Forthcoming Event

WAG: The Welsh Government and Organic Centre Wales have teamed up to organise a farmers’ market, at the WAG offices in Aberystwyth, as part of the activities to mark Europe Day on 9 May 2012

The market, which will be open from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, will showcase some of the best organic & local produce in West Wales including fruit and vegetables, shitake mushrooms, eggs, preserves, flour, bread and cakes.
 
 
The market is funded by the Better Organic Business Links (BOBL) project which provides opportunities, information & training for businesses in the Welsh organic sector to help them deliver better profitability, sustainability and exemplary environmental performance.
Press release & links ~ Better Organic Business Links (BOBL) project
 
NICE: The NHS landscape has changed dramatically in the last 12 months and adapting to the pace of change remains a huge challenge for those working in health & social care. Taking place on the 15-16 May 2012 (at the ICC in Birmingham0, the NICE Annual Conference 2012 will focus on the strategic issues surrounding the reforms as well as drilling down to the details of daily challenges.
 
With over 1,000 delegates expected to attend, this year's conference is set to be the biggest yet, with eight conference streams, over 70 speakers and two days of discussion and networking opportunities.
Press release & links
 
STFC: The Science and Technology Facilities Councilis building upon its previous & highly successful challenge led calls (PNPAS (Particle and Nuclear Physics Applied Systems) and CLASP (Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme) in order to harness skills & technology originally developed to address fundamental research questions to provide solutions to the global challenges.  

The call for 2012 will focus on supporting solutions to challenges in the environment domain.
and in order harness skills & technology originally developed to address fundamental research questions to provide solutions to the global challenges.  The will .
 
The key aim of this call is to accelerate industrial take-up & operational deployment of key technologies by funding the de-risking (including production of technical demonstrators where appropriate) of technologies and systems applicable to the key environment challenges focused but not limited to the following areas:
* water security
* air quality & greenhouse gases
* smarter systems to reduce pollution & waste
 
The application is a 2- stage process with brief Outline proposals required by the 6 September 2012.   If you would like to find out more and meet suitable project partners please register for a place at the information day, which will be held on the 10 July 2012. 
Press release & links
 
ACE: The vision for the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, taking place on 29 August 2012, was announced recently.  Entitled 'Enlightenment', the ceremony will celebrate the inspirational spirit of the Paralympic Games and will challenge perceptions of human possibility. 

It will feature an adult volunteer cast of over 3000, a children volunteer cast of over 100, and a professional cast of over 100.  Signalling the start of the event will be a flypast by Aerobility, a UK charity that trains disabled people to become pilots.
 
In the lead-up, 50 specialist performers will participate in an Arts Council England-funded 8-week circus skills programme.  Based at Circus Space in Hackney, the programme will see disabled performers, including established artists & people new to the arts (such as rehabilitating soldiers & non-competing Paralympians), learn circus arts skills.
Press release & links
 
ACE: Now in its fifth year, Culture24’s Museums at Night will see over 200 different activities taking place in hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives & heritage sites over the weekend of Friday 18 to Sunday 20 May 2012.
Press release & links
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