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Kingston first London council to launch 24×7 free WiFi

December 15th, 2017 by Sandy

Kingston has announced the deployment of free Wi-Fi 24x7 for public access. It becomes the first council in London to launch a free public Wi-Fi service, which is already live in New Maiden High Street and Kingston's Ancient Market Place. Following an agreement between the council and Arqiva, the telecommunications provider, work was started to improve connectivity in the town centre. The free network named RBK Free Public WiFi,... Read More»

Free workshop for youth by stars of Black Dyke band in Brighouse

December 14th, 2017 by Sandy

Star players from the Black Dyke Band will lead a day of free workshop tuition for school children of the West Yorkshire area, to be held next February. On 22nd February (Thursday), the free event will be held at Brighouse High School. The afternoon workshop will start at 3:00pm for young brass players of school-going age, taught by tutors of Black Dyke, followed by a performance in the evening... Read More»

Lumiere London 2018, the outdoor light festival, is getting ready in the capital

December 12th, 2017 by Sandy

The upcoming Lumiere London, the outdoor light festival, is the second edition and coming soon to the UK's capital. The production company of the lighting show, Artichoke, has revealed 10 of the artworks. They will be staging the spectacular event across the capital from the 18th to the 21st of January, 2018. The works that have been revealed include a series of singing see-saws, illuminated and interactive, installed in... Read More»

National Lottery thank players with free entry to Jodrell Bank

December 10th, 2017 by Sandy

Heritage Lottery Fund is saying 'thank you' to those who helped fund major projects, with a nationwide initiative that gives lottery players free entry to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. Anyone can get into the visitor centre free, with a proof of ever playing the National Lottery, from 11th (Monday) to 17th (Sunday) December. Heritage Lottery Fund has recently awarded £12 million to Jordell Bank Discovery Centre to support its... Read More»

Knutsford offering free social media workshop for businesses

December 9th, 2017 by Sandy

Knutsford Town Council is offering business owners a free workshop to support their social media presence, to use it more effectively to sell their products and services. The workshop in association with Bella Design & Marketing will be held on 31st January (2018), Wednesday. It is suitable for anyone, regardless of social media experience. The workshop will cover topics such as analysis, engagement, reaching the target audience and generating interesting... Read More»

Lightwaves 2017 brings light art festival to Salford Quays

December 2nd, 2017 by Sandy

A fantastic light art festival is being held in Salford Quays and drawing in large crowds from across the North West. Lightwaves 2017 is taking place from Friday, hosted by Quays Culture, running until Sunday, 17th December. The annual festival will showcase over public spaces, an eclectic programme, over an unforgettable 10 days. It will feature digital light art and exclusive commissioned digital art displays. Find here emerging talent of local,... Read More»

Keighley offers free Christmas Day bus service

November 26th, 2017 by Sandy

Keighly will again be offering a free Christmas Day bus service, run by volunteers. This year, to continue the 23-year old tradition, the bus service will be managed by fully qualified volunteers with Passenger Carrying Vehicle licence from the Town & District Transport Trust, instead of the Keighley Bus Museum Trust. A spokesperson for the transport trust based in East Lancashire and West Yorkshire said the buses to be used, built... Read More»

Return of Winterfest fun to Clydebank in weekend

November 23rd, 2017 by Sandy

Clydebank will have fun-filled activities hotting up this weekend. The much awaited Winterfest will be returning to Clydebank on 26 November and promises to be bigger than ever. To kick-off the 3-week long celebrations from the Town Hall, Santa as the special guest, along with his trusted reindeer, will arrive for the grand opening from 11am to 3:30pm. Boys and girls listed will be able to meet Santa between... Read More»

Free medical training offered to London cabbies by Mytaxi

November 20th, 2017 by Sandy

The taxi-hailing app Mytaxi is offering free training to London cabbies to deal with health-related emergencies. The "Knowledge+" training course covers acid attacks, terrorist incidents, including first aid techniques and CPR, plus how to use a defibrillator. Cab drivers are given advice on basic psychology, like body language and de-escalating aggressive behaviour, or handling a crisis. The course is promoted as a progression of "The Knowledge", with backing from... Read More»

CINECITY Film Festival on its 15th year at Brighton

November 14th, 2017 by Sandy

CINECITY Film Festival is back for its 15th year in Brighton. Running for 2 weeks, the latest iteration of the film festival includes exhibition, previews, live scores, special events and workshops, from 10th to 16th November. Inspired by the 70th Anniversary of Brighton Rock, an adaptation of Graham Green's novel will be screened, with the première of You Want Me To Say I Love You, a live commission and related... Read More»

