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New Activities & Events - February - March

February

Safer Internet Week

Prime Time - Keeping Safe Workshop
This workshop will you teach how to surf online safely, protect your privacy, identify scam websites and how to protect your PC from viruses and spyware
Monday 5 February, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Boys' Book Club – Internet Safety discussion on Cyber Bullying 
Join us for an internet safety discussion. We’ll also give you tips on how stay safe online from Cyber Bullying
Monday 5 February, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Girls' Book Club - Internet Safety discussion on Cyber Bullying
Join us for an internet safety discussion. We’ll also give you tips on how stay safe online from Cyber Bullying.
Tuesday 6 February, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Internet Safety for U5s
A special session delivered by Collingwood Children Centre. Come along to this U5 session to find out how to keep your toddlers safe when using tablets, smartphones and computers
Wednesday 7 February, 10:30 - 11:15am

Conversation Club - A talk on Internet Safety
Join us for a talk on Internet Safety. You can share your thoughts and take away useful tips and advices to protect you and your children from online activity. For speakers of other languages
Wednesday 7 February, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Make the Most of Your Tablet, Your Computer and the Internet - Online Safety
If you are using the internet you may need to think about staying safe online. This subject will help you shop, bank and socialise safely online
Friday 9 February, 2:15 - 3:45pm

Family Reading group - Internet Safety Pledge
Make a pledge with your child for safe internet use. We’ll give you advice and provide a list of things to consider when creating a family agreement
Saturday 10 February, 2:15 - 4:00pm

Art Club - Digital Campaign poster
Design your own campaign poster to promote Internet Safety Week
Sunday 11 February, 2:15 - 4:00pm



Tower Hamlets Creative Writing Competition Workshop 2018 [Ages 9 - 16]
Discover how to structure and develop a short story with the help of an author for the Creative Writing Competition 2018
Saturday 10 February, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Carnival Mask Making [All Ages]
Making festive mask for the carnival
Sunday 11 February, 2:15pm - 3:30pm

Half Term Board Games [All Ages]
Join in teams to play draughts, chess, cards, dominoes, and scrabble. Will you be the winner?
Monday 12 February, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Special Girls Book Group [All Ages]
Learning the history about Chinese New Year and design your own Chinese lantern
Tuesday 13 February, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Family Health Day 2018 [All Ages]
Come join our Health Awareness Event, where you will meet professionals from all over Tower Hamlets and learn to keep health and active
Wednesday 14 February, 10:30am - 4:00pm

Chinese New Year Celebration [All 5+]
Create your own delicate Chinese fan and join our dance teacher and celebrate the year of the dog with a traditional Chinese dance
Saturday 17 February, 1:00 - 3:00pm

LGBT Creative Writing Workshop [Ages 18+]
An LGBT writing workshop, for those who want to explore themes of identity, sexuality and gender.  You will learn about LGBT writers in history and discuss the challenges faced, the social changes they helped to create and how this impacted on their writing.  You will outline and take home a short story based on the themes identified.
Wednesday 17 February, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Special Art and Craft [All Ages]
Let’s celebrate the last day of term by getting creative in our special arts and craft session
Sunday 18 February,  2:15pm - 3:30pm

International Mother Language Day Celebration 2018
Saturday 24 February
11:00am - 4:00 pm

11.00 – 12.00am: Children’s Arts and Crafts (4th floor)
12.00 – 12.45am: First Words in Bengali 
12.45 – 1.30pm: First Words in Italian 
2.30 – 4.00pm : Cultural performances.

Idea Store Business Event

Social Marketing for Small Business
Speaker: Lorraine Tapper
The Internet is a powerful tool that can make your local business more productive and profitable. When the Internet, social media and email are used effectively, they help you streamline business activities, communicate more efficiently with customers and help you generate new customers. It can also help you reduce business expenses.
This session will provide you with the basic information you need to take advantage of the Internet to generate more customers exploring website, blogging, social media and email marketing.
Tuesday 27 February, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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For more Idea Store Business seminars and events see the Idea Store Business pages.

March

Book Launch: Gringer the Whinger Returns to the East End!
Join author Jane Landy and illustrator Sheena Dempsey at the launch of their new award winning children’s picture book about a naughty little dragon who visits the family when things become tense or disagreeable, a character created at an arts and crafts workshop at Bethnal Green Library over 20 years ago!
Tuesday 6 March, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Author Event: Paul Crooks 'Ancestors: When Black History meets Black Ancestry'
Trailblazing family historian Paul Crooks (author of Ancestors) traced his Jamaican family back 6 generations to Ami Djaba who was living in the Krobo Mountain, Ghana. Paul’s acclaimed novel and appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) inspired a generation to start exploring Black and British ancestry.
Saturday 10 March, 2:00 - 4:00pm

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Film Screening: Menstrual Man
A visionary entrepreneur is empowering rural women across India, and helping to break down taboos around periods and menstruation. Engaging and timely, this award-winning documentary is a must-see. Free event, no booking required.
Tuesday 20 March, 6.30pm

The Inking Women: 250 Years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain
Author event. The Inking Woman is a ground breaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists, and a few more anonymous ones, revealing a wealth of women’s wit and insight spanning 250 years. Join Nicola and Kate as they discuss their new book.
Thursday 29 March, 6.30pm