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

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.

African American Transatlantic Abolitionism in Britain online talk

Black History Walks offer guided Walking Tours London to include the African history of London however during lockdown they will be hosting online events.

Online talk with author Dr Hannah Rose Murray who details African-Americans and their fight for equality in Britain in the 1800s.

During the nineteenth century and especially after the Civil War, scores of black abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, Moses Roper and Ellen Craft travelled to England, Ireland, Scotland, and parts of rural Wales to educate the public on slavery. By sharing their oratorical, visual, and literary testimony to transatlantic audiences, African American activists galvanised the antislavery movement, which had severe consequences for former slaveholders, pro-slavery defenders, white racists, and ignorant publics.
Their journeys highlighted not only their death-defying escapes from bondage but also their desire to speak out against slavery and white supremacy on foreign soil. Hannah-Rose Murray explores the radical transatlantic journeys formerly enslaved individuals made to the British Isles, and what light they shed on our understanding of the abolitionist movement. She uncovers the reasons why activists visited certain locations, how they adapted to the local political and social climate, and what impact their activism had on British society.

Find out more on eventbrite or Facebook.

Date: Thursday 28th January 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 8:15pm

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 πŸ™‚