Activities List

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Positive Public Action
small, fun gatherings you can use to make this world a friendlier, happier and more connected place to live in – and meet positive, pro-active new friends, where you live, or while travelling!


Take a Smile
Giving smiles is such a simple way to brighten a day

  • Reminding people they are surrounded by happy, friendly people
  • Building trust within the local community + closing the distance between us all


Connecting Canvas
A big sheet of paper + some pens. It’s so easy to connect people and meet positive folk

  • Fear of interaction with folk we haven’t yet met
  • Exploring and releasing creativity through collaborative drawing


Inspire MY City
The right words reaching someone at the right time have the power to change lives

  • Increasing Community Happiness, through reminders to be good to each other and ourselves
  • Sending inspirational messages out in the hope that they reach someone at the right time to make a positive change to their path in life

Eye Bombing
Simply making our cities and towns into more playful places, while having fun!

  • Life can get too serious, many people are in need of a reminder to lighten up and play
  • Playful cities and towns are happier cities

Give a Bubble
Invite people in public places to blow some bubbles together

  • Connecting people across demographics using bubbles
  • Reminding everyone of when it was normal to be friendly and have fun with new people


The Musical Connection
Inviting unsuspecting people in a public place to play music together

  • Challenging negative cultural myths: people who dont know each other shouldnt talk
  • Experimenting with music together is fun, healthy + should be normal for everyone


Guerilla Urban Beautification
Make your city beautiful to make everyone feel good

  • Living somewhere that looks good makes people nicer to each other and themselves
  • Promoting the health benefits of connecting with nature, and indulging our creative side


The Positivity Facilitator

You become a board to facilitate positive friendly interaction in public

  • Connecting people especially those less likely to interact with each other normally

 

  • Countering modern life’s push to highlight differences between people rather than the experiences we all share

 


Free Hugs
A good hug can change someone’s whole day, lets offer everyone a little lift

  • Reducing the distance between people who havent met
  • Promoting healthy living and interactions


Pillow Fight 4Connection
Take a pile of pillows to a public space, and invite people to play with each other

  • Reducing distance and distrust between those who haven’t met, bridging demographics
  • Showing everyone that they are surrounded by positive, happy and friendly people


Slip ‘n’ Slide
It a HUGE crowd funded slide! Everyone in your town can use it over and over again

  • ..Well its a lot of fun!!
  • Demonstrating the concept of uniting to create community resources


I have a Message for YOU!
Sometimes we just need a positive, uplifting or kind message from a friendly face to turn our day around

  • Promoting the health benefits of regular positive thinking
  • Getting people to give their time to make others happier ..and themselves too

International Positive Action Days: Big, bold and Awesome! Our International Days unite tens of thousands of people in cities, towns and villages across the World, to spread a wave of Positive Social Action! Admittedly most attendee’s come for the fun, not fully understanding the events message – but they are great publicity and draws many more people into joining our Movement and taking that crucial 1st step to joining us in changing the World through Positive Social Action



International Give a Bubble Day

HUGE Bubble Blowing flash mobs across the World, finishing with inviting everyone we meet on the streets to share the joy of bubbling

  • Connecting people across demographics using bubbles, and promoting community connection
  • Reminding people of a time when it was normal to be friendly and have fun with people they’d just met



Inspire MY City Day

Take to the streets to cover cities in positive+inspiring messages armed with colourful chalks

  • Spreading a ripple of Positivity across the planet
  • Inspiring people to meet life’s challenges with a little extra courage today


International Open Skills Sharing Day

People coming together to share what they know, its like buying really cool things ..but free!

  • Promoting the benefits of an open sharing culture, where information is free to anyone who wants to learn
  • Creating a vibrant, friendly space where everyone is welcome and positive interaction is the norm



International Musical Connection Day

Inviting people passing in a busy public place to stop and experiment with music together

  • Challenging negative cultural myths: people who dont know each other shouldnt talk
  • Experimenting with music together is fun, healthy + should be normal for everyone


International Guerrilla Urban Beautification

Pick a dirty area of your city and mobilise the neighbourhood to beautify it, or send teams across the city to hunt for spots to make natural art and plant seeds

  • Well-being – nature and the condition of our surroundings are deeply linked to our health and feeling of happiness in life
  • Teaching people how to come together to change the World they live in for the better



International Pillow Fight Day

Cities across the World unite in the unbounded joy of soft, playful battle

  • Promoting the health benefits of adults including play in their daily life
  • Teaching how community self-led action can create magical things


Take a Smile
A Global wave of smile fuelled positivity

  • Reminding people they live surrounded by happy, friendly people
  • Building trust within the local community + closing the distance between us all

Positivity Projects: Our community members suggest, build and run these creative projects to show that when we come together with a plan and a goal, we are powerful and we can have a big impact on an issue where we live. Focallocal’s projects are ideas can be recreated and adapted around the World, with experienced teams to help support.
Get in contact if you’d like to join one, or start one where you live!


Inspiring Unexpected Heroes
A Creative Writing Workshop, guiding troubled youth to create a story about something simple in life that makes them smile, then taking their positive words to a local hospice

  • Showing young people in need of guidance that kindness to others is a powerful way to build their self-esteem
  • A friendly gesture for folk at the end of their lives, hoping to help them to focus on the beauty of the human experience


Open Skills Sharing Day
Every city should have a place each week where people can come to share skills and knowledge

  • Promoting the benefits of an open sharing culture, where information is free to anyone who wants to learn
  • Creating a vibrant, friendly space where everyone is welcome and positive interaction is the norm


Conversation Dinner
Hosting a dinner with people from a wide variance of demographics, where guests pick the discussion partner they are expect to have the least in common with

  • Removing the perceived separators between us which are based on demographic (fictitious and frivolous) differences
  • Uniting people in acceptance and understanding by exposing our human similarities

Upcycling Workshop with People who are Homeless
Repurposing junk to create useful items to make life easier or sell (ideally combined with local markets)

  • Creating a light, fun social space for those likely to be needing a break from more serious issues
  • Teaching skills which could be used to make a small income and exploring routes to help them sell their crafts


Performance Flash Mob where it’s Most Needed
We’ve all seen awesome videos of flash mobs in public places ..Why not take them to folk who really need them? Lets do it!

  • Providing entertainment to those not able to get up and go find it on their own
  • Demonstrating how easy and fun it can be to take action and help those in need within your community

Kindness + Fun Things Auction
A creative auction using fun + kindness to raise money in a way where everyone who joins in gets something nice back

  • 50% goes to support Focallocal’s positive action projects
  • 50% goes to support a local charity nominated by the winning auctioneer

Theatre with Folk who are Homeless
Thespian’s of the Focallocal community offering free acting Workshops to those who are Homeless, aiming to create a Theatre production of their lives

  • Creating a light social activity and space as brief a rest from the hardships of living on the streets
  • Re-humanising those who are homeless to the public by sharing real stories of the path to homelessness of other humans


Free + Fun Festival of Local Creativity
Creating a vibrant space for local people who want to share their creativity with their local community

  • Giving regular, non-famous, local people a platform to share their creativity and talents with their neighbours
  • Promoting Connected Communities

 

 

The Positive Psychology Gym:

Kind Words Every Day for One Month