HomeRun for the Hospice fundraising event

ACCORD is a registered charity which gives a specialist palliative care service to the communities of Renfrewshire and parts of East Renfrewshire.

This is the challenge that suits everyone!

Whether it’s a mile a day or three miles a few times a week, break up 31 miles throughout January in a way that works for you.

Walk, Jog or Run in the park, through town or on a treadmill at home. Take on the challenge by yourself, socially distanced with a friend or with a virtual team. Get 2021 off to a running start while raising money for end of life care at ACCORD Hospice.

Click here to find out more information.

Dates: Friday 1st January to Sunday 31st January 2021

Online Light Painting Workshop with Michelle Essenson & The RPS – live on Zoom

Olympus provide innovative solutions for state-of-the-art medical systems, digital cameras and scientific solutions. Throughout lockdown, they have been hosting online events.

Explore the wonderful world of light-painting and learn how to create beautiful and unique images for yourself in a virtual workshop with Michelle Essenson!

This workshop consists of two half-day zoom sessions and a two-week practise period. The practise period includes small-group mini-zooms tailored to specific participant needs, and additional tutor access via email. This gives every participant the opportunity to develop their own skills and personal style to produce interesting and unique images. The workshop is suitable for people with any level of photography experience, who would like to explore light painting.

The course is run over two days, as detailed below:

Day 1: Saturday 9th January 13:30 – 17:00 GMT
Day 2: Saturday 23rd January 14:00 – 17:00 GMT

There will also be one hour Zoom session in a small group between these dates.

Click here for more information and to book your place.

Price: £71 to £95

Olympus Clinic with Guru David Smith – live on Facebook

Olympus provide innovative solutions for state-of-the-art medical systems, digital cameras and scientific solutions. Throughout lockdown, they have been hosting online events.

Join Olympus guru David Smith for a live Q&A session on the Olympus Facebook page.

Find out everything you ever wanted to know and more about the Olympus system in this Facebook Live session. Olympus guru David will talk you through some of the key features of the OM-D range and the latest kit (including the latest OM-D E-M1 Mark III and awesome new M.Zuiko 150-400 IS PRO lens) as well as answering any technical questions you may have.

Click here for more information.

Date: Saturday 9th January 2021
Time: 10:30am to 11:30am
Price: Free

The Mummy Writes downloadable 6-week course

Mummy Writes help new parents get creative and have a taster of what it’s like to be a fiction writer all while snuggling with their baby.

Their 6-week course is a chance for new parents to get creative and begin to write while snuggling with their baby from the comfort of their own home.

Designed for tired brains and multi-tasking parents, it will help you to be able to write around the chaos that having children brings and find your creativity.

Explore the basics of writing fiction – from descriptions to building characters – and start writing a story of your own.

Read examples of great fiction, and participate in a series of short writing exercises with prompts designed to get you putting pen to paper and creating the first draft of a short story.

Suitable for first-time writers or those looking to refresh their writing skills after a break.

Click here for more information.

The Lockdown Comedy Guide

Due to only being able to work on the events website in my spare time, I couldn’t possibly bring you all of the amazing comedy taking place during lockdown. This is why I highly recommend you take a look at The Lockdown Comedy Guide.

They provide listings for all the standup (and standup-adjacent) online events happening during the lockdown. These are live events only, no pre-recorded events. There are events happening every day so if you like comedy, check them out 🙂