF US
In summary – The Happy City Initiative is a bottom up process that embeds a sustainable culture by using what’s there rather than searching for more.
Change is effected through focusing on and linking up existing efforts whilst supporting and assisting new initiatives
The empowerment and enthusiasm for change will spread virally through communities.
This mass engagement stems from inspirational events and is supported by an exciting communications programme and powerful yet intuitive website providing support, connections, inspiration, conversations and solutions.
The resulting network of connections and good practice will develop and grow exponentially.