City Strolls - events - meetings

Friday, August 19, 2005

Various Conferences and events

Aberdeen Care Communication Network

‘Making Consultation Work for All’ Conference

Wednesday 24th August 2005, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen This conference brings The Consultation Institute to the North-East for the first time. By accessing their skills and specialist resources we will be able to develop our understanding of the consultation process and identify ways of improving our practice. This conference will be of interest to those working in the voluntary and statutory sectors who have responsibility for planning and/or undertaking consultation with service users, communities and citizens. This conference is aimed at all voluntary organisations and all of the community planning partner organisations in the North-East Cost (per delegate): £100 for statutory organisations £60 for voluntary organisations £30 for Display Stands Places are limited, so book now! Please register online at for the programme/booking form.

'Sold Down the River?'

This Conference looks at who’s really making decisions in the so-called ‘community consultation’ process, with the emphasis on real experiences. How do we make sure the same things don’t happen in the forthcoming ‘Community Planning’ agenda? Speakers from/on Thornwood Park Campaign, Glasgow Harbour Development, Sighthill 'Save our Homes’, Jam74 Motorway Campaign and Third Party Right of Appeal, together with personal experiences from Govan, Maryhill and Shettleston.

Friday, 26th August, 10 – 3p.m., Partick Burgh Halls (near subway).

Free to individuals, community groups and community councils. £10 otherwise to cover costs.

Contact: West Glasgow Against Poverty at, tel. (0141) 342-4343.

Positive Action in Housing's 10th AGM

Glasgow City chambers

Friday 2 September 2005

11.00 am for 11.30 am

Highly Informative, Great Food

Excellent Company

A high attendance is expected; to book your place, please email Guest speakers: to be confirmed.

MAB - George Galloway has agreed to do an event with the Muslim community on Saturday 8 October 2005 in Glasgow. More details to follow……

12th September 2005 - Community Advocacy - evidence that it is effective for women who experience domestic abuse at Renfield St Stephens Church, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow further details can be found at by contacting Heather Williams at or on 0131 226 6606

20th October 2005 - Substance Misuse, Domestic Abuse - making the links at Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow further details can be found at by contacting Heather Williams at or on 0131 226 6606

cancerBACUP 'Edina' Ball 29th October, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh cancerBACUP is a helpline and website providing advice and information to cancer sufferers, their friends and family. To fund more cancer specialist nurses we are holding, for the 3rd year running, the Edina Ball. Included in the price: Champagne reception 3 course dinner Live band Gift for each guest Raffle prizes/ auction Hosted by TV reporter Stephen Jardine and comedian Andy Gray. Tickets are £55 per person until 31st August then £60 there after. To book, contact Jenny Whelan 0141 223 7676 Or for more information contact Eileen Robinson 078 555 872 96.

Islam and Muslims

This seminar explores Islam & Muslims and is designed to support organisations develop a better understanding in response to the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000, EU Employment Regulations and recent reports on Islamophobia.

31st August Edinburgh
29th September Dundee
8th November Stirling
1st December Glasgow

For further information visit

Alternatively email or call 07977 193 216.

Medical Foundation Scotland training

Working with survivors of torture: Psychological, Emotional and Mental Health Needs Glasgow Wednesday 9 November 2005 For: mental health workers and front line professionals/case workers, advice and information officers, counsellors, therapists, legal officers Aims: to develop participants’ knowledge and skills to enable them to work competently with survivors of torture. The Medical Foundation also offers in-house training to staff and teams in the statutory and voluntary sector. To book a place, or for further information, please contact Morna Stickings: 0141 420 3161

2006 Middle East Festival: 9 February - 5 March 2006

Organisations are being invited to consider organising events on themes associated with the Festival for inclusion in the Festival Brochure. We have a copy deadline of 1 November 2005. The Festival is non political in nature. There are 5 dimensions to the Festival: 1. spirituality, and relations among spiritual traditions; 2. education and audience development; 3. arts and culture; 4. celebrating the diversity of Scotland; 5. celebrating Scotland in international terms. Please get in contact to discuss. Neill Walker. E:

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