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Restored Volk’s Railway reopening at Brighton

October 19th, 2017 by Sandy

The Volk's Railway in Brighton had work going on to restore it and a delay meant it could not be opened at Easter at usual. However, it is open for the half term school holiday and the railway will run a service until 29th October. It will host over the weekend in November, the veteran car run. There are plans to run in November, a Santa Express service at... Read More»

Black History Month at Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum

October 15th, 2017 by Sandy

Liverpool's world-renowned International Slaver Museum is marking its 10th anniversary and celebrating Black History Month with free seasonal events. Everyone is invited. A special anniversary exhibition Ink and Blood: Stories of Abolition is one of the highlights of the month of events. It explores the end of slavery and focuses on the plight of people affected in the 18th and 19th centuries and their freedom later. Empress-jai, the poetess,... Read More»

Cornwall’s Tate St Ives gallery reopens with free weekend entry and events

October 13th, 2017 by Sandy

The Tate St Ives gallery will reopen after a major rework on 14th October with double its exhibition space now. The art gallery on its first weekend on 14th and 15th October (Saturday and Sunday) is offering free entry. There will also be free activities, events, talks and pop-up tours, with an evening of firework display too on Saturday. The gallery had partially reopened earlier this year, but this... Read More»

Schools and communities to participate in World Voice at Lincoln

October 10th, 2017 by Sandy

A free workshop, as part of World Voice 2017, will be held on 15th October (Sunday), at the Myle Cross Centre in Lincoln (Lincolnshire). The World Voice event is a project being run by the British Council and soundLINCS. The event offers a unique opportunity and invaluable experience to anybody involved in singing, by bringing a lively range of repertoire and techniques to share. World Voice will have its... Read More»

Apple holding free events to teach coding to all across UK

October 9th, 2017 by Sandy

Apple, the giant American tech firm, has launched an initiative to teach the vital skill of computer coding to people of all ages in UK. The free events in the coming weeks will teach people how to write code, in hundreds of free sessions, at Apple stores, designed to help ordinary people, from 7th to 22nd October. The events will include topics on getting started with coding and how... Read More»

Emma Blantern’s new children’s book release event soon in Shropshire

October 8th, 2017 by Sandy

A free event o 14th October, will mark the launch of the first book in a series of children’s books by the Shropshire mum-of-two, Emma Blantern. The official launch at 11am, at the Witchurch Library, of the picture book Tezel and the Christmas Witches, is part the National Libraries week. The event, open to all ages, will give an opportunity to kids to hear a reading of the book.... Read More»

Free pet workshops to teach kids pet care, in Hamilton

October 7th, 2017 by Sandy

Pets at Home is holding free workshops in Hamilton, to teach kids about handling and caring for animals. The sessions, running from 7th to 22nd October, will let children interact with pets and learn about them. The next generation of pet owners will be educated in pet responsibility, in a series of free and fun events. They will learn to look after animals and prepare smaller animals for... Read More»

Kids can attend Wizard School in Glasgow during October holidays

October 5th, 2017 by Sandy

Children, who are budding sorcerers, can join a wizarding extravaganza during the October school holidays. Wizard School will be run everyday from 17th to 19th October at the Scotland Street School Museum in Glasgow. There will be 2 classes in a day. One from 1pm to 2pm and the other from 3pm to 4pm. The visitor centre at the Scotland Street School Museum is inviting kids to an opportunity... Read More»

Chance to meet Blue band members at Bluewater event

October 4th, 2017 by Sandy

The boy band Blue shot to fame after a number of chart-topping singles and the band will be coming to Waterstone in Bluewater, Kent, on 22nd October (Sunday). Fans will get the chance to meet their idols, Lee, Duncan, Antony and Simon here and they will be signing copies of their memoirs at the free event. Fans can expect also photos never seen before and new reveals. They can... Read More»

Aberdeen library is hosting a free creative writing workshop

October 2nd, 2017 by Sandy

Mastrick Library in Aberdeen is marking the milestone 60th anniversary by hosting a creative writing workshop ,by best-selling author Michael J. Malone. The free event is to be held at Central Library on 21st October (Saturday) running between 12:15pm and 3:45pm, as it offers more space than Mastrick. The workshop is suitable for pairing novelists of all levels of experience. Booking is required as the places available are limited.... Read More»

Northwich Library will be transforming into a one day ‘Fun Palace’

