Down at the Farm Charity Family Fun Day

This Sunday 14th August, The Rosie May Foundation will be holding a family fun day to be hosted at the Eco-Centre Community Care Farm. ‘Down at the Farm Charity Family Fun Day’ is an annual event and information day for the charity - and is a celebration of the work done by the foundation. Mojatu Magazine will be encouraging people to take part in the event and is also offering free transport to and from the farm!

 

The Rosie May Foundation, founded in 2004, has developed from a family-run charity to an international charity in its 12 years of activity. Originally established by Graham & Mary Storrie in response to overwhelming donations from the public following the murder of their 10 year-old daughter, Rosie-May Storrie, the charity has since established partnerships with NGO’s in the UK, Sri Lanka and Nepal to work together on development projects to help children in crisis, especially girls.

 

A partnership between the Eco-centre and the Rosie May foundation, established through the farm fundraising event, will help support the foundations latest project in Nepal, which includes working with rural communities and a women’s progressive group to help grow crops and improve livelihoods of families – with all money raised on Sunday going towards this cause.

 

The free, farm-themed event starts at 10am, and will begin with 5k Farm run, whose unique course promises to take runners on a path through nature. The date for pre-registration has unfortunately already passed – however, there is a £12 fee for on the day for run participation with a free BBQ token available for all runners! For those who are interested in taking part through Mojatu, we promise to cover the £12 for the fun run registration.

 

From 11am onwards, families can take part in the Family Adventure Farm Trail. Participating families will see lots of clues which will lead them through arable, grass grazing land and woodland – and features beautiful wildlife and habitats to explore, all of which is managed and sustained by the Eco-centre. Family tickets for the Adventure Farm Trail cost £10, and single tickets are priced at £5.

 

Tickets for the Family Adventure Farm Trail also include automatic entrance into the ‘British Scone Bake Off’ on the farm, which encourages participants to make a free scone with a prize being awarded to the best bake. Other prizes to be won include a prize for the fastest 5k runner in the 10am morning farm run with the opportunity to become a farmer for the day.

 

Other events taking place at the ‘Down at the Farm Charity Family Fun Day’ include meeting the animals, goat racing, trailer rides, a BBQ lunch and welly wanging – which involves competitors hurling a Wellington boot as far as possible.

 

Event organiser Clarissa Norwak says the day is set to be fun, active and educational, and perfect for families. The Down at the Farm Charity Family Fun Day promises to be a wonderful way to enjoy the summer, as well as raise money for a great cause.

 

Mojatu Magazine will be taking part in the 5k fun run and is encouraging people to join out racing team – get in touch today for free entry into the fun run and to help contribute to a worthy cause. On top of this, Mojatu are offering any attendees free travel to and from the event, leaving Nottingham City Centre on Sunday morning and returning after the event.

 

 

For more details on taking part in the event, as well as information regarding transport to and from the farm, please call Frank on 07516 962992, or email us at frank(at)mojatu.com.

Hyson Green Cultural Festival 2016

Hyson Green Celebrates Multiculturalism with a free day of music and activities in the third Hyson Green Cultural Festival

 

Hyson Green Cultural Festival

Saturday 13 August, 12 – 6pm

Forest Recreation Ground

FREE EVENT, ALL WELCOME

 

After the success of the past two years, the award winning Hyson Green Cultural festival is back for its third year, to celebrate and promote multiculturalism and harmony in the Hyson Green community. This free day of festivities promises to be a highlight of the summer holidays, with performances and activities to entertain everyone.

 

Taking place at the Forest Recreation Ground on Saturday 13 August, there will be returning acts and new performers providing a full line-up of entertainment from 12 – 6pm featuring world music, dance, martial arts, DJing, world cuisine, information stalls and more. A perfect activity for all the family this summer holidays, attendees will get to try their hand at world drumming with Judy Beatfeet, Brazilian Capoeira with Nottingham Capoeira, and plenty of other activities including face painting, bouncy castle, a raffle and craft stalls hosted by City Arts. An array of food will be on offer, catering to all tastes and requirements, including world food, vegan stalls and a halal sweet stand.

