Category Archive : Events

Photos from Take Part in East Midlands Libraries

Photos from the event now on Flickr.


Be Inspired photos

Now on Flickr, photos from the Be Inspired event, celebrating our volunteers.

Today’s Evening Post

Today’s Evening Post has a report on An Audience with John Bercow from yesterday.  Click on the image to see more or go to the This is Nottingham website here to read the article on a webpage.


An Audience with John Bercow

Thanks to all who came to the event today, it was a fantastic success.  Mr Speaker was brilliant, we very much enjoyed his short talk about Government and his patience in answering questions, at times with some good anecdotes.  For more information about what happened at the event, please head over to the blog site where there are summaries that were written during the event.


An Audience with John Bercow

On Wednesday 6th April, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, will be visiting Nottingham.

Bright Ideas, supported by ACAF, Nottingham Equal, 97.5 Kemet FM and Toby Neal photography are hosting an Audience with Mr Speaker.  He will be giving a presentation about engaging with Parliament and will then be answering questions.  It will be broadcast on 97.5 Kemet FM, and there will be a live blog on throughout the day.

We have a few places left for the event, so if you would like to come please leave your details on our contact page, including a contact e-mail address and telephone number (scroll to the bottom and fill in the form).  We will issue the remaining places on a first-come first-served basis and will get back to you by 12:00 midday on Tuesday 5th April.

Bright Ideas contact page

Listen on Kemet –

Follow Bright Ideas on Twitter for updates on the day (we will choose a hashtag soon!)

Celebrating Volunteering

Tomorrow (Wednesday 30th March), Bright Ideas is joining with ACAF and 97.5 Kemet FM to celebrate our fantastic volunteers.

It is going to be an action-packed day, with volunteers showing us what they have been up to and displaying talents.  We will also be joined by the Helen and her team who are researching the history of the Hyson Green Flats, Ciaran Norris from Parliamentary Outreach and Steff Webber, the Community Programme Co-Ordinator from Nottingham City Council.

This is an invitation only event, however it is going to be broadcast live on 97.5 Kemet FM, so tune in and be part of the day!  The event starts at 10:30, with 97.5 Kemet FM broadcasting from the event until 1:00.

Emergency Appointment

Emergency Appointment is an event that will look at BME health needs, GP Consortia and public sector commissioning. It will be chaired by Dr Chris Packham, GP and Director of Public Health, and hosted in Nottingham by Andrew Campbell, BME representative for the Local Strategic Partnership.  There will be GP’s and guest speakers from the Strategic Health Authority including Maqsood Ahmad OBE, Director of Inclusion and Rosemary Stuckey, Assistant Director of Commissioning Development.

2pm – 5pm Thursday 14th April 2011,
The Indian Community Centre, Mansfield Road.

For more information, download the PDF invitation below.

Emergency Appointment (PDF, 643kb)


Year of the Rabbit

It is the start of the year of the Rabbit on Thursday (3rd February)!

There is an event at the International Community Centre (Mansfield Road) this Saturday (5th) to celebrate, and Bright Ideas will be there with a stall.  There is going to be displays of the traditional Lion Dance and Tai Chi, music and food stalls.  Admission is free, it starts at 12:30.

Click on the image to see a bigger version of the flier.

A course on completing a testing kit…

Bright Ideas will be hosting a series of short, two hour courses to help those over 60 complete and return their NHS Bowel Cancer Screening kit.  For more information visit the course page where you can read and download more information and the booking form.


How about that, a slot in the Evening Post.  Great exposure not just for Champions of Change, but for awareness of mental health in the city.

(you will have to click on the image to see it full sized.)