Events & Courses

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

Key courses are listed here.

  • A Dartington Outing

    21-29 Sept 2017, The Dartington Hall Trust, Devon

    Dartington Arts are holding a festival, ‘A Dartington Outing,’ to mark 50 years of the (partial) legalisation of homosexuality. The festival will include a visual art exhibition, theatre and live arts, music, social and family events. This is Dartington Hall’s first majorLGBTQ+  arts festival, and will feature the work of… more

  • The Age of Creativity Festival 2017

    1 Oct-14 Oct 2017, various venues

    "Creativity and culture is good for you, particularly in later life. Learning from the amazing work of Bealtaine in Ireland, Luminate in Scotland and Gwanwyn in Wales, the Age of Creativity Festival will celebrate an eclectic programme of national, regional, local and community events from across England. The festival fortnight… more

  • London Now by Latin American and Spanish Poets and Writers

    2 Oct 2017, starts 19.30, Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX

    "With Sofia Buchuck, Barbara Lopez Carmnona, Soraya Fernandez, Eduardo Embry, Leo Boix, Isabel Ros Lopez Music and song by Sofia Buchuck Plus Discussion and Open Mic   £5 entry/£3 EWI members and asylum seekersFurther info on EWI website.… more

  • V&A evening course in LGBTQ Art & Visual Cultures

    3 Oct-14 Nov 2017 - 6 weeks, every Tues, 18.30 – 20.30, V&A, Seminar Room 1, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

    "What is LGBTQ art? This question goes to the nature of art itself as well as LGBTQ identities and cultures. Using key objects in the V&A’s collection, this course will explore issues such as the relationship between ‘homosexual’ and ‘homoerotic’, trans and gender identities, and some of… more

  • Migration Museums Network event

    6 Oct 2017, 10:30 – 16:00, The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

    "We warmly invite you to this event that brings together those interested in the Migration Museums Network for a day of learning and networking. We will share the results of the online survey we conducted about migration themes across the UK heritage sector. There will be opportunities to learn from… more

  • Libraries Week

    9-14 Oct 2017, nationwide

    "Libraries Week, 9 – 14 October 2017, will replace National Libraries Day, previously held in February. The countdown to the inaugural Libraries Week will launch on Saturday 4 February 2017 and libraries with activity already planned for February are encouraged to continue with their plans as the transition to a new date gets underway."Further info… more

  • Chances for Life: Public Libraries for Social, Digital and Economic Inclusion (Public and Mobile Libraries Group and the Community, Diversity and Equality Group of CILIP conference)

    13-14 Oct 2017, Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire

    "Public libraries are at the heart of their community. Libraries connect and empower excluded individuals. From supporting job seekers to providing social opportunities, the role the library plays for inclusion is profound and vital for personal and social prosperity. This event explores future direction and best practice for inclusion.  The… more

  • Hate Crime Round Table

    18 Oct 2017, 17.30-19.30, Old Sessions House Building (Og46), North Holmes Campus, Canterbury CT1 1QU

    "The focus of this event will be on discussing: •      Understanding hate crime, including current debates on what is/isn’t hate crime •      Current policy on hate crime •      Reporting of hate crime and effective ways to remove barriers to do so.Expert panel: •      Rita Chadha, Chair of Barking & Dagenham CVS,… more

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

    2 Nov 2017, 10.00-16.30 (registration & refreshments from 9.30), Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GW

    Aims:To assess progress in implementing the Six Steps programmeTo develop awareness of good practice within the region and elsewhere in working with blind and partially sighted people To develop skills in working with visually impaired people To begin to plan a programme for MANIL 2018Further details & bookings from… more

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

    3 Nov 2017, 10.00-16.30 (registration & refreshments from 9.30), The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN

    Aims:To assess progress in implementing the Six Steps programmeTo develop awareness of good practice within the region and elsewhere in working with blind and partially sighted peopleTo develop skills in working with visually impaired peopleTo begin to plan a programme for MANIL 2018Further details & bookings from John Vincent.  … more

  • LGBT rights: what next? panel discussion with Angela Mason, Chris Smith and Peter Tatchell

    6 Nov 2017, starts 18.30, LSE Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Field, London

    "What has been achieved since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act and the partial discrimination of homosexuality? What hurdles still have to be overcome for LGBT rights? Angela Mason, Chris Smith and Peter Tatchell will discuss these questions and answer your questions. Angela Mason is Labour Councillor of Camden Council, and former… more

  • Museums and Wellbeing Week 2018

    12-18 March 2018, across UK

    "The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is coordinating the third National Museums & Wellbeing Week from 12-18 March 2018. 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