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

Astro Photography Webinar with Tom Ormerod – 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.

Shooting the stars – Join Olympus Mentor Tom Ormerod as he presents a fascinating insight into Astrophotography with a webinar that’s going to be simply out of this world!

Tom will be covering everything from planning your shoots, to shooting in the field and editing your shots. He will touch on the best times of year to shoot the Milky Way and discuss Star Trail shooting for maximum effect.

He will also take you through his editing workflow, demonstrating the results that can be achieved with a single shot vs. a stacked milky way series. He will also be presenting several of his favourite images and explain the settings and equipment behind each image.

After the talk there will be the opportunity for ‘live’ questions from the audience (so come prepared!). These could be in response to the presentation or anything else Astro or Landscape photography related.

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Date: Saturday 23rd January 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Price: £5

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.

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Online Workshop: Growing herbs – Plan your herbal year – live on Zoom

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise promoting health and wellbeing through herbs. They help people discover the creative and beneficial uses of herbs.

Winter is the perfect time to start planning a new herb growing project. Join us for a session that will help you prepare in advance for the growing season ahead. In this informative workshop, we’ll go through the entire year in a herb garden, and get you all set to make the most out of the growing season.

We will cover:
– the best time and different ways to propagate herbs
– life cycles of different plants and what that means to us
– seasonal tips on how to keep your plants healthy throughout the year
– how and when to harvest a variety of herbs
– what is available to forage at different times of the year
– drying and storing herbs

By the end of the afternoon, you will have a handy guide packed with information, tips and ideas for each month of the year.

This workshop is suitable both for beginners and those who already have some gardening or growing experience.

Ticket price of £20.00 includes the 2-hour online session along with detailed handouts that will be emailed over to you. It also includes signposting to places where you can source materials from (for UK).

Group size limited to 15 people.

You can find out more details here.

Date: Saturday 23rd January 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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 🙂