Mar 15, 2018 1:00 PM

This is a 2 hour bite-sized taught course, aimed at Senior Managers (G7+) across the ONS and GSS. The course explains what new tools and techniques are covered by Data Science and the opportunities they present, so that leaders can provide a clear vision for their staff. The course explores what data science is, how it is being used in government and explores the issues and challenges around building the data science approach and toolkits into your own teams. It will demystify the jargon and provide some practical tips about tools and technologies (and share what is different about them). It will consider the "data science mindset" and discuss what it means for the way we work. The course will also explore how others across government have used data science to improve outcomes. Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, participants will: • understand general views of how data science and analytics are revolutionising the way we process and analyse data; • understand core concepts in data science (What is "data science", "machine learning", "natural language processing" etc.) and how these techniques are being used today in government; • consider how data science introduces different tools and ways of working, and explore how managers with data scientists in their teams can best support them to add value; and • be able to explain some common misconceptions. Method of Delivery: This is a 2-hour taught session, at the London, Newport and Titchfield ONS sites. Target audience: This is aimed at Senior Managers (G7+) from across the ONS/GSS. Event Length: Two hours Cost and pre-requisites: This course is currently free to ONS and GSS staff. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Mar 29, 2018 11:00 AM

On this walk we'll look at some stylish buildings in N4 and N5 and we'll see how the clean lines and design devices of the Art Deco period has continued to inspire architects ever since. We'll visit places of entertainment, commerce, travel, business, health and sport, covering a cross-section of the genre – both impressive statement pieces of the 1930s and post-WW2 buildings inspired by the movement.  The walk lasts 90 minutes and finishes close to Finsbury Park tube station. ...................................... Art Deco began in France as Arts Décoratifs just before 1910 yet it wasn't until the mid-1920s that it had really taken hold. Soon major cities such as London, Paris, New York, Chicago, Miami were constructing bigger and better examples of this type and very quickly the motivational style had spread right around the globe.   Art Deco was designed to look to a bright future – a clean bold statement after WW1 heralding a new start, a new beginning – and a complete change from what was seen as the fussiness of the Victorian and Edwardian periods with layers of over-embellishment, swirls and flourishes.  Art Deco looks impressive and expensive because often only the best quality materials were used – silver, onyx and jade for jewellery; walnut, leather and chrome for furniture; fine-glazed tiles and hand carved reliefs on buildings. Many items were designed to resemble transport such ocean liners and aircraft in an aspirational bid to imply speed and moving forward; looking to a bright future. Stylised artwork was all the rage depicting slim elegant women with equally slim dogs. It was a kind of "understated showing-off"! In London we have many impressive buildings in the Art Deco style – The Adelphi off The Strand, The Carreras factory in Camden, Senate House near Russell Square, The Hoover Building in Perivale, department stores such Barkers of Kensington, tube stations such as Arnos Grove and Turnpike Lane, and many beautiful cinemas and theatres too many to list here.  Come and meet the not-so-well-known and not-so-well-documented Art Deco gems of North London. See also my Art Deco Holloway walking tour  ...................................... Please note that online sales end one hour before the tour commences. For last-minute bookings please call me on 07941 475003 to see if spaces are available. ...................................... Scroll down to the bottom see my other walks which include:• Art Deco Holloway• Ghostsigns (Hand-painted wall ads in Holloway/Islington)• Bygone Brands & Businesses (Upper Holloway)• The Oxford Street of The North (Holloway in the late Victorian and Edwardian period)• Pubs and Taverns of Holloway Rd (short and long tours available)• The Only Way Is Essex Road (historical innovations and highlights)• Green and Pleasant Islington (open spaces and hidden places) Coming soon – The Pubs and Taverns of Upper Street, Islington ...................................... FAQs   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? There is no minimum age. Children under 6 are welcome at no charge. However, please note that all other children up to age 15 must be accompanied by an adult – one child per paying adult.   Where exactly does this tour start? Details of the meeting point will be on your ticket.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Please don't waste time and resources printing out your ticket.I will have a list of attendees on the day, although it would be wise to make a note of your booking reference   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? In cases of illness or unforseen circumstances involving no-shows I will be happy to transfer your booking to another walk on another date. However, you might be able to offer your ticket to a friend ... please see the next question...   Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? This is fine – just email me and let me know the name of the person who will be taking your place.   Is this tour suitable for wheelchairs? The walk will be mostly on standard shopping pavements and as such should not pose any problems further to those experienced on an average high street. How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email: [email protected]: +44(0)7941 475003

