Webinar – ‘Engaging local media’ hosted by Rob Lowson

Date: 30 Jun, 2020

Location: Online

Find out how to better engage with local media to promote your work in community rail.

This online learning session will be led by Rob Lowson, writer and researcher with Community Rail Network and a former journalist.

Rob will offer advice on developing working relationships with journalists and media outlets, and share tips on identifying and writing eye-catching stories and content.

The webinar has been developed to support our members and continue to share good practice during these challenging times. We want to enable you to continue your work as much as possible under the current situation, while also encouraging our members to stay home, stay alert and stay safe.

This online event will take place using Zoom. Find out more and log in or create a Zoom account here. Guidance will also be provided to help you participate.

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Webinar – ‘Harnessing social media’ hosted by Nik Schofield

Date: 15 Jul, 2020

Location: Online

Find out more about using the different social media channels to create engaging content and increase your online presence.

This online learning session will be led by Nik Schofield, communications and marketing manager at the Community Rail Network. Nik is a long-time user of social media platforms and has been involved in providing practical guidance on the subject to small businesses, charities and community groups for many years.

Nik will share practical tips on how community rail groups can get the most out of social media as a communication tool to raise their visibility, promote activity and foster a sense of community. There will also be a live Q&A session.

The webinar has been developed to support our members and continue to share good practice during these challenging times. We want to enable you to continue your work as much as possible under the current situation, while also encouraging our members to stay home, stay alert and stay safe.

This online event will take place using Zoom. Find out more and log in or create a Zoom account here. Guidance will also be provided to help you participate.

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Community Rail Awards 2020

Date: 9 Dec, 2020

Location: O2 Guildhall, West Marlands Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP

Region: South East

Type: Awards

Our annual awards ceremony that celebrates the best projects and activities that have taken place in community rail over the last twelve months. The date of this event has now been moved from 1 October to 9 December, but will remain under review. Awards entries are now open. Enter the awards