Nov 16, 2019 10:00 AM

Enterprise Nation invites you to join us for the first ever Next Gen Fest: A one-day festival for entrepreneurs aged 16-30. Taking place on Saturday 16 November at FEST Camden, the event will be filled with talks from inspiring speakers who will share their stories and insights into the world of running your own business. We'll have advice from expert panels, a drop-in business zone and a #supportsmallbiz pop up shop - giving you the chance to get an early start on your Christmas shopping!  Whether you're already a business owner, or are just interested in the idea of becoming your own boss, come along to Next Gen Fest to hear from inspirational speakers and soak up the festival vibes with like-minded peers. #nextgenfest19  Speakers will include: Liv Conlon, founder of The Property Stagers 20-year old Liv is the founder of Multi Award Winning Company ThePropertyStagers. Her mission is to change the way the UK property market sells & rents properties with Home Staging. Having started her company at age 16, Liv has quickly grown the company to an International Multi-Award Winning, Leading Furniture & Staging company in the UK. From being recognised internationally for their contribution to the UK property market to recently scooping up FSB’s Young Entrepreneur Award, Liv & her company are quickly breaking ground with her mission & have recently been featured on BBC, STV, Daily Mail & more for their success. Sophie Tea, Artist Sophie prides herself on breaking the traditional art-gallery route, having made her name independently on social media. Her animal prints garnered an unprecedented popularity in only the first year of working as a full-time artist. After graduating with a first-class degree in Business, Sophie went on to start her entrepreneurial journey by developing a ‘Tinder for Art’ app. She began painting to fund this venture but soon found it more lucrative to pursue Sophie Tea Art. Sophie now has three studios, five members of full-time staff and a relentless demand for her animal and abstract artworks. Ben Towers, Young Entrepreneur At just 11 years of age Ben Towers started the foundations for what became his first business, Towers Design. Over time the company quickly grew and evolved into a full-service marketing agency working with brands like Twitter, Pot Noodle, Quickbooks and Mazars LLP. In April 2017 Ben carried out a merger with another agency, Zest. This made a workforce of 40 and created one of the largest agencies in Kent with clients including Greater Anglia Trains, Champneys, IHG Hotels and Virgin. Six months later, Ben had successfully finished overseeing the merger and left Zest The Agency. Ben is now consulting for companies providing a disruptive young mind to their business and marketing. Alongside this Ben is launching his new business, with the aim of changing the health outcomes of his generation. Katherine George, Founder of Oh So Social She Means Business trainer and award-winning social media expert Katherine George is the founder of the multi-award winning, international social media agency Oh So Social, which provides comprehensive social media management, training and mentoring services. After experiencing ill health, at just 21 years old she was told she may never work again. Proving the doctors wrong, Katherine battled through to create the success she’s had to date. Both Katherine and Oh So Social have won a string of awards and worked with a number of prestigious accounts including The Queen’s Birthday Book and the global success that is The Man Engine project. Prior to founding Oh So Social, Katherine managed social media campaigns for the award-winning Spanish Riding School of Vienna, the Dancing on Ice Live Tour and members of Team GB. The full programme will be live shortly, with loads more exciting speakers to be announced!  What does your ticket include? Access to inspiring talks that will give you practical tips to help you on your entreprenerial journey  Drop-in business advice zone  #supportsmallbiz pop-up shop, buy your Christmas presents from local, small business owners A welcome gift A hot networking lunch Opportunities to meet like-minded entrepreneurs Who is the festival aimed at? The festival is perfect for anyone aged 16-30 that is interested in setting up their own business or side-hustle or, has a business already that they want to grow.  Not looking to become self-employed just yet? Still come along to hear from inspirational business owners, meet passionate and dedicated peers and soak up the festival vibes!  T's and C's  Please note there will be no alcohol served at the festival, only soft drinks. If you are over 18 and wish to purchase an alcoholic drink there is a bar outside on the terrace, they will ask for ID. Please be advised this will not be allowed to be taken into the festival.  You must pre purchase a ticket before the event date. We cannot accept walk-ins. Book your ticket early to avoid disapointment!  About Next Generation The Next Generation campaign, powered by Enterprise Nation, Enterprise Trust and TSB inspires, educates and empowers young entrepreneuers in the UK aged 16-30. We run a series of free start-up courses across the UK along with online support. Click here for more details.  About Enterprise Nation Enterprise Nation is the UK's most active small business network and we have helped thousands of people turn their good idea into a great business. Enterprise Nation membership gives you access to exclusive opportunities to grow your business and connects you with like-minded entrepreneurs and business experts who can help. Membership is just £10 a month and you can cancel at any time. By selecting the 'to include Enterprise Nation membership' ticket, you’ll automatically get 25% off this event too! Event partners Cancellation policy For a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Please note that in the event you are unable to attend this event due to cancellation from yourself or Enterprise Nation, we are unable to refund any associated costs such as hotel or travel.