Mar 03, 2018 2:00 PM

On this walk we'll look at some stylish buildings in N4 and N5 and we'll see how the clean lines and design devices of the Art Deco period has continued to inspire architects ever since. We'll visit places of entertainment, commerce, travel, business, health and sport, covering a cross-section of the genre – both impressive statement pieces of the 1930s and post-WW2 buildings inspired by the movement.  The walk lasts 90 minutes and finishes close to Finsbury Park tube station. ...................................... Art Deco began in France as Arts Décoratifs just before 1910 yet it wasn't until the mid-1920s that it had really taken hold. Soon major cities such as London, Paris, New York, Chicago, Miami were constructing bigger and better examples of this type and very quickly the motivational style had spread right around the globe.   Art Deco was designed to look to a bright future – a clean bold statement after WW1 heralding a new start, a new beginning – and a complete change from what was seen as the fussiness of the Victorian and Edwardian periods with layers of over-embellishment, swirls and flourishes.  Art Deco looks impressive and expensive because often only the best quality materials were used – silver, onyx and jade for jewellery; walnut, leather and chrome for furniture; fine-glazed tiles and hand carved reliefs on buildings. Many items were designed to resemble transport such ocean liners and aircraft in an aspirational bid to imply speed and moving forward; looking to a bright future. Stylised artwork was all the rage depicting slim elegant women with equally slim dogs. It was a kind of "understated showing-off"! In London we have many impressive buildings in the Art Deco style – The Adelphi off The Strand, The Carreras factory in Camden, Senate House near Russell Square, The Hoover Building in Perivale, department stores such Barkers of Kensington, tube stations such as Arnos Grove and Turnpike Lane, and many beautiful cinemas and theatres too many to list here.  Come and meet the not-so-well-known and not-so-well-documented Art Deco gems of North London. See also my Art Deco Holloway walking tour  ...................................... Please note that online sales end one hour before the tour commences. For last-minute bookings please call me on 07941 475003 to see if spaces are available. ...................................... Scroll down to the bottom see my other walks which include:• Art Deco Holloway• Ghostsigns (Holloway/Islington)• Bygone Brands & Businesses (Upper Holloway)• The Oxford Street of The North (Holloway in the late Victorian and Edwardian period)• Pubs and Taverns of Holloway Rd (short and long tours available)• Green and Pleasant Islington (southern end of Holloway Rd)• The Only Way Is Essex Road (historical innovations and highlights) Coming soon – The Pubs and Taverns of Upper Street, Islington...................................... FAQs   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? There is no minimum age. Children under 6 are welcome at no charge. However, please note that all other children up to age 15 must be accompanied by an adult – one child per paying adult.   Where exactly does this tour start? Details of the meeting point will be on your ticket.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Please don't waste time and resources printing out your ticket.I will have a list of attendees on the day, although it would be wise to make a note of your booking reference   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? In cases of illness or unforseen circumstances involving no-shows I will be happy to transfer your booking to another walk on another date. However, you might be able to offer your ticket to a friend ... please see the next question...   Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? This is fine – just email me and let me know the name of the person who will be taking your place.   Is this tour suitable for wheelchairs? The walk will be mostly on standard shopping pavements and as such should not pose any problems further to those experienced on an average high street. How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email: [email protected]: +44(0)7941 475003

