Events & Courses

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

Key courses are listed here.

  • GFEST 2019: theme - #QueerQueries.

    11-23 November 2019

    You can organise your own GFEST during the above dates by organising an LGBTQI+ cross-art (more than one art form presented) event and be part of GFEST 2019 events where you are. Events can be submitted via the GFEST website. 2019 submission deadline: Sat 20 October, 5pm.… more

  • Volunteering: what's involved?

    20 Nov 2019, starts 10.00, The Glass Box, Taunton Library, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3XZ

    "Join CILIP South West for a day-programme addressing the key issues associated with the use of volunteering in library services. Course aims:   To provide a brief introduction to the new CILIP Volunteering Hub, and explore ways in which we can work with volunteers.To explore how to decide whether volunteers… more

  • All Work No Play: Disability History Conference

    22 Nov 2019, 10.30-15.30, London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB

    "This conference brings together grass roots organisations, heritage institutions and academics to discuss disability heritage and history. This year we will hear presentations and discuss the history and meaning of play, enjoyment and games. These are important for all; but especially so for people who are frequently defined by their… more

  • "Love and Uprising" (Exiled Lit Cafe)

    2 Dec 2019, starts 19.45, Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX

    "Ghazi RabihaviIranian writer on love in the time of oppression. He presents and discusses his new novel The Boys of Love (Pendaar 2019). Ghazi left Iran in 1995. His publications which are banned in Iran, include novels, short stories and plays. 'Look Europe!' (1997) produced by Harold Pinter, was based on the… more

  • How to Attract Young Adults to the Library - Inspiring New Generations

    6 Dec 2019, 09.30-16.30, Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX

    "What do young people expect from public libraries in the 21st century?  What range of services are offered by libraries throughout Europe? How can we engage with teenagers and enhance their possibilities?  Don’t miss this one day seminar organised by EUROLIS and CILIP held on Friday, 6th December 2019, aimed… more

  • All Inclusive: championing accessible museums

    12 Dec 2019, 09.30-16.30, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

    "There are nearly 14 million disabled people living in the UK, but many museums continue to struggle to welcome them as visitors, volunteers and members of the workforce. What can be done to address disabled access, participation and representation? How can individuals and organisations embed inclusive practice. Through a series of… more

  • Talk To Your Baby 2020: Chat, play, read

    27 Jan 2020, 10.00-16.00, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

    "This year’s theme is 'chat, play, read', building on the current policy focus on the home learning environment. In addition to presenting on Small Talk, the National Literacy Trust’s local programme to improve the home learning environment, the conference will also include the latest research, policy and practice… more