For the young (and young at heart) there will be a range of upcoming local acts who are popular with the Notts music scene; Grime acts Young T & Bugsey and 0115 Mob will be performing; they both played at Nottingham Contemporary’s Circuit: Affinity Festival last year, as part of CRS Showcase. Expect to hear plenty more home-grown Nottingham talent in a variety of other musical styles too.

 

With this year’s theme being Health and Wellbeing, there are opportunities for revellers to join in with the performers, with fitness demonstrations and taster sessions to enjoy, including Tai Chi, Yoga and Zumba. There will be a Health Corner hosted by Nottingham’s own charismatic Patty Dumplin, and funded generously by Self Help UK and Action for Blind People. Festival goers can get information and support from Macmillan, British Heart Foundation, Mojatu FGM, Slimming World, Love Hearts and many more. Action for Blind People will be offering free eye tests, and free blood pressure, BMI and diabetes checks are available from City Care Community Nurses. A reflexologist will be offering sessions, as well as donating a free session in the prize raffle draw.

 

A feature new to this year’s festival is the Hyson Green Sport’s Day Races; in order to promote an active lifestyle, the festival will play host to its very own sport’s day events - not just for kids! There will be volunteers on hand to guide the races and keep the scores, and potential prizes to be won.

 

There is plenty more to be announced in the run-up to the festival. To keep up to date with the latest teasers and line-up announcements, you can follow Hyson Green Cultural Festival on Facebook and Twitter @HGCFnotts.

 

The promoters of Hyson Green Cultural Festival are keen to involve more local businesses and charities. If you would like to make an enquiry about running your own stall at the festival, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and a booking form.

 

We are also looking for a dedicated team to help run events on the day. For volunteering opportunities, email hysongreenculturalfestival(at)gmail.com.  

Public Lecture: The Welfare Trait- how state benefits affect personality

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Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016

Time:  6.30-8pm

Venue: LSE campus, venue TBC to ticketholders

Speaker: Dr Adam Perkins

Discussant: Dr Kitty Stewart  

Chair: Professor Jason Alexander

 

In this lecture Dr Perkins argues that welfare policies which increase the number of children born into disadvantaged households risk proliferating dysfunctional, employment-resistant personality characteristics, due to the damaging effect on personality development of exposure to childhood disadvantage.

 

Adam Perkins (@AdamPerkinsPhD) is a Lecturer in the Neurobiology of Personality at King’s College London.

Kitty Stewart (@kittyjstewart) is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at LSE.

Jason McKenzie Alexander is Professor of Philosophy, LSE.

 

LSE's Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), established in 1990, promotes research into philosophical, methodological and foundational questions arising in the natural and the social sciences, and their application to practical problems. The Centre's work is inherently interdisciplinary, and a full calendar of events contributes to a lively intellectual environment.

 

Ticket Information

 

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.

 

LSE students and staff are able to collect one ticket per person from the SU shop, located on Lincolns Chambers, 2-4 Portsmouth Street from 10am on Tuesday 21 June. These tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Members of the public, LSE alumni, LSE students and LSE staff can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on this listing from around 6pm on Tuesday 21 June until at least 12noon on Wednesday 22 June. If at 12noon we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated.

 

Please note, we cannot control exactly when the ticket line will upload, and publishing delays do sometimes occur. As the system now allows requests to be made over a long period of time, if when you visit this page the ticket line is not live, we would advise revisiting the page at a later time.

 

For any queries email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7955 6043. 

 

 

Source: London School of Economics and Political Science

Help keep our communities united

Whatever your view about the result of the EU referendum, it’s clear that charities now have an important role to play in fostering community cohesion, especially in the wake of a rise in the number of reported incidents of racial abuse and hate crime: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-eu-referendum-racial-racism-abuse-hate-crime-reported-latest-leave-immigration-a7104191.html.

Today at 2.30pm the Home Office Minister Karen Bradley will make a statement on hate crime. It’s worth watching out for this. We will cover it on the @ConstructiveVox twitter feed.