Oct 17, 2019 10:00 AM

You know you have a lot to offer - right? You want to grow your business, make connections, and develop your client base. You walk into a room knowing you want to connect with other businesses that will be mutually beneficial – but how do you identify and approach the people who will be good for you and your business? Are you asking them for help, or offering your skills to help them? Is it better to get 15 business cards and only get round to following up one, or get three you can definitely develop a future relationship with? Who can you collaborate with, and move forwards with, creating new leads, new relationships and more business, who can you make a strong connection with? THE BIG QUESTION: HOW DO YOU REEL THEM IN? Networking can be daunting and most of us find it really challenging (it needn’t be). In this practical workshop you will discover what works for you, and how you can develop your networking skills with confidence and creativity. You’ll learn the key three elements you need to employ to truly connect with prospective business allies. Through various carefully designed exercises and scenarios, you will discover the best way to promote yourself and your business and feel good about it!! This workshop will be immersive, fun, and informative. Tickets for this event are limited - book early to secure your place! About the presenter Jenny Bolt is a working actor, director, public speaking and presentation skills coach and a workshop facilitator, with more than 10 years of experience of enabling clients achieve their potential. She is one of the workshop facilitators with Funny Women and she has run immersive sessions for  JLL in  London, Norwich and Edinburgh,  Women in Rail in York and Manchester, YouTube and FM Global.  More recently she has been part of the Funny Women team running the HERlarious workshops "Stand Up to Stand Out" for NatWest in Cardiff, Peterborough, Liverpool, Maidstone and Edinburgh. She is the in-house improvisation teacher for Funny Women and runs her own school on improvisation classes in south London. Her other work includes a confidence skills workshop with GSM and the DWP. Jenny was recently in The Amber Trap at Theatre 503 and toured with Dusty, the Dusty Springfield musical, as well as directing students in Jess and Jo Forever, Yard Gals and The Whale at Stage Works College. About this event All information used in this presentation you are registering for is produced for information purposes only and is for the sole use of the attendees at the presentation. Whilst we feel this topic is beneficial to business owners, the views expressed are not intended to be and should not be viewed as individual advice or as a recommendation by RBS, NatWest or any third party. You should seek independent advice in respect of issues that are of concern to you. To the maximum extent permitted by law we expressly disclaim all representations, warranties, or assurance of any kind, expressed or implied, that are made to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this presentation and do not accept any obligation to update or correct any information contained herein. During the event photographs may be taken on behalf of the host with a view to posting on social media to promote services offered to customers. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs please notify us. For the avoidance of doubt RBS/NatWest does not produce the materials for all presentations. This disclaimer applies equally to any materials or presentations produced by a third party. By registering for this event you agree that you have read and expressly agree to the use of your personal data submitted as part of your event registration by Eventbrite in accordance with their: Terms of Service:(, Data Processing Addendum for Organisers (; and Privacy Policy (, which Eventbrite may update from time to time.

