Coronavirus: information and advice.

 

Please note: our offices remain closed to the public, except by appointment.

Events and Networking

Please see below the current events, networking and business opportunities that will expand and benefit your business.

Digital Boost

Digital Boost (linked below) has been created to provide much-needed digital support for small organisations. The platform is founded by Founders4Schools and BCG Digital Ventures, with support from DCMS.

The platform hosts a community of digital experts who offer one-to-one digital support to small businesses and charities free of charge to help them improve their digital capability to grow and prosper.

The skills toolkit

Free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs. Including general skills that apply to all sectors and more specialised skills.

Be part of the Leicester Comedy Festival

Blaby Big Weekend Friday 11 to Monday 14 February 2022

Be part of a well-known event that attracts local and national press coverage and raise your businesses' profile - be featured in 30,000 brochures, attract new visitors, support well-being and have a good laugh!

Arrange a comedy themed event during Blaby's Big Weekend. This could be anything from a comedy quiz night, a theatre show, a film showing, cartoon workshops or stand-up (the Big Weekend can support with ideas and finding performers). Promote and sell tickets locally and through the Big Weekend’s system – you keep 100% of ticket income!

Funding is secured for your business to be included in the festival and brochure. This covers support in finding acts, ticket sales and promotion in the brochure and web.

Timeline:

September – draft idea of your event

October – confirm details to be included in the brochures

January – main ticket sales

February – show time!

We are holding two 30-minute virtual sessions to meet the organiser, get an insight into the opportunity and ask any questions:

Tuesday 17 August at 1pm

OR

Tuesday 24 August at 10am

(businesses can attend one of these sessions or simply get in touch and we can get the information to them)

Please contact leisure@blaby.gov.uk to attend a virtual session, and get your business involved with the Leicester Comedy Festival.

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Last updated 16 September 2021
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