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Leeds Pride 2018
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Leeds Pride 2018

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Link Up North are very happy to be walking in Leeds Pride again for 2018, we would love to open out some spaces to some of our members to come along and join in the fun.

The spaces will be on a first come first served basis, if all the tickets have been reserved please contact upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk and we will let you know if any spare places become available.

Once signed up you will receive an email with further information and timings.

Link Up North's 2018 pride entry is proudly sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland, Pinsent Masons, Zurich Insurance, PWC and Aon.

14:00 Parade Starts
15:00 Party starts on Lower Briggate

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UK Black Pride
Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

UK Black Pride

Europe’s largest not-for-profit event for African, Asian, Arab, and Caribbean-heritage lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people – has announced its thirteenth annual music festival will take place on Sunday 8 July 2018 in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The event is an integral part of the Pride in London week of celebrations.

This is a free music festival, and an excellent way to chill after the rigours of the Pride parade the previous day as well as supporting the community.

For more info check out the website: http://ukblackpride.org.uk

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Pride in London
Jul
7
11:30 AM11:30

Pride in London

Join Link's walking group in the 2018 Pride Parade  

Join Link and other insurance groups at Pride in London, a great day of celebration for the LGBT+ community.  This year he theme is "A matter of Pride" - encouraging each group to explore why Pride matters to them.  In their own research words such as "Freedom", "Individuality", "Pride", "Protest" and "Celebration" were most frequently associated. What are yours?

In response to the demand to allow more community groups to attend the Parade, the wristbands being made available to companies has been limited.  Link therefore only as 45 wristbands to distribute. If you are unable to secure a ticket please put your name on the waiting list - we will notify you if any of the other insurance groups are able to release wristbands to Link.

We have decided to charge a fee of £15 per wristband, this is in response to a high number of last minute drop-outs and no-shows.  The funds collected will be used towards refreshments and parade goodies.


Schedule

11:30   Meetup Paddington Street Gardens South (W1U 5QY)
12:30   Arrive at Parade Form-Up Entry Point  (Portland Place x Park Crescent)
14:00   (approx) Parade starts
16:30   Parade finishes

See custom Google map showing key locations.


In more fantastic news: In 2018 there are more insurance firms than ever before with their own entry:

  • Allianz
  • Aon
  • Aviva
  • AXA
  • Direct Line Group
  • Legal & General
  • Marsh
  • RPC Law
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Zurich

It's great to see so many firms taking part.

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Link Charity Quiz
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Link Charity Quiz

We are excited to be hosting our fifth quiz, which will take place on Thursday, 7 June 2018. Once again, we are very pleased to announce that XL Catlin will host the event at their offices on Gracechurch Street and that we will be raising money in aid of LGBT+ Health and Wellbeing charity, London Friend.

Tickets

Tickets are priced at just £15 per person with all proceeds going to London Friend. You also have the opportunity to make an additional donation during the booking process should you so wish.

What's Included

XL Catlin will very kindly be providing complimentary food and drink for the evening. There will also be prizes for the winning team and the team with the best name.

Raffle

We will be selling raffle tickets at the door and during the evening with all money raised going to London Friend. Winning tickets will be drawn at the end of the evening.

Teams

Maximum of six people per team.

Solo? or just want to network on with new people? No problem! There will be Link tables for anyone who wants to join us individually or in smaller groups.

If you already know the name of your team or team captain, please use the field on the order form. Else please send an email to admin@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk when you have your team sorted and we will reserve a table for you. [Note this is for admin purposes only and need not be the team name you compete with.]

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Link Up North 3rd Birthday
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Link Up North 3rd Birthday

Come and join us for fizz and cake because Link Up North turns three next month! Our first Thursday drinks will be replaced by a celebration of Link, our members and the progress that's been made in the LGBT+ space over the past few years.

