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Links round up: Leap into le weekend – and beyond

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Saturday 10 July: Ladyfest lands

Ladyfests are not-for-profit events aimed at showcasing the talents of female artists and performers. This Saturday, Nottingham Ladyfest will feature all sorts of good things – poetry, comedy and great female bands,  including Girlfixer, Scarlets Wake, Grim Dylan and The Smears.

Tuesday 13 July: Find out how to keep rights open

This month’s Nott Tuesday event will feature Glyn Wintle from the Open Rights Group on the The Digital Economy Act and Interception Modernisation.

 Tuesday 13 July: Understand the art of LinkedIn

Love LinkedIn and want to get more out of it – or just want to know what it’s all about? Either way you can learn how to network the right way through LinkedIn at this talk from PR, creative and digital agency, BCS.

Thursday 15 July: Performance, poetry and pints

Gladys Handbag is an evening of  performance poetry, spoken word, comedy and beer, featuring Jane Bluett and Rosie Garner. You can get involved during the open mic spot. Entry is free and the venue is one of Nottingham’s nicest pubs (in my opinion), the Gladstone in Carrington.  It all starts at 8pm.

Now – 17 July: See what’s on in Ilkeston

If you had to sum up the Ilkeston Festival in a few words (which I do, really) I’d say it’s varied – week 5 alone includes an animation workshop, a streetdance workshop, student drama performances and Shed 2 Open Studios.

I should cocoa

When I first heard the name of this group, I got all excited. But while Cocoaheads don’t enjoy get togethers around mugs of hot chocolate, this group is still worth getting all steamed up about if you’re of a technical nature:

“CocoaHeads is a group devoted to discussion of Apple Computer’s Cocoa Framework for programming on OS X, the iPhone and the iPad. During our monthly meetings, depending on numbers and speakers’ availability, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics.”

Young people – YARD needs you

Young people – get involved with influencing an exciting art space! The YARD at the New Art Exchange is looking for new members for its Young People’s Panel. Their youth arts programme gives young people opportunities to learn, train, experience and work in the arts:

Join the Young Peoples Panel to get more involved at NAE, develop ideas for activities, suggest how we could improve the YARD programme and give your feedback. Meetings take place monthly 5 – 6pm. Forthcoming meetings: Monday 5 July / Monday 2 August / Monday 30 August / Monday 27 September / Monday 25 October  For further information contact us on: or 0115 924 8630.