Hello UK Wikimedians. This year I would like to try again to get press passes to festivals on behalf of our community members so that you can get a free ticket and take some photos for Commons. I am happy to officially request passes for Wikimedia UK members, so I would like to hear from you which festivals or other cultural events you would like to attend over the next year where you think there would be good opportunities to fill missing gaps in coverage. I think we would be particularly interested in sending people to events where there would be a lot of cultural diversity of performers and attendees, to fit into our goal of increasing the diversity of content on Wikimedia projects.
So photographers especially, please tell me if you have ideas for places you'd like to get a press pass for so you can go and take photos. Remember there are also small project grants, so we may be able to pay travel expenses for project ideas that we especially like! Get in touch and let me know your ideas. I am also thinking about whether we can do another session at the Byline journalism festival this year, which is at the end of August <https://www.bylinefestival.com/>. Last year we did a panel discussion on how Wikipedia works. They also gave us free passes for community members. If you would be interested in coming to this and have ideas about how we could include the community in a session, please also let me know. Here are some resources: UK Music festivals 2018 <https://www.stubhub.co.uk/magazine/uk-music-festivals-2018-line-up-schedules-dates> 20 Best festivals in the UK <https://www.festicket.com/magazine/discover/top-20-music-festivals-in-the-uk/> UK Festival calendar <https://www.thefestivalcalendar.co.uk/?row=32> Regards, John Lubbock Communications Coordinator Wikimedia UK +44 (0) 203 372 0767 Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Office 1, Ground Floor, Europoint, 5 - 11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ. Wikimedia UK is the national chapter of the global Wikimedia open knowledge movement. We rely on donations from individuals to support our work to make knowledge open for all. Have you considered supporting Wikimedia UK? Donate here <https://donate.wikimedia.org.uk>. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects). *Wikimedia UK is an independent non-profit charity with no legal control over Wikipedia nor responsibility for its contents.*
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