Feb 28, 2018 6:00 PM

We're delighted to be heading to Store Street Framing, an AWAD Partner, for our first 'Members & Friends of AWAD' event of 2018.  Talks will kick-off at 6.00pm with a welcome from our Founder & CEO, Susan J Mumford. She'll be followed by a 5-minute overview of the all-important topic of GDPR* by GDPR Specialist and professional speaker Annabel Kaye, whose company Irenicon is an AWAD Partner. She'll be followed by a brief welcome to all by event host Andrew Milne Home of Store Street Framing, also an AWAD Partner. Last and certainly not least, you'll hear from Tom Hemming of the National Gallery on the topic of 'Art Handling'**.  Talks will be followed by mixing and mingling, providing an ideal networking opportunity for professionals in the art world.  Please note that colleagues in the art world, regardless of gender, are welcome to join this event.  RSVP is essential.  ___________________ *GDPR talk:  Annabel will provide important insight into what GDPR means for small businesses holding client data. She'll be available for longer conversations immediately following the talks during the mixing & mingling part of the event.  **The Art of Art Handling talk: Tom will address art handling from gallery to museum, incorporating a comparison and contrast of the commercial and museum worlds. As he previously worked at Store Street Framing and is today a Technician at the National Gallery, he has excellent insight into the realities of what happens behind-the-scenes.  ___________________ ABOUT ANNABEL KAYE / IRENICON & KOFFEEKLATCH:  Annabel has spent almost 40 years helping growing businesses sort out the practical and legal side of paying people, not to mention tackling Human Resources challenges across the board. In 2009 she became interested in the gig economy and how flexible working and outsourcing could work or hurt, which ultimately resulted in the partnership with AWAD. Why? Galleriest and art dealers frequently bring in freelance contractors to assist with events, build websites, manage book-keeping and more. Her latest development has been prompted by incoming 'data protection' regulation, known as GDPR, which will take effect on 1st May 2018. She's now a specialist in the area, which is of upmost importance for any business that holds data on individuals.  http://irenicon.co.uk/ https://koffeeklatch.co.uk/ Connect with Annabel on social media:  Twitter: @AnnabelKaye  ___________________  ABOUT STORE STREET FRAMING:  Store Street Framing is a fine art framer based in central London and specialising in gallery standards, hand-finished and gilded frames. Trading until 2015 as Arch One Picture Framing, Store Street Framing is a new business with a heritage of high quality trade framing for London based dealers and galleries. All framing work is carried out between the North London workshops and West End showroom, and is delivered to London locations by our own transport.  www.storestreetframing.co.uk | Instagram @StoreStreetFraming | Twitter @StoreStFraming  ___________________ ABOUT AWAD:  The Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) is an international network of women art dealers that facilitates business and collaborations between and for members at all stages of their career as business owners. Chapters include London, New York and Global (with the latter meeting once monthly online). Members have regular opportunities to meet, network, explore shows and collections, upskill with professional development and more. Furthermore, all members adhere to professional standards with the AWAD Code of Conduct.  Interested in membership?  See www.womenartdealers.org/join/ Connect with us on social media:  Instagram @womenartdealers | Twitter @womenartdealers | Facebook @womenartdealers 

