“Let’s try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zone and soar”

– Michelle Obama

WHAT’S “GIVE IT A GO” ALL ABOUT?

 

Give it a Go is a fun and free travelling community adventure taking place across different locations in the City of Swan! It gives you a chance to try new activities, discover a hidden hobby, sweeten your social life and meet other people in your local community… all in a low-pressure, easy and cosy environment! Drop in for one session, or come to them all – this is totally your adventure!

 

 

After a successful stay for two terms in Brabham, Give it a Go is now setting up camp in Caversham for 9 weeks! Then we’ll likely move to another suburb in Swan, and then another, all during the school terms throughout the year. So whilst the kids are at school, we hope you’ll swing by and try your hand at some of the activities we have planned: board games, crafts, learn a recipe, or just hang out for a coffee!

 

CONNECTING OVER AN ACTIVITY

 

Meeting new people can be a little tough. We worry about what to say, and if it’ll be awkward. Firstly, that’s super normal. We all feel butterflies sometimes! Secondly, we’ve learn that sharing an experience of some kind is a great way to facilitate conversation. Keeping your hands busy, bursting into laughter over your jenga tower tumbling down, or learning how to blend chai spices together, are moments that brings you closer with someone. They plant little seeds of connection.

 

Give it a Go is a great way to discover (or maybe even rediscover!) a passion, meeting new people! We’ll be running this adventure for 9 weeks, every Wednesday, with different low-key activities available to try throughout.

 

Plus, maybe you’ll get to see some of the same people each week and the little seed of connection could become a friendship, or another friendly face around in your community!

 

WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW MUCH?

 

  • Give it a Go Caversham will be setting up camp at the Caversham Cafe (located in the Primewest Caversham Village Shopping Centre)
  • Every Wednesday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm,
  • Running from the 31 January – 27 March 2024

 

It’s all free. Yup, 100% free. No sign ups, no tickets or paper work. Just rock up for one week (or rock up for all 10!) and try it out. It’s on us!

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WHAT KINDS OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE ON OFFER?

 

Good question! We’re collaborating with local Swan community members to offer all kinds of fun activity stations. We don’t want to spoil the surprise by telling you everything (you’ll have to come along if you’re really curious!), but we can share that over the course of the Give it a Go term we’ll have:

  • games and puzzles to get a tiny bit competitive over (remembering that, really, we’re all winners at Give it a Go!)
  • different crafty exercises to try your hand at
  • opportunities to learn a new skill
  • coffee and conversation

 

GOT SOMETHING YOU’D LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE?

 

We would love to collaborate with locals to share their gifts, hobbies and passions! If you have a special skill, whether you’re a painter, a poet, a pottery guru, a flower arranger, or anything in between, please reach out using the information below. We can’t wait to meet you!

 

MEET THE ORGANISERS!

 

Ally (left) and Carmel (right) are Befriend’s Community Builders in the City of Swan! They dreamt up the idea for ‘Give it a Go’ last year and launched it in Brabham. It was a hugely successful program, with so many people connecting and feeling more confident to try something new in their community. More on that in a moment!

If you have any questions or you want to chat through what you can expect in more detail, then please reach out to either Ally or Carmel on the details below:

Ally | call or text 0493 333 735

Carmel | text 0403 026 462

THE FOLKS FROM GIVE IT A GO BRABHAM LOVED IT SO MUCH THEY LAUNCHED ‘BRABHAM BUDDIES’!

 

We loved being in Brabham last term! We welcomed so many new and curious faces through the door, and watched as their confidence and connection to each other grew each week!

 

Fast forward a few months, Give it a Go is getting ready to set up in Caversham and we’re thrilled to see that the lovely locals from our Brabham tours are still meeting up! They’ve self-organised a weekly catch up to continue doing fun and creative things together… and of course, in true Befriend spirit, you’re invited to that as well! So if you’re looking to get out of the house and meet some nice people around Swan, you’d be welcome at Brabham Buddies.

Give it a Go is proudly supported by the City of Swan.