Events & Courses

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

Key courses are listed here.

  • 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

  • Mental Wealth Festival 2017

    12-14 Sept 2017, London - various venues

    "The Mental Wealth Festival - organised by City Lit and Books Beyond Words – is a three-day festival of talks, debates, seminars and mindfulness,  with a broad programme, celebrating many aspects of life that contribute to people’s mental wellbeing. This year the festival is taking place from 12-14th September… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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