Given the work you do, we would like to suggest that following the statement you might want to get in touch with your local or national media and get your voice heard.

 

You need to be clear about:

1.   1.  Why you are concerned

2.   2.  What you may already have noticed happening

3.   3.  What needs to be done - make sure you set out a few concrete, practical suggestions.

This can be done via:

1.   1. Writing a letter to a newspaper. Here a few of the big national ones, but also consider your local paper.

  Guardian guardian.letters(at)theguardian.com

  Observer observer.letters(at)observer.co.uk

  Times  letters(at)thetimes.co.uk

  Daily Telegraph dtletters(at)telegraph.co.uk

  Financial Times letters.editor(at)ft.com

Remember, you need to react to a particular article and include your name, address, postcode and phone number for verification.

2. Calling a radio phone-in.

  Listen out for opportunities you could contribute to. There are endless discussions now about the impact of Brexit.

  This could be your local radio station or a national stations LBC (0345 6060 973) and BBC Radio 5live (0500 909 693) who have daily phone-ins. It’s often easier to get on air that you might think.

3. Sending a press release or personal blog to your local or national media contacts.

Check online and on twitter which journalists are covering the news about hate crime and racist attacks. Use #hatecrime #postrefracism #racism

Do ask Constructive Voices (constructivevoices(at)ncvo.org.uk) if you need help with this.

4. Using twitter

Put a pinned tweet (at the top of your timeline) outlining your response, ideally linked to a blog or press release on your website.

Encourage people to join you in your work. As Zoe Williams in the Guardian appeals – “be a joiner, not a dabbler: get involved with refugee charities, with migrants’ rights groups, with the apparatus of inclusion and love that decent people have been building for decades.” http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/28/brexit-fallout-six-practical-ways-to-fix-this-mess

It’s now more vital than ever that your voice is heard loud and clear as you have valuable advice to offer. Do let us know what you are doing and if you manage to get coverage.

LSE Public lecture: Equality - Smart Economics

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Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016

Time:  3-4pm

Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building

Speaker: Magdalena Andersson

 

A number of international institutions have recently become aware of the fact that gender equality as well as general equality are not only good from a fairness perspective, but also important for economic growth. What do they mean and what is the Swedish experience? Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson will explain these concepts.

 

Magdalena Andersson is a member of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and holds the position as Minister of Finance since 2014. Her previously held positions include Deputy Director-General at the Swedish Tax Agency, State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Director of Planning at the Prime Minister's Office, and Political Advisor at the Prime Minister's Office. Magdalena Andersson holds a B.Sc in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics, and has also conducted postgraduate studies in economics at Stockholm School of Economics. She has also been a visiting researcher in economics at the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, as well as Harvard University.  

 

 

Source: London School of Economics and Political Science

Ten Top Tips to Save Time on Your Marketing

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Join us at the next Nottingham Biz Ex Networking event where our guest speaker Beryl Pettitt of Ridgeway Marketing will be sharing tips to help you save time marketing your business.

 

Date: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm

Venue: NBV Enterprise Centre, David Lane, Basford, Nottingham  NG6 OJU

Tram stop under 2 minute's walk, Easy transport links via NCT buses, FREE onsite car parking

 

Do you find there is so much marketing that you think you should be doing, but just not enough time? How do you keep up with finding stuff to share on social media, or write content for your website? It can all feel overwhelming when you are running a business, so Beryl Pettitt is bringing us Ten Top Tips to Save Time on your Marketing.

 

Beryl has worked in marketing for over 25 years, both in a corporate environment and in her own business, Ridgeway Marketing. She understands the pressures of running a 

business, and clients find her advice both practical and affordable. Beryl has an MA in marketing and is a Chartered Marketer.

 

NBV Biz Ex events offer an informal and relaxed approach to networking. Delegates are inspired by the guest speaker, acquiring some great tips for business and afterwards are able to chat with like-minded business owners.

 

Don't forget your business cards!

 

Book your place today!

 

Attend this event for FREE if this is your first event booking

Members - FREE

Non-members - £20 + VAT

Additional members - £15 + VAT

Buffet and refreshments included

Call: 0844 887 2567*  

 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Source: NBV Biz Ex.

