TQT Events

Broughton Mills W.I.

A Taste Of Greece with the REAL Mamma Mia!

Broughton Mills Reading Room, Cumbria

1st November 7.30pm – 9pm

A Taste of Greece with the REAL Mamma Mia - Zoe Dawes aka The Quirky Traveller

Telling tales of my rackety life living in Athens in the 1980s. I went out as an English Teacher and discovered lifelong friendship, love and the meaning of life …

WI members (and friends)

If you’d like me to give this talk or any others at your group, meeting or event, do get in touch zoe@thequirkytraveller.com


Dalton Literature Festival

Writing About Place with Karen Lloyd and Zoë Dawes

November 4th 12 noon – 1:30pm

The Muse, Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AH

Dalton Literary Festival Writing about Place - Zoe Dawes and Karen Lloyd

Writing About Place with Karen Lloyd and Zoë Dawes

We live in a beautiful area that has inspired many writers whereas other people travel the world and record their impressions in diaries or blogs. Dalton LitFest has brought together one from each of these categories: Karen Lloyd from Kendal writes both poetry and a wonderful account of traveling around Morecambe Bay, whereas Zoe Dawes [aka The Quirky Traveller] has written reviews and blog entries about her many trips abroad.

On November 4 at 12 noon they are going to be interviewed in a session called Writing About Place and share their stories and writing tips with opportunities for questions from the audience.

Tickets: £5 – limited places so book early. Click here to book your place.

Dalton Literary Festival Cumbria

Dalton Literature Festival brings published local authors together in Dalton to showcase their talents and help other locals improve their own writing. It will also combine poetry, story-telling and various genres of writing in workshops, interviews and performances, some free and some ticketed, around Dalton. More details on Dalton LitFest here 


The Best of Expo

Digital Marketing for SMEs

November 7th  at 7pm

Coronation Hall – Ulverston

The Best Of Expo - Zoe Dawes


Marketing Lancashire

Top Tips for Working with LOCAL Bloggers

November 15th  at 2pm – 4.30pm

Lancaster House – Lancaster

Top Tips for Working with LOCAL Bloggers

Zoë Dawes shares case studies and top tips for the Tourism Industry on working with local bloggers. She lives in NW England and regularly works with local businesses in Travel, Hospitality and Cultural sectors. Zoë will discuss promoting client products, services, attractions and initiatives to a UK and international audience. She will share insider info on niche marketing, relationship-building, project management, content creation and ambassador role. She’ll illustrate the talk with Case Studies including a Food Festival, a Holiday Cottage company and an Arts Initiative.