Workshop at Storyhouse prior to True Stories Live event

November 11th, 2017 by Sandy

An intimate storytelling event, True Story Lives, as part of Chester Literary Festival, will be coming to Storyhouse in Chester. Before the main True Stores Live event on 15th November (Wednesday), a fee workshop will be held on 14th November (Tuesday), for potential storytellers in Chester. The theme of the event is 'Lost and Found'. The event is the brainchild of Lucy Farrant, the producer. Storyhouse is a theatre,... Read More»

Free football training sessions at Thirsk Falcons for girls

November 10th, 2017 by Sandy

In partnership with North Yorkshire Soccer Academy the Thirsk Falcons FC is to launch free training sessions for girls only. The free sessions will start on 11th November (Saturday) at TAC playing fields from 10:30am onwards. The sessions open for girls from age 5 and up will be offered initially free. Richard Darcey, an ex-professional player and an experienced coach will offer traing. He will be assisted Scarlet Dukes... Read More»

Ticket Giveaway initiative to Scotland’s historical sites, by HES

November 9th, 2017 by Sandy

The Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is on a ticket giveaway initiative, as part of the celebrations for Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. HES is offering thousands of free tickets to visitors, on the weekend of St. Andrews Day, falling on 25th and 26th November, on Saturday and Sunday, being released online. From 6th November (Monday), starting at 9am, members of the public can register online at www.ticketgiveawar.co.uk , right... Read More»

U2 to play free gig in Trafalgar Square

November 7th, 2017 by Sandy

The rock band U2 will play a free concert for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in London's Trafalgar Square. U2 are being awarded at this weekend's ceremony with a Global Icon award and the rock band will celebrate this with a free gig here on Saturday evening. The band will be handed the award at EMAs on Sunday (12 November), at the epic SSE Arena in Wembley. For... Read More»

Digital workshop in Nailsea on using photos for telling life story

November 6th, 2017 by Sandy

Learn to tell your life story using photos at a digital workshop by Nailsea Town Council. The course called, 'Letter to My Grandchild in Photos', aims to help older people to tell their life story by creating a photo-book, for their families. The course which runs seven sessions, at this town in North Somerset, starts on 13th November, led by Elspeth Penny, the council's arts and health specialist. Elspeth... Read More»

Free Back to Badminton session by Canute Badminton Club for women

November 4th, 2017 by Sandy

The Canute Badminton club is arranging a free session for female players, called Back to Badminton, at the end of November. They are planning the session at the Ederton Youth Club, to encourage women to pick up a racket and have a go again. The session will be held in a relaxed and fun environment, on 22 November (Wednesday), at the club in Mereheathe Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, from 8pm. Read More»

First phobia workshop and free download to fight killer clown fear

October 30th, 2017 by Sandy

The killer clown craze is back, for a second year, meant to terrorise people in the country. However, for the 5 million Britons suffering from coulrophobia, or fear of clowns, this time there is help to overcome it. Specialists in phobia and anxiety workshops, Core Courage, are holding the first phobia workshop to address the issue of coulrophobia, ranging from mild anxiety to severe panic attacks. The workshop will... Read More»

Food Waste Reduction workshop in Innerleithen

October 28th, 2017 by Sandy

A food waste road-show in Innerleithen will be holding a free event next week. The Food Waste Reduction workshop will run from 1pm to 3pm, on Wednesday, 1st November, at the Vale Leithen Social Club. The session at the Scottish town in Tweeddale area, is designed to show families how to save money, but at the same time reduce the amount of wasted going into the bin. It is... Read More»

Cardigan lantern parade to return, bigger and better

October 27th, 2017 by Sandy

The Winter Giant Lantern Parade is returning to Cardigan, following its inaugural success last year. This year the procession will be held on 8th December (Friday). The parade will go through the streets of Cardigan from 7pm, led by Small World Theatre, from Pendre Art to Cardigan Castle. The event will end at around 8:30pm with a fireworks display. Last year saw the event attracting giant lanterns created by... Read More»

Science Museum celebrates 40 years of video games with Power Up

October 24th, 2017 by Sandy

The Science Museum will be celebrating 40 years of the gaming industry by launching an interactive video game pop up, Power Up, set up in partnership with the European Gaming League. The venue, in the South Kensington museum in East London, will be putting up 180 gaming consoles for visitors to try out hundreds of video games spanning decades. Whether a fan of classics or a millennial gamer, there's something for... Read More»