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BBC Academy is offering free training for female STEM experts for shows

December 24th, 2017 by Sandy

Women with particular expertise are being offered free media familiarisation by the BBC Academy. Those women who are interested in appearing on radio, television and online as presenters or contributors can get the chance and are encouraged to apply for it. BBC is looking out for female experts who can talk knowledgeably on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. BBC Scotland is offering, in conjunction with STV and... Read More»

Return of Whizzfizzing Festival to Aylesbury announced

December 23rd, 2017 by Sandy

The Aylesbury Whizzfizzing Festival is returning for the second time to Aylesbury on 30th June (Saturday), 2018. The event will have the theme of 'Magic and Mystery' and will celebrate children's literature and art, with lots of free events lined-up throughout the day, for everyone to attend and enjoy. The day will feature a parade of schoolchildren, the famous giant puppet parade, through the town centre. There will... Read More»

Christmas Activities offered free by Lancashire libraries

December 22nd, 2017 by Sandy

Thanks to Lancashire County Council, a variety of interesting activities will be hosted in Lancashire libraries for children and families over the festive season. People will get the chance to listen to seasonal stories, to singing of carols by school choirs, or a visit from Santa. In fact, there's something for everyone. Included will be activities like a sing-along during a Christmas performance, or a pantomime hosted theatre hunt, with... Read More»

Crowngate Shopping Centre is hosting Santa’s workshops

December 21st, 2017 by Sandy

The Crowngate Shopping Center in Worcester has Father Christmas and his festive Elves hosting free workshops for children and families. The Elves will be helping Santa in his Grotto, to attend all week to the activities, running until Christmas Eve. Santa's Workstation will include a number of activities and it will be located in Friary Walk, near Iceland, within the shopping centre. There will be lot of games, gingerbread... Read More»

Glasgow is hosting its first Welcome Football Festival

December 19th, 2017 by Sandy

Glasgow is hosting a first of its king festival, the Welcome Football Festival, to not only support but encourage the integration of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees into the life of the city. The free event is being held on 10th December, Tuesday, at the Toryglen Regional-Football-Centre. The event is being organised by the Glasgow City Council and by a sub-group of the Glasgow Integration Forum, along with... Read More»

Free digital service helps SMEs to protect against cyber attacks

December 18th, 2017 by Sandy

The DigitalBoost programme of Business Gateway is helping businesses against cyber attacks and to improve cyber resilience, in an increasing digital world. Many companies and individuals assume cyber attacks will never happen to them. Most often headlines show big companies suffering major security breaches. In reality, everyone is vulnerable to cyber crime, even SMEs. It is important for everybody in this digital age to protect themselves against a cyber... Read More»

Batman Returns at Leicester bar’s free show next week

December 16th, 2017 by Sandy

Get ready for a Christmas film evening next week at a Leicester bar. A festive film night is happening on 20th December, Wednesday, at the Firebug bar, in Leicester, which is featuring the screening of 'Batman Returns'. Everyone is invited to the free screening, donning their fancy dress gear, to enjoy Tim Burton's Gothic superhero classic movie. There's free entry and free popcorn too, by Firebug, at No.1 Millstone Lane,... Read More»

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»