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Events in 2017

NUJ Masterclass: Speechwriting for profit and persuasion

18.00

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB (lower ground floor)

Effective speech writers command significant fees in politics, business and non-commercial sectors. Ian McKenzie leads this masterclass in how to create a memorable and effective speech.

Price:Members £12 non members £18

Meet Manchester's Alternative Media

14:00

Saturday 24th June 2017

Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham St, Manchester

Film screening of Pulitzer Prize winning short documentary Below the Fold followed by a discussion with some of Manchester's alternative media: Conrad Bower,from The Meteor;Stephen Kingston from the Salford Star;and Tom Barlow, of Real Media.

Price:£4 to cover licence fee and venue costs

London: Pride festival 2017

The festival started on Saturday 24 June and runs until Sunday 9 July. The main events, including the parade, take place on Saturday 8 July.

Thursday 29th June to Sunday 9th July 2017

Portland Place, London

This year London hosts its largest and most vibrant festival. Marking 50 years since Parliament first voted to legalise homosexuality in the UK, Pride in London will be marching with a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love.

NUJ reps' training Stage 1. London, June 2017

Day one:10.00-17.00
Day two:10.00-14.00

Thursday 29th to Friday 30th June 2017

Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB

This course is the first part of the NUJ reps' training programme.

Price:

This event is for NUJ members only. Please consider joining the NUJ if you would like to attend this event.

Branch Raif Badawi solidarity protest & meeting in Letterkenny

Protest 6pm, meeting 6.30pm

Thursday 29th June 2017

Protest will be held at the Market Square in Letterkenny, the meeting takes place at Dillons Hotel on Upper Main Street

On Thursday 29 June the union's Derry North West Ireland Branch are enouraging local members to attend a Raif Badawi solidarity protest followed by a branch meeting.

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NUJ reps' training Stage 3. London, July 2017

Day one:10.00-17.00
Day two:10.00-14.00

Tuesday 4th to Wednesday 5th July 2017

Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB

This is the last stage of the programme and is aimed at reps who have done Stages 1 and 2.

This event is for NUJ members only. Please consider joining the NUJ if you would like to attend this event.

ABSW Science Journalism Summer School 2017

09:00-21:00

Wednesday 5th July 2017

The Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Rd, Bloomsbury, London NW1 2BE

This a one-day event will start or reinvigorate your career in science journalism. It will cover pitching and freelancing skills, data and investigative journalism and it will allow for networking and meeting many editors.

Price:ABSW Student Member £15; ABSW Member (all other categories) £30; All others: £100

London: Black Pride festival 2017

12.00 - 21.30

Sunday 9th July 2017

London Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall, London

Past, Present, Future … Love Happens Here.

Freelance Salon London, July

18.30-21.00

Thursday 13th July 2017

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

A fun and informative evening of networking and journalism workshops with a special focus on diversification and new ways to make journalism pay. Speakers include broadcaster Remona Aly and script writer David Quantick.

Price:£10 for NUJ, Writers' Guild, Society of Authors and BECTU members; £20 for non-members

Should there be a boycott of The Sun?

14:30

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JG

A petition to ban The Sun in Manchester gathered more than 70,000 signatures before it was removed. NUJ speakers will explain why a boycott is not union policy.

Price:£4

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