October 1st, 2017 by Sandy

In its bid to celebrate arts and science, Northwich Library will transform into a Fun Palace for one day. As Libraries Week will run up to 14th October, a host of activities are being held. As a part of an international celebration of community to bring together people via the arts, crafts, science and technology, Northwich Library will chance into a Fun Palace and open its doors. Libraries across Cheshire... Read More»

Bury Art Museum to host Fountain Fountain exhibition

September 30th, 2017 by Sandy

The Bury Museum will be hosting a new exhibition – Fountain Fountain, which will open on 30th September. The new art exhibition is based on artist R Mutt's famous conceptual artwork Fountain, made in 1917, that celebrates its centenary this year. Mike Chavez-Dawson, artist and curator, will present his work that includes projects and thoughts of selected writers, artists, musicians, actors and film-makers. 'A Cinematic Becoming V1' is a... Read More»

Family Learning Festival has free activities across Thurrock

September 26th, 2017 by Sandy

The nationwide Family Festival starts this October, with a host of free activities for families. Delivered by Thurrock Adult Community College, the free workshops and after-school courses will be held to bring families together and participate in fun learning activities, at venues like Grays Library, South Ockendon Centre, Chadwell -St-Mary Centre, Purfleet Community Hub, Stifford Accorn Community Hub and the new Lightship Cafe. Children aged between 4 & 12... Read More»

Free digital training online for charities by digital agency

September 25th, 2017 by Sandy

A free training session for charities is being launched on 26th October (Thursday), called Control-R, by Platypus Digital, the charity digital agency. Platypus Digital will be delivering a series of online training sessions for people who sign-up, by using the digital webinar platform- Zoom. Already over 200 people from across the world from charities have signed up. The digital agency will focus on those who want to brush up... Read More»

Last Post and poppy display at Plymouth’s Naval Memorial

September 24th, 2017 by Sandy

The Last Post is to be played and remembrance services are to be held on every Friday, at 6pm, at the Plymouth Naval Memorial, until 17th November, Friday. The Last Post will be played at the wonderful poppy display, during a series of Remembrance services, to be heard across the Hoe. Members of the public are invited to watch the performances at the services by the Royal Marines Band... Read More»

Salisbury Fringe Festival sees the return of free theatre

September 22nd, 2017 by Sandy

Salisbury will be bringing back free theatre again when the Fringe Festival of Writing is being celebrated in the city once again, now in its 5th year. Held on 6th (Friday), 7th (Saturday) and 8th (Sunday) of October, the Fringe offers a weekend of great events, put together by Andrew Thackeray, the Fringe director and his team. There will be First Cuts which will give audiences a chance to... Read More»

Free event on cyber attacks and prevention, at Carlisle

September 21st, 2017 by Sandy

A free event by top business experts will be coming to Carlisle to raise awareness about what can be done to protect businesses from cyber attacks. The free event to beheld on 28th September (Thursday), at the Halston (in Carlisle), from 10am to 12pm, aims to educate firms about practical steps to be taken to protect against the increasing sophistication of cyber criminals. The event jointly hosted by Carlisle Ambassadors, Get... Read More»

Free swimming and fitness sessions by Everyone Active at Ealing

September 20th, 2017 by Sandy

Everyone Active Acton will be hosting fee activities, along with Southhall Sports Centre and Northolt Leisure Centre, to celebrate National Fitness Day, falling on 27th September. Everyone Active which operates the centres, in partnership with Ealing Council, is offering throughout the day activities and classes to encourage the community to get active. A variety of free classes and swimming session are being offered to visitors from 9:00am to 3:00pm... Read More»

CodeClan offers free sessions during National Coding Week

September 17th, 2017 by Sandy

During the National Coding Week, a series of free events will be held in Scotland from 18th to 24th September, with Edinburgh encouraging adults to try coding and to consider it as a career. CodeClan is offering free sessions at its Edinburgh and Glasgow campuses. They will be hosted as hour-long lunchtime sessions from 12:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, at Edinburgh and on Friday, at Glasgow. The sessions... Read More»

Open House London celebrates with biggest event ever on 25th year

September 15th, 2017 by Sandy

Open House London is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the architecture festival celebrates this year with its biggest event till date. The free event runs on 16th and 17h September and for the first time all London Boroughs are participating, bringing in a record 800 plus buildings, to open to the public on the weekend. The free celebration of architecture will have from government buildings to a yurt, from... Read More»