Oct 24, 2019 6:30 PM

The Space Free. Booking required. CAMPUS TALKS are public events, open to all.  With the launch of CAMPUS Independent Study Programme, we inaugurate a series of talks by CAMPUS faculty exploring alternative modes of education.  For the first of our public and open to all CAMPUS TALKS we're welcoming Nora Sternfeld, an educator and curator whose work explores educational proposals in anti-racist movements. Nora Sternfeld is a documenta Professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and a Professor of Curating and Mediating Art at Aalto University in Helsinki. She is a co-director of the ecm (educating/curating/managing) Master Programme in exhibition theory and practice at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. With Ines Garnitschnig, Renate Höllwart, and Elke Smodics, she is part of trafo.K, Office for Art, Education and Critical Knowledge Production in Vienna. With Irit Rogoff, Stefano Harney, Adrian Heathfield, Mao Mollona, and Louis Moreno, she is part of freethought, a platform for research, education, and production in London. She publishes on contemporary art, exhibition theory, education, politics of history, and anti-racism. Nottingham Contemporary’s public programme is jointly funded by Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. This event is at Nottingham Contemporary Weekday CrossNottinghamNG1 2GB0115 948

Nov 20, 2019 6:30 PM

Cafe.Bar Free. Booking required. Poet Lisa Robertson reads from her debut novel The Baudelaire Fractal. Part memoir, part novelistic magical realism, part trash-talking contemporary art and poetry life, the new prose text slowly unravels a mystical experience – that of waking up in a hotel room one morning to discover that Robertson has written the complete works of Baudelaire. Animated by the spirit of the poète maudit, she shuttles between London, Vancouver, Paris, and the French countryside, moving fluidly between the early 1980s and the present, from rented room to rented room, all the while considering such Baudelairian obsessions as modernity and poverty. Introduced and moderated by Lila Matsumoto. In collaboration with Nottingham Poetry Exchange. Image Credit: Lisa Robertson, The Baudelaire Fractal, Book Cover. Coach House Books, 2019. Courtesy the author. Nottingham Contemporary’s public programme is jointly funded by Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. This event is at Nottingham Contemporary Weekday CrossNottinghamNG1 2GB0115 948

Oct 08, 2019 6:30 PM

Discover works that explore new digital practices, experimental animation and fresh approaches to analogue filmmaking in this screening of cutting-edge artists’ films. Shortlisted artists present innovative, imaginative and immersive works that each address important topics in contemporary society. The artists shortlisted this year are: Cécile B. Evans, Beatrice Gibson, Mikhail Karikis, Hetain Patel, Imran Perretta and Rehana Zaman. Inspired by visionary British filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Award recognises and supports artists working with the moving image. The shortlisted artists illustrate the spirit of inventiveness within art-film, highlighting the breadth of creativity and craftsmanship the medium has to offer, as well as its powerful ability to engage and provoke audiences. The winner of the Film London Jarman Award will be announced on the 25 November. The award is presented in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery, with support from Genesis Cinema and h club London. The tour runs from 26 September to 3 December and will visit ten venues across the UK. Find out more. @FL_FLAMIN#JarmanAward Touring Programme 2019 includes: Amos' World Episode Two, (2018) Cécile B. Evans Deux soeurs qui n’est sont pas soeurs­, (2018) Beatrice Gibson No ordinary protest, (2018) Mikhail Karikis The Jump, (2016) Hetain Patel 15 days, (2018) Imran Perretta Tell me the story of all of these things, (2017) Rehana Zaman Image credit: Film London Jarman Award 2019 shortlisted artists. Top row, left to right: Hetain Patel, Mikhail Karikis, Imran Perretta. Bottom row, left to right: Cécile B. Evans, Rehana Zaman, Beatrice Gibson. Nottingham Contemporary’s public programme is jointly funded by Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. This event is at Nottingham Contemporary Weekday CrossNottinghamNG1 2GB0115 948

