Past events

February 2015

14

What is and How to Do LGBT History Conference

Two day academic conference discussing how to research and reveal LGBT History

LGF conference venue, Canal Street, Manchester
01

LGBT History Month 2015

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

United Kingdom

December 2014

10

International Human Rights Day

Annual celebration to mark the anniversary of the presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Worldwide
01

World Aids Day

World Aids Day 2014

Worldwide

November 2014

20

International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Every year on November 20 we remember transgender people from all around the world who have been killed as a result of transphobic violence.

Various

October 2014

01

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every 11 minutes someone is diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. Breast Cancer Awareness month in October is a yearly event run by Breast Cancer Care to raise money to help people with breast cancer.

Nationwide
01

Black History Month

Black History Month 2013

throughout UK

September 2014

21

International Day of Peace

The United Nations' International Day of Peace - marked every year on September 21 - is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.

International
21

World Alzheimer's Day

World Alzheimer's Day is marked each year on September 21 to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.

Global event
06

Totnes Pride

Pride event organised by the originators of the Proud 2 Be project

Totnes, Devon

August 2014

23

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, is the day designated by UNESCO to remember the transatlantic slave trade.

Global event
22

Manchester Pride: The Big Weekend

Manchester's premier festival celebrating LGBT people, life and culture.

Manchester Canal Street area

July 2014

29

Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking, marks the end of the month of Ramadan in a celebration that brings followers of Islam together in a spirit of gratitude and harmony

Global event
26

Oldham Pride

Oldham’s 10th Pride event.

Gallery Oldham
26

Norwich Pride

Norwich Pride is a celebration from the LGBT community for everyone.

Norwich

May 2014

17

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia takes place every year on 17th May

International

April 2014

07

World Health Day

World Health Day 2014

Worldwide

March 2014

08

International Women's Day

International Women's Day takes place every year on 8th March

Global

January 2014

27

Holocaust Memorial Day

27 January provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future.

Worlwide
04

World Braille Day

World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4, the anniversary of the birthday of Louis Braille, inventor of the code used by blind people.

Worldwide

December 2013

03

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2013

Worldwide

April 2013

02

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day 2013

Worldwide

March 2013

01

Women's History Month

Women's History Month 2013

Worldwide
01

Women's History Month

Women's History Month 2013

Worldwide

January 2013

20

World Religion Day

The aim of World Religion Day is to promote interfaith understanding and harmony.

Worldwide

November 2012

29

Manchester Women's Conference 2012

Women and addiction.

Hulme Hall, University of Manchester, Manchester, M14 5RR
25

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Worldwide
22

Disability History Month

UK Disability History Month is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled peoples' struggle for equality and human rights.

UK
19

International Men's Day

International Men's Day 2012

Worldwide
12

Self Care Week

Self Care Week 2012. This year's theme is 'Self care for life - growing older healthily'.

UK wide

October 2012

10

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes more open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention and treatment services.

Worldwide
01

UK Older People's Day

UK Older People's Day 2012

UK-wide

September 2012

29

Warrington Pride

Warrington Pride 2012

Warrington
29

Preston Pride Festival

First official Preston Pride Festival.

Preston
29

Cumbria Pride

Cumbria Pride 2012

Swallow Hilltop Hotel (Carlisle)

August 2012

18

Slavery Remembrance Day

This year the annual Slavery Remembrance Day is held on 23 August.

Liverpool
04

Liverpool Pride

Liverpool Pride 2012

Pier Head (Liverpool)

July 2012

28

Oldham Pride

Oldham Pride 2012

Oldham Town Centre
20

Ramadan

Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.

Worldwide
13

Sparkle

Sparkle 2012

Manchester
07

World Pride Parade Day

World Pride Parade Day 2012

Central London
02

National Childhood Obesity Week

National Childhood Obesity Week 2012

UK-wide
02

Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Week

Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Week 2012

UK-wide

June 2012

20

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day 2012

Worldwide
18

Carers Week

Carers Week 2012

nationwide
11

National Men's Health Week

This year's Men's Health Week focuses upon promoting heart health awareness in men.