We'll hear from Pinsent Masons as one of our key Up North supporters (and a Stonewall top 5 company to boot!), as well as one of our Co-Chairs, as we look at how things have changed, what's still to change and most of all have a good old catch up with everyone!

See you there.

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LinkUpNorth Quiz for #StonewallSeason
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

LinkUpNorth Quiz for #StonewallSeason

Our First Thursday networking at Fibre is taking a month off in October. We are however working with our good friends at KPMG to bring you our second annual quiz for Stonewall Season 2017.

It promises to be a night full of laughs, confusion and of course a little education.

Tickets can be bought both individually or on a team basis.

Individual tickets £5

Team Tickets (Table of 6) £25

All proceeds will go to Stonewall.


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UK Black Pride
Jul
9
12:00 PM12:00

UK Black Pride

Europe’s largest not-for-profit event for African, Asian, Arab, and Caribbean-heritage lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people – has announced its thirteenth annual music festival will take place on Sunday 9 July 2017 in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The event is an integral part of the Pride in London week of celebrations.

This is a free music festival, and an excellent way to chill after the rigours of the Pride parade the previous day as well as supporting the community.

For more info check out the website: http://ukblackpride.org.uk

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Pride in London
Jul
8
11:30 AM11:30

Pride in London

Join Link's walking group in the 2017 Pride Parade.  As last year, our numbers are limited to the wristbands we have been allocated, so to secure your position please register now.


Schedule

11:30   Meetup Paddington Street Gardens North (W1U 5QY)
12:30   Arrive at Parade Form-Up Entry Point  (Portland Place x Park Crescent)
14:00   (approx) Parade starts
16:30   Parade finishes

See custom Google map showing key locations.


In more fantastic news: In 2017 there are more insurance firms than ever before with their own entry:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva
  • AXA
  • Direct Line Group
  • Marsh
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Zurich

It's great to see so many firms taking part.

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Link Social:  Swingers
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Link Social: Swingers

Have fun and get social with Link

Enjoy some networking with a difference! All for £13*

  • Networking 6pm
  • Tee of from 6:30pm
  • Expected finish 8pm 

If you have attended a Link event before, you'll know that we're a friendly bunch so don't worry if you come alone as you'll make lots of friends on the day but please feel free to extend this invite to your friends, family, colleagues and clients.

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Link Charity Quiz
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Link Charity Quiz

We are excited to be hosting our fourth quiz, which will take place on Thursday, 1 June 2017. Once again we are very pleased to announce that XL Catlin will host the event at their offices on Gracechurch Street and that we will be raising money in aid of LGBT Health and Wellbeing charity, London Friend.

What's Included

XL Catlin will very kindly be providing food and drink for the evening. There will also be prizes for the winning team and the team with the best name.

Teams

Maximum of six people per team. Solo? or just want to network on with new people? No problem! There will additionally be Link tables for anyone who wants to join us individually or in smaller groups.  Please send an email to: admin@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk when you have your team sorted and we will reserve a table for you.

Tickets

Tickets cost £10 per person with the proceeds going to London Friend.  You can buy your ticket by clicking on the button below.  You can also make an additional donation to London Friend during the booking process.

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Link Christmas Party
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Link Christmas Party

We are excited that Marsh will be hosting our 2016 Christmas Party and fundraising event, which will take place on Tuesday 6th December 2016. Due to the proximity to World Aids Day on 1st December, we will be raising funds for the sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) as well as raising some funds for Link.

Tickets

Tickets are priced at just £15, with 50% of the proceeds going to THT and 50%.going to Link. You also have the opportunity to make an additional donation during the booking process should you so wish.

What's Included

Marsh will very kindly be providing complimentary drinks and canapes for the evening.
If you have any dietary, access or other considerations that you would like Link to be aware of, you will be able to provide information during the booking process or alternatively contact us at enquiries@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk and we will do our best to support you.

