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Free jazz gigs at Ipswich Jazz Festival this summer

February 15th, 2018 by Sandy

The Ipswich Jazz Festival will be returning in its third year this summer and will feature top jazz acts, alongside pub performances, music and dance workshops and other events, from the 22nd to the 24th of June. Jazz gigs on 24th June, Sunday, are free events, to be held at the Arbor House and the Duke of York. Details have been announced for the festival that will feature... Read More»

Free ‘Photon Fun’ photography workshops in Bristol next month

February 13th, 2018 by Sandy

Soon British Science Week 2018 will kick off in areas of Bristol. To start it off on 10th March will be 'Photon Fun', a free event which consists of four free workshops on pinhole photography and will be held at 10:30am and 11:30am, and again at 2:00pm and 3:00pm., on the day. Plus, there is a talk at lunchtime talk,with Justin Quinnell, the pinhole photographer, at 1:00pm, Attendees to... Read More»

Free tickets to see Dippy the Dinosaur on tour

February 12th, 2018 by Sandy

The famed skeleton cast of a Diplodocus, called Dippy, of the National History Museum (NHM), London, is touring the UK this year. The skeleton cast of the dinosaur, never before on display outside of the Natural History Museum since its arrival in London in 1905, is all set to travel the country, on its very own tour, as The Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure, thanks to a partnership... Read More»

‘Water Wonderland’ is theme of the 2018 Diss Carnival

February 11th, 2018 by Sandy

Organisers of the Diss Carnival for 2018 have announced the theme for the carnival, which attracted last year a record number of visitors. The theme 'Water Wonderland' also aims to celebrate the greatest of attractions of Diss, the market town in South Norfolk, which is The Mere, a 6 acre natural inland lake, one of the deepest in the country. Water features in many of Diss town's emblems and... Read More»

Virgin Trains to offer all passengers aboard free WiFi

February 10th, 2018 by Sandy

In the move to to upgrade the West Coast mainline trains, Virgin Trains will give passengers journeying from Liverpool to London, the benefit of free onboard Wi-Fi. Virgin Trains will deploy the Wi-Fi service later this year, on all its Pendolino trains. A company spokesperson said the installation of the upgrade will start in May this year, as part of a new deal agreed to run the West Cost... Read More»

The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 to be hosted this summer

February 8th, 2018 by Sandy

Tall Ships are expected to sail by this summer, into Sunderland, for the Tall Ships Race Sunderland 2018. The largest free event of its kind in the country, the 4-day festival is expected to bring in over 1.5 million visitors. The festival will sail into the city on 11th July (Wednesday) and bring with it family fun and entertainment for 4 days, to culminate in the start of this iconic... Read More»

Free festival tickets when you buy a Samsung smartphone

February 4th, 2018 by Sandy

The international phone giant Samsung has joined hands with Mobile Phones Direct, the phone retailer, to bring you the offer - 'Unbox Your Tickets'. Choosing a new smartphone also gets you a summer festival ticket, in this deal. This means anybody purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8, or S8+, also get a pair of festival, gig or tour tickets completely free. The freebie is worth up to £140, with... Read More»

Free music workshop ‘Girls Make Music’ at Brighton

February 3rd, 2018 by Sandy

Throughout January and February, free workshops called 'Girls Make Music' will be held for aspiring female musicians and sound enthusiasts. These will be held on selected days, repeated over the two months, as part of the Sessions programme by AudioActive, and range from professional mentoring to music production. They are led by experienced professional artist and held across a range of locations in Brighton, Eastborune, Fishersgate and Hove. AudioActive is... Read More»

The Dursley DJ Collective’s workshop invites aspiring DJs

January 29th, 2018 by Sandy

The Dursley DJ Collective is hosting a free workshop for aspiring amateur DJs. Club nights are regularly held once a month at the Chantry Centre. The organisers earned national exposure when Bob Earle, a member of the group, was featured on radio on a Lauren Laverne's Radio 6 Music show. The club sessions were launched by 2016 end, as a brainchild of Ben Ward and like-minded group of DJs.... Read More»

Robot Day returns to Derby with a host of activities

January 26th, 2018 by Sandy

The annual Robot Day will be hosted in Derby, at the Quad arts centre, on 17th March. This is the 3rd edition of Robot Day and to celebrate the British Science Week, in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Quad welcomes the free event that offers a range of many robot related STEAM activities. Find here talks, films and exhibitions for all ages. Visitors can watch... Read More»

DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival with free events is coming in February