UK-wide
01

Gypsy, Roma and Travellers History Month

Gypsy, Roma and Travellers History Month 2012

UK-wide

May 2012

21

NHS Employers Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week

The seventh annual equality and diversity week organised by NHS Employers

Events in London and Manchester
21

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2012. The theme this year is 'Doing good does you good'.

UK-wide
17

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

IDAHO takes place every year on May 17th

Worldwide
12

Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learners' Week 2012

UK-wide
07

National Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week is an annual event aiming to raise awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding hearing loss and deafness.

UK-wide

March 2012

24

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day 2012

Worldwide
23

Tuberculosis Awareness Event

Learn more about tuberculosis.

St Peters Hall, St Peters Street, Roath, CF24 3BA
22

Health Equalities - Reality or Illusion

A one day conference looking at how all health inequalities we face can be tackled effectively.

Warrington
14

National No Smoking Day

Established in 1983, No Smoking Day works to support smokers who want to quit. The charity does this by raising awareness of the Day, which takes place on the second Wednesday in March every year, and by highlighting the many sources of help available for quitters. In 2011 No Smoking Day merged with the British Heart Foundation with the aim of securing the future of the campaign and building on its success.

UK-wide
08

International Women's Day

International Women's Day 2012

Worldwide

February 2012

06

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2012

Worldwide
04

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day takes place on February 4 each year to raise awareness about cancer around the world.

Worldwide
01

LGBT History Month 2012

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month takes place every year in February. It celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.

UK

January 2012

27

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future. On HMD we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today.

Worldwide
23

Chinese New Year

In Chinese tradition, each year is dedicated to a specific animal; 2012 will be the year of the Dragon.

Worldwide
16

World Religion Day

World Religion Day 2012

Worldwide
04

World Braille Day

World Braille Day commemorates the birth of Louis Braille. He was born on 4 January 1809 in France, and in 1829 he published his method of writing words, music, and plain song by means of dots, for use by the blind and arranged by them.

Worldwide

December 2011

25

Christmas Day

Christmas Day 2011

worldwide
21

Hanukkah

The Jewish festival of lights, Hanukkah (Chanukah)

Worldwide
10

International Human Rights Day 2011

The United Nations' (UN) Human Rights Day is annually observed December 10 to mark the anniversary of the presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Worldwide
03

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was created to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Worldwide

November 2011

25

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Three million women across the UK experience rape, domestic violence, forced marriage, sexual exploitation and other forms of violence and abuse each year. The impact ranges from physical injury, including death in extreme cases, to long-term mental health problems, social exclusion and substance misuse.

Worldwide
22

Disability History Month UK

UK Disability History Month is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled peoples' struggle for equality and human rights

UK
20

International Transgender Day of Remembrance

On November 20th every year people come together in dozens of cities around the world to remember transgender people who have been murdered

Various
08

Possession states: Theoretical & Clinical Dimensions

Objectives: This 2 day intensive course will provide an understanding of the conceptual, theoretical and practical clinical challenges in applying existing mental health theory to the phenomenon of ‘possession states’ within South Asia, and to deliberate socially and culturally appropriate solutions. Target audience: This interdisciplinary international course will benefit: psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, occupational therapists, medical anthropologists, and mental health practitioners from the NGO, public, and private health sectors. Participants will be expected to have a sound basic knowledge of social sciences and its relationship to mental health in South Asia. Course content: DAY 1: POSSESSION: THEORETICAL ADVANCES: Recent advances in medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry of ‘possession’. Films on healers, healing and ‘possession states’. DAY 2: POSSESSION: CLINICAL DIMENSIONS: Identify practice based challenges, to include; case vignettes, discussion based seminars/working groups and film. Learning Objectives: Participants will 1) gain knowledge of recent thematic developments in medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry in relation to ‘possession states’. 2) learn to critique through a social science perspective, existing theory and practice in interventions for ‘possession states’ 3) explore through live supervision ways of reformulating case studies, from their own practices to generate culturally valid alternatives in managing ‘possession states’. Teaching methods will comprise didactic lectures, discussion groups, and interactive workshops. Participants will be expected to submit in advance, case studies that illustrate the challenges in providing culturally and socially appropriate interventions for individuals, their communities and other social settings.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
06

Eid-Ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, or 'Greater Eid'.