Mar 28, 2018 7:00 PM

London Networking Event | Mai Tai Group  Join our exclusive networking event for influencers, innovators and leaders sharing interests, experiences and ideas. You'll meet people from a range of industries across the city and grow your social and professional network. Networking events can be a great way to either grow your business or professional network but it does take time. The grand surroundings of The Hilton London Tower Bridge provide an informal opportunity to build and strengthen your professional network, with a reserved space where you can sit and exchange ideas, information and resources. You can opt in or out of a one-minute pitch which most attendees find really useful. This is followed by free-flowing networking activities which will allow you to have conversations with others and build connections instead of just collecting business cards! This set up might not mean instant leads but it is a great way to allow for collaboration and discussion where genuine professional partnerships can be made. There are no restrictions on the number or type of industry that people work in but registration is important for us to get feedback and continually improve the events we arrange. Drinks and nibbles are complementary. Find out more about what makes our community unique here https://www.maitaigroup.com  FAQ Do you have any networking etiquette rules? Yes - our event is all about sharing interest, ideas and experiences so it is really important that don't leave your personality at home. We want to get to know you as well as find out about what you do! For more info read our blog here https://www.maitaigroup.com/blog/The-Art-of-Networking Who attends Mai Tai Events? Mai Tai Events are open to professional Londoners and business owners. Why do I need to give feedback after attending events or activities? It is really helpful for us our partners to know how you find the event so that we can refine them and make them as enjoyable as possible. What should I expect at the networking events? Take your professional networking to the next level in a great venue with a variety of people from a range of industries.      

May 22, 2018 8:30 AM

What is VR World? Now in its 3rd year, VR World 2018 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.With 4 in-depth event tracks and over 150 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.Register now to reserve your place for THE VR, AR and MR event of the year. Previous Attendees Include: Show Highlights: 2,500 Attendees 2 Days 150 Visionary Speakers 60 Case Studies 80 Exhibitors 75 Hours of Content Identify with Key Industry Tracks and Verticals: 4 Zones and Theatres Vision Theatre The technology and strategy arena. Hear, learn and discuss best practice business models and case studies, key trends in the market, monetisation, lessons learnt from the gaming world, advances in technology, killer apps and the best advice and opportunities for investment. Experience Theatre Whether it’s to increase consumer engagement with a brand, create impactful journalistic content, or purely for entertainment purposes in the film and live events sectors, these sessions will focus the consumer experience of VR. How can we better interact with audiences? Is VR the key to more effective marketing campaigns? Does cinema truly have a future in VR? These questions and many more will be answered as we explore how audiences consume immersive technologies in industries including: film & TV, arts & culture, travel, live events, journalism & reporting, and marketing. Innovation Theatre This theatre will be centred on enterprise innovation using VR/AR/MR technologies in the healthcare, education & training, manufacturing, construction & property, retail, and automotive sectors. Spanning product design and development, modelling and visualisation, not to mention ground-breaking educational and clinical tools, these sessions will take an in-depth look at how immersive technologies are shaping enterprise. Next Theatre Will VR go mainstream, and if so, when? What are the economic and commercial implications of this? The Next Theatre will explore the newest VR/AR/MR products and concepts under development that are sure to mould the future of the market and its users. For further information on the show please visit www.vrworldevent.com Interested in volunteering at VR World 2018? Gain some event experience as well as a LinkedIn and CV reference.Please email [email protected] and include the following information: Any previous, relevant experience What course (if any) you are currently studying Why you would like to volunteer at VR World

Feb 23, 2018 8:00 AM

OJEN’s London Law Institute is a professional development event for high school teachers. This one-day conference will be held at the Josephine Spencer Niblett Building (Faculty of Law). Address: 1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7 Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 Registration Fee: $30 Your registration fee covers the full day of outstanding justice education programming, breakfast, and lunch! The registration fee also includes all session materials. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? For Parking: http://www.uwo.ca/parking//find/visitor/metered.html http://www.uwo.ca/parking//find/visitor/attended.html Public Transit: https://moovitapp.com/index/en-gb/public_transportation-Western_Law_School-London_ON-efsite_51310778e4b0680a78d8849a-3020   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]   What's the refund policy? Full refunds will be given up until Friday, February 16, 2018.   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Registrations will not be refunded after February 16, 2018, however, registrant substitution will be permitted.  