January 23rd, 2018 by Sandy

Shrewsbury will be celebrating the birthday of Charles Darwin, it's famous son, with a two-and-a-half week festival next month. The 2018 DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival will be held between 8th February and 24th February, with an exciting schedule to entertain the whole family. From brain-teasing lectures to dance workshops, to a series of fun and interactive events, that will all take place across the town, the fest is set to... Read More»

The Settle Stories Festival is coming back in hi-tech

January 22nd, 2018 by Sandy

The Settle Stories Festival will return in April, on its 7th year, to Settle (North Yorkshire), this time featuring a giant 50-foot whale and a splash of technology in telling stories.It starts on 6th April and ends on 8th April (Friday to Sunday) featuring the theme - technology. Various technologoes will be featured to tell stories. The inflatable whale in Settle Market Place, will be running a free shows of... Read More»

Puppet skills workshop for children by Knutsford Catenians

January 19th, 2018 by Sandy

As a New Year's treat, Knutsford Catenians are putting up a free workshop for children on puppet skills. Led by Coverdale Puppets, the puppet skill workshop to be held at 2pm on 21st January, Sunday, in Knutsford (Cheshire), is inviting children of St Vincents to come and try out their hand at this art of puppeteers. The children can make and use puppets for themselves, as well as enjoy a... Read More»

The River Project interactive art exhibition at Sun Pier House, Chatham

January 16th, 2018 by Sandy

Artists of the River Project are running an interactive exhibition this month, at the Sun Pier, in Chatham. Free creative workshops are being run with 200 school students of Medway, by Katie Brookes, Elizabeth McCarten, Kathryn Maple, Rebecca Harper, Alison Boult and Nikki Gardham, who are the artists and curators. The exhibition is running from 6th to 28th January. It gives people here the chance to contribute to the... Read More»

Free workshop on Rugby Turf in February by RHUL

January 15th, 2018 by Sandy

The Royal Holloway University of London is hosting a free-to-attend workshop at the Sorts Centre, about Rugby Turf, on the 8th of February this year. The workshop will have discussions and insightful presentations on all aspects of designing an rugby turf facility and on constructing the artificial turf and then operating it. An expert panel will be delivering the workshop. It includes acknowledged experts, with FieldTurf and World Rugby.... Read More»

Free training for running at Perkins Great Eastern Run 2018

January 14th, 2018 by Sandy

Entries for the annual Perkins Great Eastern Run (2018) have now opened, although the race is 10 months away, along with Anna's Hope Fun Run. The half-marathon run is one of some of the fastest routes known in the country, because Peterborough offers a flat course. Anna's Hope Fun Run, the other event, takes place over a 5km course and has seen in the past, entries coming from a... Read More»

Celtic Connections winter music festival is back soon

January 13th, 2018 by Sandy

Celtic Connections, the big music festival in winter, largest of its kind in the country, is less than a week away, to be hosted in Glasgow. The 18-day festival is on its 25th edition this year. The event will run from 18 January (Thursday) to 4 February (Sunday), and celebrates Celtic music with its connections across the world. The eclectic line-up of musicians have been announced and includes more new... Read More»

Northumberland Hall in Alnwick to host wedding fair

January 12th, 2018 by Sandy

A free wedding fair is being organised by the Registration Service of Northumberland County Council at the refurbished Northumberland Hall in Alnwick. The free event will be held from 11am to 3pm on 4th February (Sunday), hosting over 30 wedding specialists who are North-East-based. They include florists, wedding outfitters, photographers, car-hire specialists, cake-makers, plus catering, music and entertainment companies. The venue is Grade 1 Northumberland Hall and its transformation was unveiled... Read More»

Free workshops on wild birds for children, in Lowestoft.

January 11th, 2018 by Sandy

The Pets at Home store at Lowestoft, in Suffolk, on the North Retail Park, will be hosting free wild bird workshops for children very soon. A series of My Pet Pal Wild Bird workshops this month on 20, 21, 27 & 28 January, is part of RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. Parents can take their children to attend a series of fun and free workshops covering how to help birds survive the... Read More»

City Family Day events coming to City Football Academy

January 9th, 2018 by Sandy

Two City Family Day events are to take place at the City Football Academy (in Greater Manchester), before Manchester FC plays home games against Newcastle and Leicester. The pre-match fun will get underway on weekend home match days of the Premier League, of the City Football Academy, at its indoor pitch, coming up on 20th January, a Saturday (vs Newcastle) and on 10th February, a Saturday (vs Leicester). The... Read More»