Worldwide

October 2011

26

Diwali

The Sikh festival of Diwali, or the 'festival of lights'.

Worldwide
10

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes more open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention and treatment services.

Worldwide
08

Yom Kippur

The Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

Worldwide
04

TB training for third sector organisations

TB Alert invites you to a FREE two day TB training workshop in England that will give you the knowledge, guidance and access to resources to raise awareness of TB among local at-risk communities.

Liverpool
01

Black History Month

Black History Month was set up in 1987 to mark the contributions of Black people throughout history.

Throughout the UK

September 2011

29

Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

Worldwide
14

Reducing unwarranted variations in health care

This conference will help delegates find out how understanding patterns of variations can support health professionals to meet the QIPP challenge of £20 billion efficiency savings by 2014/15 and to provide the most clinical and cost effective interventions.

The King's Fund, London

August 2011

30

Eid-Ul-Fitr

The Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, or 'Smaller Eid', marking the end of the month of fasting during Ramadan.

Worldwide
01

Ramadan

Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.

Worldwide

July 2011

10

Disability Awareness Day

Europe's largest not-for-profit voluntary-led disability exhibition.

Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington
08

Sparkle 2011

Sparkle is a celebration of gender diversity, an opportunity to make new friends and obtain help, support and information on gender issues.

Manchester

June 2011

13

Carers Week

Carers Week 2011 - the true face of carers

UK-wide
13

National Men's Health Week

This year's Men's Health Week will focus on how new technologies can be used to improve men's health.

Nationwide
01

Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

This month of events celebrates the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture and history and tackles negative stereotyping and prejudices.

UK-wide

May 2011

11

Human rights in Healthcare conference

This free event is aimed at those working in health and social care organisations.

Neurosupport Centre, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR
02

National Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week is when organisations working with deaf people across the country are inviting everyone to 'Look At Me'. The theme aims to improve understanding of the different types of deafness by highlighting the many different methods of communication used by deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people, such as sign language and lipreading.

UK-wide

March 2011

09

National No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day works to support smokers who want to quit. The charity does this by raising awareness of the Day, and highlighting the many sources of help available for quitters.

UK-wide
08

International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Worldwide

February 2011

03

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year - the year of the rabbit

Worldwide

January 2011

17

World Blood Donor Day

Argentina hosts World Blood Donor Day 2011

Worldwide
16

World Religion Day

The aim of World Religion Day is to foster the establishment of interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasising the common denominators underlying all religions.

Worldwide

December 2010

02

Hanukkah

The Jewish festival of lights, Hanukkah (Chanukah)

International
01

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'.

Worldwide

November 2010

17

Eid-ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha, the islamic festival of sacrifice, or 'Greater Eid'

International
05

Diwali

The Sikh festival of Diwali

International

October 2010

10

World Mental Health Day - no health without mental health

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes more open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention and treatment services.

Worldwide

September 2010

18

Yom Kippur

The Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

International
10

Eid-ul-Fitr

The islamic festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, or 'Smaller Eid', marking the end of the month of fasting during Ramadan

International

August 2010

12

Ramadan

Ramadan, the islamic month of fasting

International

April 2010

11

National Holocaust Memorial Day

National Holocaust Memorial Day

International

January 2010

17

World Religion Day

The aim of World Religion Day is to foster the establishment of interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasizing the common denominators underlying all religions.

Worldwide

October 2009

10

World Mental Health Day

Every year, on 10 October, the Mental Health Foundation marks the event by raising awareness of the mental health issues that matter.

International

July 2009

05

Alzheimer's Awareness Week

Alzheimer's disease which is responsible for causing 55% of cases of dementia destroys cells in the brain. The resulting symptoms include memory problems, mood changes and communication problems.

Nationwide
01

Sickle Cell Disorders Awareness Month

Raising awareness about Sickle Cell Anaemia

Nationwide