Mar 10, 2018 5:00 PM

Lake of Stars is coming to London on 10 March! Join us for a one day multi-venue arts festival on the streets of Walthamstow, north-east London, showcasing contemporary live music, DJs, film, theatre and art from the UK and African continent. Drop-in family-friendly, daytime events will take place across multiple venues, climaxing with an eclectic evening of live performances and collaborations at Walthamstow Assembly Hall (ticketed show).  Line up: M.anifest (Ghana) Frightened Rabbit (stripped-back set) (Scotland) Faith Mussa (Malawi) Bongeziwe Mabandla (South Arica) Wezi HeartSound (Zambia) Zathu (Malawi) Goldierocks (UK) After-party until 2am Mirth, Marvel & Maud with Beating Heart Music.Lake of Stars Festival returns to the shores of Lake Malawi in September for our 15th Anniversary. More info on our 2018 plans so far:www.lakeofstars.org/festival FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? 18+ What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is free parking at the Assembly Hall.  Wood Street station is approx 12 min walk and Walthamstow Central approx 15 mins.   What can I bring into the event? Only one small bag per person.  There will be searches on the door. No drinks or food can be brought on-site into the Assembly Hall and surrounding area.  Are there food stalls on site? Yes there will be two food stalls at the venue. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? [email protected]

Oct 19, 2018 9:00 AM

Early bird tickets are now sold out. General release tickets go on sale at 10am GMT on Thursday, 15th March 2018. THE Product Management Conference Mind the Product is THE product management conference where we bring together product leaders from around the world to explore the intersection of design, technology and business - inspiring you to build better products. This will be our seventh conference in London and we promise it will be better than ever! Watch the recap from 2017 to see what our audience and speakers have to say:   Speakers Speakers will be announced soon. Don't miss the workshops The day before the conference, on October 18th, we will also be running a limited number of workshops to help you level up your product management skills! Tickets for workshops go on sale here on March 15th at 10am GMT.   Why you should attend Here are five great reasons why you should join us at Mind the Product London, and it's not just about the coffee: 1. It's the biggest product conference in the worldMind the Product London 2017 brought together 1,600 passionate product people into one space on one day and we expect the same in 2018. There's no bigger event dedicated to product out there. Not only is our crowd the biggest, but we draw the greatest names in product too. 2. Hear real, practical advice you can put to work the next day as well as inspirational ideas on the future of product development and designWe think that a balance is important for a great day of learning. Our speakers are visionaries for the future of product, but they've also got tons of real experience under their belts to pass onto you. 3. Network with a conference full of passionate peers over free lunch and great coffeeOK, so it's a little bit about the coffee. We take care of you all day with plenty to chow down on while you discuss everything you've seen and heard. One of the best bits about Mind the Product is that we offer a single-track experience. No matter who you bump into, you've got the same interesting things to talk about. 4. Build a real community with your product tribeMind the Product isn't just a conference; it's a round-the-year blog and community with chapters in 136+ cities around the world that's dedicated to building a tribe around the art of product. We want product people around the world to come to meet with us and each other, so that we can all become the best in our field and move our discipline forward. 5. Enjoy the industry party of the year for great food and free-flowing drinks & conversationGetting together with your industry peers should not just be inspiring and educational, but good fun. We don't hold back on putting on an excellent party (with an open bar and some delicious food) to keep the conversation flowing and help you to build great connections with your product community.   Frequently Asked Questions Do you offer discounts for students, startups, non-profits, etc?The only discounts we offer are for Early Bird conference tickets (limit of one ticket per order), which sell out in a matter of minutes, and the group discounts on General Release conference tickets where we do 10 tickets for the price of 9. To ensure you hear about the Early Bird tickets make sure you are part of our Slack channel and receive our newsletter. Can I change the name or other details on my tickets?Yes, but only the person who purchased the ticket can make these changes on Eventbrite. You are free to change your ticket details up to two days before the conference, including name, title, etc. Please make sure these details are correct as they will be what we show on your badge! Just login to Eventbrite and make the changes, following these instructions. If you can’t reach the person who purchased the ticket in order to get them to change the information please contact us on [email protected] and we will help you make the updates. Can I get a refund?We offer a full refund up to one month before the conference. Simply log in to Eventbrite and request the refund following these instructions. As with changes, only the person who purchased the tickets can request a refund. Can I pay by invoice?As we are a small team we only offer payment by invoice if you are buying 5 tickets or more due to the additional overhead. Please also note that no tickets are held/issued until payment of the invoice has been received, and only General Release tickets can be purchased by invoice. Request to pay by invoice by emailing [email protected] Tickets are not held until payment has been made – there are no exceptions to this. We cannot agree to any terms and conditions associated with Purchase Order numbers or other supplier agreements. We do not fill in supplier detail forms for ticket invoices – if you cannot find details you require on our website – please ask. Frequently Asked Questions  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Code of Conduct  |  Privacy Policy

