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.

Secrets of the Goldsmiths online guided tour – live on Zoom

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

This special virtual event goes inside the famous Goldsmiths’ Hall for a personal guided tour of the 190-year-old building. Our St Paul’s/Bank walks have been stopping outside the Goldsmiths’ Hall and discussing its history for 13 years. On this special virtual event we go inside the famous hall for a personal guided tour of the 190-year-old building which is rarely open to the public.

We will cover:
* What is a Goldsmith, what do they do?
* What is a guild? A brief history of the livery companies
* The link between goldsmiths and banking
* The African connections
* Black goldsmiths and jewellers
* How to become an apprentice
* A library of golden history and a chance to study
* The relevance of the Goldsmiths’ Company in the 21st Century
And much more!

This presentation is brought to you by the Goldsmiths’ Company and Black History Walks. Donations to the event will be split equally between Black Minds Matter and the work of Black History Walks.

This is an online event delivered via Zoom. The link will be sent to your email address 90 minutes before the start.

Find out more on eventbrite or Facebook.

Date: Friday 29th 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 🙂