Oct 17, 2019 6:30 PM

The Space Free. Booking required. How do artistic and architectural forms divide individuals and communities? How do design and the visual arts circumscribe our sense of self in the world? These questions suggest a series of internal borders — assimilable and foreign, history and memory, human and non-human — and framing devices concealed by Western modern visual language. This Contemporary Conversation explores how form and frontier intersect in twentieth century art and architecture, how their deployment in modern design erased local histories and communities through dispossession, abstraction and appropriation, and how transdisciplinary practices in art and architecture can reposition their function. The event is part of the series Contemporary Conversations, which looks at arts position to its present. Acknowledging artists’ role in neither coinciding nor departing from their time, but working with its passage, pressing and transforming it, this series of evening dialogues explores the present tense in its cultural and political dimensions, visual cultures and postcolonial debates. BSL interpretation for this event is available upon request.  Image Credit: Iman Issa, Untitled Illustration from Page 7 of Exhibition Catalogue (2018). C-print, 92 x 61.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist, carlier | gebauer Berlin and RODEO London. We have a fully accessible building with lift access on all floors and Changing Places toilets. Click here for more detailed access information, or please contact us in advance of your visit on 0115 948 9750 if you would like to talk through your requirements. Nottingham Contemporary’s public programme is jointly funded by Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. This event is at Nottingham Contemporary Weekday CrossNottinghamNG1 2GB0115 948

Mar 20, 2020 6:30 PM

Celebrate with a pre-dinner Chopin recital preceded by a complimentary champagne reception. (Licensed bar open after the performance.)

Mar 20, 2020 9:00 PM

Celebrate with an after-dinner Chopin recital preceded by a complimentary champagne reception. (Licensed bar open after the performance.)

Sep 24, 2019 5:30 PM

Come and join us at the 9th LinkedIn local Sheffield. Join the global network, 360 cities worldwide. Supported by LinkedIN.

Sep 27, 2019 1:00 PM

The Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) season opening weekend is coming to the Essex Sport Arena.   The WBBL is the U.K.’s professional basketball league, and the season-opening Trophy weekend will feature all 12 teams from the league including last season’s Championship winners Sevenoaks Suns, last season’s WBBL Cup winners Sheffield Hatters, and defending WBBL Trophy winners Leicester Riders.  Colchester’s own professional women’s side, Essex Rebels, will also be in action, opening their season against Durham Palatinates at 5pm on Friday 27th September.  The WBBL features a wealth of basketball stars from around the world, including Essex Rebels’ own Jessy Ward, one of the top players in the league last season, as well as many of the GB team who reached the semi-final of this Summer’s European Championship, such as Manchester Mystics’ Georgia Jones.  This is a weekend of high energy action, drama and entertainment that you won’t want to miss.  Friday's Games include: BA London Lions vs Nottingham Wildcats 1pm Oaklands Wolves vs Leicester Riders 3pm Essex Rebels vs Durham Palatinates 5pm Sevenoaks Suns vs Caledonia Pride 7pm **Doors open at 12:15pm** Please note parking will only be free of charge from 4.30pm What’s on? As well as being able to watch the Essex Rebels in a fast paced, end-to-end, action packed game of basketball- We will have a whole host of activities, performances and competitions for all ages to keep you at the edge of your seat: Music and Commentating from our Live in-house DJ Our very own Essex Flames Cheerleaders Half-time competitions and guest performances! Comedy skits with our very own Rebels Mascot   Kids Zone Our new Kids Zone features a Soft Play area, miniature basketball hoops and an Arts and Crafts station. Within sight of the court, here you can also collect a game day booklet filled with fun activities to complete as well as a page to collect player signatures after the game! You can also join in on the action and #BeARebel with our face-paint station. Free fruit will also be available for children!   Food & Drink Refreshments will be available from our courtside bar and café, Timeout- where you can grab some food, snacks and drinks at any time during the evening.   Ticket Prices Adult £4 Child/Student £2* Family (max 4 people including at least 1 adult and 2 children) £8 Adult Season Ticket £40 Child Season Ticket £20 Family Season Ticket £80 * Student ticket holders must provide University ID upon entry. Accessability Disabled Access- The Essex Sport Arena is equipped with Disabled toilets as well as 2 elevators either side of the stands for access to the Kids Zone and Timeout. Changing Places- We have changing rooms fitted with hoists as well as baby changing facilities.   Where are we, How to get here? By Car- Whether approaching the Essex Sport Arena from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then the second right to access the Sports Centre car park. All match day PARKING IS FREE with a close proximity to the Sports Arena. By Train- Colchester North station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from The University by Car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations which are both within walking distance from the University. By Bus- The Bus routes 61, 62, 74, 76, 78, 97, 98 and X15 stop right outside the sports centre with connections to Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea and Colchester town centre.   Staying Overnight? The University of Essex is also home to the 4 Star, award winning Wivenhoe house hotel. The luxurious Grade II listed house is only a 5 minute walk away from the Essex Sport Arena. For more information on how to book a room, please visit the website:

