DCMS: More than 1,500 organisations will give older people a free taste of using computers and the internet for this year’s Spring Online with Silver Surfers Day. From 16-20 May 2011, taster sessions will be held across the UK in a variety of venues from cafes & universities to libraries & pubs.
Although computers and the internet are an essential part of life for many people, 20% of those aged 55-64 have never been online. This rises to 60% among those aged 65 and over.
SFA: According to the Skills Funding Agency, there is no better time to improve your skills, learn something new and have some fun as thousands of free learning events across England become available to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week between 14 - 20 May 2011.
Every May, NIACE – the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education – coordinates the learning initiative that continues to be the largest learning drive of its kind, being celebrated in over 55 countries world-wide. And the 20th Adult Learners’ Week promises to be the biggest & best yet.
There’s no excuse for not taking part, as the booking facility is open NOW; to book onto courses ranging from keep-fit to higher education level classes – all of which are free of charge – and taking place in workplaces, libraries, cafes, prisons, museums and colleges across the country, motivating adults of all ages and backgrounds to take up new activities.
ACE: Arts organisations can get involved in National Family Week 2011 by registering their family-focused events on the campaign's dedicated website. National Family Week provides not-for-profit organisations with the opportunity to showcase the fantastic & wide ranging work they do to support families, as part of a national campaign.
The campaign, which runs 30 May-5 June 2011, aims to celebrate family life in the UK and connect millions of families with the organisations, good causes and services that support them.