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News & EventsNEWS - Why flexibility could be a winner in the downturn - There’s no doubt that the recession is hitting some sections of the labour market harder than others. Official statistics show people over the age of 50 have so far been disproportionately targeted for redundancies while at the other end of the scale the graduate labour market is also being tightly squeezed.
But when it comes to the discrepancy between the sexes, the matter is more complex – particularly given the rising number of women in the workforce compared with previous downturns and the government’s focus on family-friendly legislation.
Read the full article at People management: www.peoplemanagement.co.uk
EVENT - On Sunday 8th March, for International Women’s Day, the London Studios will host ‘Celebrity Funny Women’. This is a new version of the popular stand up comedy event and will feature a host of female celebrities facing the challenge of becoming a Funny Woman, coached by some of the UK’s favourite female comedians.
Hosted by TV’s Claire Sweeney, well known names such as sports presenter Gabby Logan, PR guru Lynne Franks and Blue Peter legend Janet Ellis will be trained up and perform alongside comics including impressionist Jan Ravens, previous Funny Women winner and TV comedian Andi Osho and US comic TanyaLee Davis.
The event is in support of international development charity ActionAid and its ‘Put Your Foot Down’ campaign, highlighting the link between violence against women in the developing world and the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Date and time: Sunday 8 March, 7pm (doors and bar open at 6pm)
Venue: The London Studios, Upper Ground, SE1 9LT
Tickets: £30 +booking fee / VIP tickets £60+ booking fee (including access to reception with drinks/canapés) )
Box office: 0844 847 2375 / ticketmaster.co.uk )
EVENT - Give a kiss that counts this Valentines
Special care baby charity Bliss is holding its annual fundraising initiative Kiss for Bliss and is calling on everyone in the UK to get involved. Kiss for Bliss week runs from 9-15 February 2009. Taking part in Kiss for Bliss is simple and your event can be as big or small as you like as long as it is Valentine’s themed.
You could hold a party, a dinner, a quiz night or even a collection at your local supermarket. You can even take part at work or school and sell pink iced cakes, or make Valentine’s Day cards. Why not hold a ‘secret smooch’ where you charge everyone to leave a lipstick kiss on a poster and then people can vote for the best kiss or match the kiss to the giver?
For more information and to see how you can take part and fundraise during Kiss for Bliss week visit www.bliss.org.uk or call 0207 378 1122 or email email@example.com
EVENT - Following the huge success of the LESLEY PEARSE WOMEN OF COURAGE AWARD in 2008, Penguin today announced the opening of the 2009 nominations. The Award, inspired by and in association with one of Penguin’s leading bestselling authors, Lesley Pearse, was created to celebrate the achievements of ordinary women who have done extraordinary things; women who have done something special for themselves or for others; women who deserve to be recognised.
The Lesley Pearse Women of Courage Award will be awarded on the 18th May 2009. Nominations close on the 6th April 2009.
The nomination form is available online via a specially commissioned website www.womenofcourageaward.co.uk , in 4,000 local libraries across the country or via an entry form in the back of Lesley Pearse’s recent hardback, Gypsy.
EVENTS - Care International has two great events to take part in this year so you can raise money for a good cause and get very fit!
18th April 2009
CARE London to Brighton Cycle Challenge
16th- 19th July 2009
CARE London to Paris Cycle Challenge
EVENT - Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is preparing for an alien invasion this Easter. From Friday 4-Sunday 19 April, the museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire will be home to all manner of extraterrestrial beings as well as a well known, time travelling doctor.
On Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April, a Dr Who look alike will be dropping in to say hello. Visitors are invited to join him in the Eureka! “TARDIS” to hear all about his space adventures and to catch a demonstration of multi-functional gizmo, the “Sonic Screwdriver”. But watch out! One of his arch enemies is lurking, waiting to exterminate anyone who crosses him!
Read more at www.eureka.org.uk
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