Mar 02, 2018 1:00 PM

Are you a London Time to Change Champion? Are you keen to get involved in our campaign in ending mental health stigma and discrimination? If the answer is yes to the above, we would love to see you on 2nd March! We are calling all champions with an interest in forming a campaign group to tackle Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination. Come along and share ideas, meet other champions and find out about future Time to Change plans and free training in London. Campaign Groups: There has already been a lot of interest in developing campaign groups with a focus on stigma and discrimination around : 1. Eating Disorders - The event coincides with Eating Disorders Awareness Week and it gives us a great opportunity to start talking about it 2. Black and Ethnic Minority Groups. Faith and culture can be great influencers in how we think and act around Mental Health - tackling stigma and discrimination within BME communities. If you have an interest in these two, please come and find out more and explore what we can do together! All ideas and areas of interest are very welcome. Our focus is not only limited to the two mentioned areas of campaign work. We are very much interested to hear any ideas on how to make our cause more effective. Anything from music events, LGBT, arts and crafts, clubs, dance, dogs, hairdressers, poetry, barbers, disabilities, social media, public transport, education, health system, criminal justice system, community events, community groups! All ideas very welcome! Come and join us! Agendas will be finalised and emailed to all attendees prior the meeting. Please note we have limited spaces for this event. If you don't manage to get on the event now, please keep an eye out for future events and communication. We are also aware that the date/time is not convinient for everyone, if you are more likely to attend evening events please let us know. Looking forward to see you!   FAQs What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Closest stations are Euston and Euston Square. Should anyone wish to cycle we can provide a limited amount of bicycle storage. Contact [email protected] to organise this.  Accessibility needs/ blue badge parking space can be allocated. Contact us ASAP to book these for you.   How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Chrystalla Karvella - [email protected]   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you don't have to print it if you have access to your e-ticket on your phone or tablet.  

Jun 01, 2018 10:00 AM

The Mindful Living Show offers a unique opportunity to learn more about mindfulness and meditation. With exclusive content for both beginners and experienced practitioners, the event looks at how mindfulness can benefit your life and health through live practice, study, fun and relaxation. Now in its second year, the growing spaces will welcome over 70 free seminars and practice sessions led by leading authors, teachers and practitioners including Camilla Dallerup, Rick Hansen and Kristin Neff (via video link), Geshe Tashi, Michael Chaskalson, Sir Anthony Seldon, Anandi The Sleep Guru, and many more.  The event will bring peace into the heart of London through its relaxing and inspirational feature areas, including: • Zen Market Garden - relaxing and uplifting products and partners • Experience Zone - interactive creativity & physical fun • Demo Zone - meditative experiences from our exhibitors • Quiet Space – for Guided meditations and calm This unique event will allow you to network and meet others in this community, pick up tips from the experts, further your practice or simply be introduced to the art of meditation and all it has to offer our health and well being. Sign up to our newsletter or visit our website for more updates and information: www.mindfullivingshow.com. Watch our video for an overview of the show. Time for the mind.