Talks and seminars

What’s happening at the Conference?

Inviting young people, teachers, professionals working with children, and anyone interested in ending gender based violence, FGM, and grooming for child sexual exploitation and radicalisation.

Our young people will be demonstrating the media based educational resources they have made in a series of workshops. FGM safeguarding training, a workshop around difficult conversations and other sessions will also be on offer.

Saturday, 20 February, 2016 -
10:00 to 17:00


Dr Kieran McCartan

Associate Professor in Criminology, University of the West of England


Monday, 29 February, 2016 -
17:00 to 19:00

EACH is delighted to invite you to a free event to showcase our Department for Education supported programme, Inspiring Equality in Education. Over the past year this programme has empowered schools, teaching professionals and young people to challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. The event will launch the outcomes of our partnership work with ten West of England schools, our dynamic new Schools’ Resource and ground-breaking Trans Education film.

Wednesday, 16 March, 2016 -
10:00 to 13:30

There will be two more free Friday afternoon (1.30 – 4.30pm) seminars before the community theatre festival (actacentre, 13-16 June) focusing on pathways into community theatre practice, and drawing on the experiences of a new generation of workers and companies.

Friday, 29 January, 2016 -
13:30 to 16:30

An integrated health and social care system: what would that look like? Does Devo-Manc show us the way?

With Dr Brian Fisher and Martin Rathfelder (emissary from DevoManc)

Friday, 8 January, 2016 -
19:00 to 21:30

This forum, for those coordinating volunteers within Voscur member organisations, is used to promote and share best practice amongst those managing or coordinating volunteers.  Quarterly volunteer organisers meet to discuss a variety of issues of interest such as volunteer recruitment, employability, DBS checks, volunteer retention, welfare reform impacts, volunteers and the law, and many others.  Featuring speakers (tbc), mini workshops, and an opportunity to network...

Thursday, 18 February, 2016 -
13:00 to 16:00

Great storytelling is a powerful way to bring a brand to life. It can communicate your organisation’s work and impact in a way that inspires audiences to take action – whether your message is fundraising, volunteer recruitment, myth-busting or policy influencing.

It can also help brands to develop a clear, authentic and credible voice in an era of increased public scrutiny. If you’re keen to explore how to bring your charity's stories to life then this seminar is for you.

Friday, 5 February, 2016 -
13:30 to 16:00

Please spread the word! The second meeting of the BCCPN is coming up- the place to get together and share best practise, Twitter horror stories and third sector experiences. Please do come along to meet other charity communications staff who either work near Bristol or for charities that serve Bristol. I’ll be asking for a £3 suggested donation to help my cover costs.

Thursday, 10 December, 2015 -
18:00 to 19:30

At this meeting we will: 

1. Discuss the findings from our workshop in September – should this be the basis for a city wide vision for Social Prescribing? Can we, as a group, agree some broad principles? Is the VCSE best placed to start that conversation?

2. Mapping. Voscur will undertake a survey that will get more into the detail of what VCSE activity actually is – surgeries connected with, what really are those connections in terms of referrals? Exactly what sort of SP are VCSE organisations practicing? What evaluation tools are used?

Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 -
15:00 to 17:00

The day will be in the format of a number of short presentations followed by workshops for discussion and development of ideas.

Topics will include:

Getting Engaged - How or why do people come together to form enterprises?

Setting up a co-op or social enterprise - Different types of legal structures including workers' co-operatives, community co-operatives and self-employed precariat enterprises. These will be illustrated by case studies of co-operatives and social enterprises trading in Leicestershire and elsewhere.

Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 -
10:00 to 16:00


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