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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»

Free Magical Harry Potter exhibition at Huddersfield

October 21st, 2017 by Sandy

A free magical exhibition is running at Huddersfield Library and will be on until 23rd December. The exhibition- Harry Potter: A Story of Magic, will thrill all Harry Potter fans and includes manuscripts, books, drafts by author J. K. Rowling and drawings of Jim Kay, the illustrator. Also showcased will be Kirlees' connection to folklore and magic. Shown here will be images of items from the collections at West... Read More»

Free workshop about the spectacular Make A HOO theatre performance

October 20th, 2017 by Sandy

A free workshop will be held on 24th October in Irvine (Scotland), at Harbour Arts Centre, on shadow play and kaleidoscopic visuals made in the performance of 'Make A HOO'. This performance combines compelling physicality with Kaleidoscopic visuals and shadow play, created by Sita Pieraccini, the famous physical theatre maker, now on tour in Scotland this autumn. The free workshop open to young persons aged above 12 years, ia... Read More»

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»