Share an Enjoyable Night of Music and Food

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If country music is up your street, and a relaxing Saturday evening with beer and roast in your hand while live music rocking on the stage is something you look for, then don’t miss the Down Trodden String Band, which features mandolin, banjo and guitar and strong four-part harmonies. A lively stage act backed by solid musicianship has seen the band grow in popularity at clubs and festivals across the UK.

 

Saturday 4th June 2016

from 7.30pm to mid-night

 

Tickets £15 per person

 

Include hog roast, live band & bar

 

Book by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

At Home Farm, Lodge Lane, Screveton

01949 21261

www.eco-centre.org.uk 

 

 

Source: Ecocentre

Calling all food lovers: Melting Pot Festival

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NAE's annual food and culture festival is back, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of Hyson Green and Forest Fields. Come along and enjoy delicious dishes from all around the world. Developed with local community organisations, the festival brings together local chefs, dancers, musicians and audiences. Look out for activities led by local young people too!

 

 

 

FOOD STALLS

 

World Food

Discover authentic flavours from across the globe as Women's Culture Exchange present traditional recipes from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Algeria and Sri Lanka. Select a country or try a bit of everything!

 

Screaming Carrot

Based in the heart of Forest Fields, Screaming Carrot present mouth-watering vegan pastries, sweet and savoury.

 

Djanogly Academy

Pupils have been learning all about food and cooking with Chef Rachel Foster. Stop by for some suprise delicious recipes.

 

 

 

Information Stalls

 

Himmah Food Bank

Himmah is an organisation founded by local mosques and was Hyson Green's first food bank. They will be accepting donations of non-perishable food on the day.

 

Oscar Nottingham

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Information and Support charity Oscar Nottingham present information on healthy eating and raising awareness of support for this condition.

 

 

Time & Date: 7 MAY 2016, 12PM – 5PM

 

Family Activities: 

 

Face Painting

12pm – 5pm

 

Drumming Workshop

1pm – 2pm

 

Rangoli Craft Workshop

2.30pm – 4.30pm

 

Leisure Land Golf

Don't forget to visit our current exhibition and have a go at our mini golf course. Special group and family rates apply!

 

 

 

Live Performances

 

Manushi Dance

1pm and 2pm

 

Djanogly Academy

3.15pm

 

Salmagundi

4pm – 4.45pm

 

ADMISSION: FREE ENTRY

AGE RANGE: ALL ARE WELCOME

 

 

Source: New Art Exchange

Public Debate: Challenging Inequalities

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International Inequalities Institute Annual Conference 2016 

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2016

Time:  6.30-8pm

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

Speakers: Professor Craig Calhoun, Shami Chakrabarti, Duncan Green, Phumeza Mlungwana

 

This panel will debate different approaches to addressing key inequalities.

 

Professor Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun) is Director and President of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Shami Chakrabarti is the Former Director of Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties), appointed in September 2003. She was born in London and studied Law at LSE. She is Chancellor of Essex University and a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple. She is the author of On Liberty, published in 2014. 

Duncan Green(@fp2p) is Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and author of From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States can Change the World. He also authors the From Poverty to Power blog.

Phumeza Mlungwana (@Mlungwana_P) is General Secretary of the Social Justice Coalition, South Africa.

 

Ticket Information 

 

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.

 

LSE students and staff are able to collect one ticket per person from the SU shop, located on Lincolns Chambers, 2-4 Portsmouth Street from 10am on Thursday 19 May. These tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Members of the public, LSE staff and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will go live from Thursday 19 May around 6pm.  The ticket request form will be open until atleast 12 noon on Friday 20 May. If at 12 noon we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated.

 

Please note, we cannot control exactly when the ticket line will upload, and publishing delays do sometimes occur. As the system now allows requests to be made over a long period of time, if when you visit this page the ticket line is not live, we would advise revisiting the page at a later time.

 

For any queries email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7955 6043. 

 

 

Source: London School of Economics and Political Science