Dear friends and neighbours,

Please see below for upcoming opportunities taking place in the local area.

LOL-Lab 2019 – Apply now

Are you keen to get involved in an experiment in funny?

If so, why not apply for LOL-Lab 2019? A free programme for local residents to try their hand at stand-up comedy, training alongside Imperial College researchers. Over four free training sessions led by a professional comedy trainer and Lol Labbers from 2018, you will learn how to produce and deliver your very own stand-up with fellow residents and researchers from Imperial College London! At the end of the training, everyone taking part has the chance to show off their new skills at a comedy showcase event at the Queen’s Tavern, White City and raise money for a local cause.

“Comedy is a medium for breaking down barriers and getting people talking to one another about things they share in common.” Lol Lab participant 2018. The process of devising a stand-up routine allows you to work on communication skills, build confidence in public speaking and learn about science in an informal setting, as well as being an excellent and innovative way of improving the connections between the public and researchers in the local area.

No experience or smart jokes required – you bring the energy and we’ll bring the training!

Training sessions:

  • Wednesday 27th November, 18.00 – 20.00
  • Wednesday 4th December, 18.00 – 20.00
  • Monday 9th December, 18.00 – 20.00
  • Wednesday 11th December, 18.00 – 20.00
  • Finale – Friday 13th December – 20.00

Location: The Invention Rooms, White City.
Interested? Sign up here. Please note, places are limited at the deadline is Wednesday 6th November.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Keisha on k.khyne-sam@imperial.ac.uk. 

Agent of Change Autumn Networking Event – Register today

Are you female living or working in the North of Hammersmith and Fulham? Are you passionate about making or supporting positive change locally?

If so, we would love for you to join us on Wednesday 13th November at The Invention Rooms, White City from 18.00 – 20.30. Agents of Change is a unique, community based, quarterly network and leadership programme for women who live and work in the North of Hammersmith and Fulham. Supported by a consortium of local organisations which include Imperial College London, Hammersmith United Charities, LBHF and The Lyric. Agents of Change recognises the fundamental role of female leadership in communities and is working to build a long-term local network, which supports women to fulfil their potential in a wide variety of roles. In addition to the network, we run a free 6-month community leadership programme, designed by local women, for women. At our autumn networking event, you’ll hear from inspirational leaders, meet and connect with local women from across the north of LBHF and find out how you can support or connect with female change makers in the local area. To find out more about Agents of Change, please visit:  https://www.agentsofchange-whitecity.co.uk/ and to register for the event please click here.

 Maker Challenge – Apply for January 2020

Do you know someone aged 14 – 18 who likes making? Applications for our Maker Challenge programme are now open!

Over 12 weeks, local young people aged 14-18 will prototype, design and make with access to cutting-edge equipment in our state-of-the-art workshop. We’ll teach a crash-course in 3D printing, laser-cutting, woodworking, electronics, programming and working with materials.  At the end of the programme, everyone will present their creation and prizes will be awarded to the most creative designs.

Dates: Every Tuesday or Thursday evening (4.30pm-7.30pm) from January 11th-April 4th. This includes 4 weekend sessions (11/01, 12/01 or 18/01, 15/02, 04/04); no sessions take place during half-term.
Location: Makerspace, The Invention Rooms, White City.

Application deadline: Sunday 15th December 2019

To apply please click here. if you have any questions, or would like to discuss your application, please contact Rebecca on r.sweeney@imperial.ac.uk.

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