Sep 29, 2019 4:00 PM

The Final day of the WBBL trophy weekend sees your very own Essex Rebels take on last seasons WBBL Cup winners, the Sheffield Hatters.

Nov 17, 2019 11:30 AM

Sports Nutrition and Athletic Development - The BTN Academy Conference November 17th 2019 It's time to learn the latest in nutritional science and the art of coaching. It’s time for the BTN Conference, and this time it’s a focus on sports nutrition and performance enhancement, both for the elite and the everyday athlete. This is our 2nd conference of the year, this time in Manchester. If you are keen to understand the nutritional needs of high-performance individuals, the mindset needed to succeed at the elite level, and the strategies that the elite athletes use, then this is the conference for you. We will be welcoming a string of incredible speakers for this event, including a GB age group athlete, a sports psychologist and tutors from The BTN Academy. What are we teaching throughout the day? Days itinerary: 11.30-12.00pm - Registration and hellos 12-12.15pm - Welcome with Ben Coomber Ben will introduce the day, the speakers, and set the tone for an awesome day of learning about sports nutrition and optimal human performance. 12.15-1.15pm – Endurance Nutrition for Elite Performance with Phil Paterson (BSc, QCF) Learn the strategies Phil uses as a triathlete and coach in his own training and competition for optimalperformance. Phil will outline his programming baselines, periodisation cycles, tips and of course the science behind optimising the human body for endurance performance. Who is Phil Patterson? Phil is a competitive triathlete based in London with over 10 years of experience as a coach and athlete, competing at two GB Age Group World Champs over standard distance triathlon and since moving up to Half-Iron distance racing has competed at the Ironman 70.3 World Champs in South Africa in 2018. Phil works to improve performance for everyday people, enhance biomechanics and movement, and optimise other athletes fuelling to win. 1.15pm-2pm – The Plant Powered Athlete with Tom Bainbridge (CISSN) What do we need to be aware of for the plant or vegan based athlete to ensure we don't succumb to any deficiencies and maximise performance, recovery and hypertrophy? This is a prominent area of discussion in the current sports nutrition world and with consumer trends, so we need to be wary of deficiencies that could lead to a decline in performance very quickly, and over time. This is a theory-based talk with guidance on practical application, after all the science is clear on what the body needs, we just need to know how to do that with a plant-based diet. Who is Tom Bainbridge? Tom is the head of education at the BTN Academy, teaching many of our theory and science-based modules. He plays an integral role as a nutrition and coaching mentor to 100s of budding and graduated nutrition coaches. Tom is also an ex recreational powerlifter with a keen eye for archery. 2.00-2.30pm - Lunch/snack/break 2.30-3.45pm - Maximising Hypertrophy and Strength with Joseph Agu (MSc) Hypertrophy isn't just beneficial or desired for gym goers seeking a bigger physique, it's beneficial for athletes, every day and aging people, so understanding and maximising hypertrophy is a key skill. Certainly, calories and training are important, as is protein, but what are the details, what are the things we can fine tune to maximise our diet, training and supplement use? Joseph will use his years of working with elite athletes and obtaining research to explore every angle of hypertrophy and leave you with a blueprint on how to maximise muscle gains. Who is Joseph Agu? Joseph received his master’s degree in Sports Nutrition in 2011 from the University of Chester, before moving into elite sport. As a former Performance Nutritionist for the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and British Athletics, Joseph provided world-leading nutritional support to Britain’s best track and field athletes, leading to many medal wins in international competitions. In 2018, Joseph was appointed as Assistant Professor in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham, where he is the convenor of the MSc Sports and Exercise Nutrition module. 