Events & Courses

Courses organised by The Network, and events and courses related to social justice organised by other agencies

Key courses are listed here.

  • "Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality"

    9 Jan-7 Apr 2017, Mon-Fri 09.00-19.00, Sat & Sun 11.00-18.00, LSE Library Gallery, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

    "LSE Library's spring exhibition 'Glad to be gay: thestruggle for legal equality' is now open. It draws on the unique Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to mark the 50th anniversary of a pivotal piece of legislation: the 1967 Sexual Offences Act.   This exhibition follows the LGBT story from… more

  • A Cup of LGBT History

    23 Feb 2017, 18.30-21.00, Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND

    "Join Surrey Heritage and Outline, Surrey's LGBT support charity, for a cup of LGBT history to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month. As well as free coffee and cake there will be LGBT themed talks from Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey), Surrey Heritage and Outline, and… more

  • Never Going Underground: the fight for LGBT+ rights

    25 Feb-3 Sep 2017, People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

    "January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is condemned as sinful or seen as a medical misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent.  50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide. There was, however, nothing inevitable about that progress, and there were steps back as… more

  • Tales From This Side Of Exile

    27 Feb 2017, starts 19.30, Cafe Brioche, 238 West End Lane, London NW6 ILG (West Hampstead tube)

    With writers:Alev Adil from CyprusNasrin ParvazMichael Zand both from IranAlfredo Cordal from ChileAamer Hussein from PakistanHost: Edin Suljic from former Yugoslaviaplus Le Gazhikane Muzikante bandEntry fee £5, EWI members and asylum seekers £3Further info from the Exiled Writers Ink website.… more

  • Essex Book Festival 2017

    Mar 2017, across Essex

    Exciting range of events and activities, including, on 4 Mar, "A Country of Refuge":"A Country of Refuge is a poignant collection of new writings on asylum seekers that explores what it means to leave homes and families behind to seek a safe haven on these shores. Writer, activist and editor… more

  • EDGE2017 Conference

    2-3 March 2017, Radisson Blu, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

    The revised programme for EDGE2017 has just been announced.… more

  • Museums & Wellbeing Week 2017

    6-12 Mar 2017, nationwide

    "The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is coordinating the second National Museums & Wellbeing Week from 6 -12 March 2017. This will be an opportunity for museums to showcase their health & wellbeing offer and raise awareness of this valuable area of work. Further details of how you can get… more

  • Museums for Health and Wellbeing Conference

    6 Mar 2017, Thackray Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN

    "The second annual Museums & Wellbeing Week will take place from 6th to 12th March 2017. The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing will coordinate the Week, which will showcase the inspiring work museums across the UK are already doing in this field. The Week will be launched with the… more

  • Cultural Hubs - Arts In Libraries Conference

    24 Mar 2017, 10.00-16.00, St.Helens Central Library and St.Helens Town Hall

    "'Next time that devil on your shoulder yells ‘I’m bored’, take it for a walk to the library. Make it sit comfortably and then blow its mind with some crazy stuff.  From squid monsters to blubber fish, horse carrying girls to war horses, tarantulas, space walkers, iron men and… more

  • Improving our services for blind and partially sighted people: implementing the Six Steps and more

    27 Mar 2017, 10.00-16.30 (registration & refreshments from 09.30), Newcastle Central Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX

    Aims:To assess progress in implementing the Six Steps programmeTo develop awareness of good practice in working with blind and partiallysighted peopleTo develop skills in working with visually impaired peopleTo begin to plan a programme for Make A Noise In Libraries fortnight, 5-18June 2017The charge for the course is £35… more

  • No Boundaries 2017: a symposium on the role of arts and culture

    28-29 March 2017, HOME Manchester, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester M15 4FN, AND Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB

    "Supported by Arts Council England and the British Council, No Boundaries hosts a high profile and diverse array of UK and international contributors across two days. They will all present questions and challenging new ideas on the role of the arts in society.The event aims to explore positive approaches… more