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Link Up North Quiz for Stonewall Season
Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

Link Up North Quiz for Stonewall Season

We are excited to host the first ever Link Up North Quiz, which will take place on Thursday 10 November as part of Stonewall Season. We are delighted that KPMG will host the event we will be raising money to support Stonewall.

A maximum of five people per team, and you're able to have more than one team from your company. There will also be Link tables for anyone who wants to join us individually or in smaller groups.  Please send an email to upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk and we will reserve a table for you, and send you a link to pay your donation. There's only ten tables available, so don't delay! 

Tickets are £10 a table  with all proceeds going to Stonewall. Once you've registered a team, we'll send you a link to make your donation. You can also make an additional donation to Stonewall during the booking process.

 

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Link Summer Quiz
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Link Summer Quiz

We are excited to be hosting our third quiz after, which will take place on Thursday, 16 June 2016. This time we are very pleased to announce that XL Catlin will host the event at their offices on Gracechurch Street and that we will be raising money in aid of LGBT Health and Wellbeing charity, London Friend.

Tickets

Tickets are priced at £10 a head with XL Catlin providing food and drink. There will also be a raffle for which you can buy tickets on your way in.

Teams

Teams should be made up of no more than six people. We encourage companies to submit teams although we will have designated "Link Tables" should you not be able to rustle up a team beforehand.

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Stonewall Equality Walk - Brighton
May
8
12:00 PM12:00

Stonewall Equality Walk - Brighton

Join Link and hundreds of others for the Equality Walk taking place in Brighton on Sunday 8 May.

Every year, thousands of lesbian, gay, bi and trans young people grow up feeling isolated and alone just because of who they are. Last year we sent more than 50 LGBT role models to visit schools across the UK to share their personal stories with thousands of students and teachers.

Today we’re asking you to sign up to the Equality Walk to help raise £40,000, to send even more role models into schools to inspire young people, like Jess, right across the country.

Time: Garden Party, 12pm - 6pm, Walk starts at 2pm
Location: Brighton Royal Pavilion Gardens (starting point + entertainment)
Distance: 10k or a family friendly 3k route
Registration: £10 (Early Bird), £15 (Standard), 12s and under free


For more information visit www.stonewall.org.uk/equalitywalk, or call Ewan or James on 020 7593 2298. 

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Link Goes Ape
May
7
10:30 AM10:30

Link Goes Ape

Join us on this vast outdoor adventure playground: The Go Ape experience is a 2 – 3 hour Tree Top Adventure.

Expect to fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle the crossings.
 
The former hunting grounds of Henry IV already featured an equestrian centre, an 18-hole golf course, driving range and hockey club and then they added the treetop adventure Go Ape to its roster of activities. The five-section aerial assault course connects trees in the Church Wood area of the park via ladders, bridges and zip wires, and promises to unleash your inner Tarzan – or Jane – but with the aid of harnesses and ropes not loincloths and vines. It's a five-minute walk from Cockfosters tube station.

Tickets cost £33 + Travel. 

If you have attended a Link event before, you'll know that we're a friendly bunch so don't worry if you're a lone soldier as you'll make lots of friends on the day but please do extend this to your friends, family, colleagues and LGBT Allies.
 
 Going to join us? Please let us know no later than 24th April. Register your interest above or drop an email to Jack.brown@argo-global.com

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London: West End Networking
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

London: West End Networking

We have received an incredible amount of feedback over the last few months. A number of the suggestions asked if we could mix up our networking drinks locations and dates. In response to this we have decided to head west to the newly opened 100 Wardour Street on Thursday 10th March.

Located in the heart of Soho, 100 Wardour Street is a great starting point for the evening.  Join us from 6pm.

If you have attended a link event before, you'll know that we're a friendly bunch so don't worry if you're a lone soldier as you'll make lots of friends on the day but please do extend this to your friends, family, colleagues and LGBT Allies.

Going to join us? Drop me an email Jack.brown@argo-global.com or call 07783472266.
 

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