4-4.15pm - Break with panel questions submitted 4.15-5.15pm – Sports Psychology with Will Hawkins (MSc) What does it take to develop an unbeatable mindset? What traits do elite level athletes have and how can you cultivate the same potential within yourself and with clients. What tips and techniques can we use to develop a bullet-proof, high level mindset? Will blends the science with the application and delves into what makes the human brain tick and how we can leverage this to our advantage and create more success in our own and our client’s lives. Who is Will Hawkins? Will is a London based coach and qualified teacher with a BSc in Sports Science, a MSc in Sports Performance and Diploma in Motivation & Behaviour Change. Will prides himself on blending the fine art of eating, training and behaviour change to maximise his client’s results. Will also teaches many behaviour change and psychology modules on our BTN Academy courses. 5.15-5.45pm - Balancing a High-Performance Life with Ben Coomber (BSc, CISSN) After all of the above talks, Ben Coomber will discuss how to balance it all with daily stressors, goals we have set for our business, family commitments, training commitments, clients and more. We now live in a busy world, it’s go, go, go, so balancing all of this without burning out can be a challenge. You will leave the conference having a plan and confidence in your ability to be at your best, in turn allowing you to get the best out of our clients. Who is Ben Coomber? Ben is the founder of The BTN Academy, host of a UK #1 rated podcast, an internationally certified sports nutritionist and coach of 14 years. Ben prides himself in inspiring people to live an awesome life. He does this through showing people their potential, inspiring them with what’s possible, then teaching them how to manage their diet, exercise and mindset. Ben's popularity as a coach then saw him coaching and teaching coaches, which led the evolution of The BTN Academy, a provider of online nutrition courses and qualifications, as well as writing 'How to be an Awesome Personal Trainer', an Amazon 5* rated book. 5.45-6pm – Closing remarks and summary of the day with Ben Coomber It will then be time to draw the day to a close, summarise what we have learnt, ask a few final questions, and direct you to more resources, so you can continue your learning from today. Ticket details: For student tickets please see your respective student Facebook pages. All other ticket prices are as shown, be quick to secure an early bird ticket price of £75 available on the first 50 tickets. Prices will then be £95 after the first 50 tickets are sold. The venue: The venue is easily accessed by car and train and it has special significance as it is owned by one of our Academy students. Car: There are plenty of parking spaces at the front and back of the facility (The Locker), as well as on road parking too, so there should be no parking issues on the day. Train: The location is two hours from London and less from most northern cities. Reddish South (8 minutes by train from Manchester Piccadilly) and Heaton Chapel (3 minutes from Stockport) train stations are both walking distance from the venue. Address: The Locker, 2nd Floor, Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6DA We look forward to seeing you for an awesome day of education. About The BTN Academy: The BTN Academy is an online education company providing an AfN and REPS certified Foundation nutrition course and an AIQ L4 Qualification in Nutrition Coaching. BTN has been teaching coaches since 2013, before which it was a successful online nutrition coaching company. BTN prides itself on blending the art and science of nutrition to maximise health, performance and recovery. Want to find out more about us AND learn some cool free stuff between now and the conference? Visit our website for a free 5-day nutrition e-course: