Using the Calendar

Android Devices

Select this link:  https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=birminghamphil%40gmail.com&ctz=Europe/London
This will open a webpage that shows a calendar of BPO rehearsals and concerts.
Click on the “+ Google Calendar” icon in the bottom right hand corner of this webpage.
This should then prompt you to add the BPO calendar to your Google Calendars – you may need to log onto your Google account first.
The BPO calendar should then appear in your list of calendars in your selected Calendar App – you may need to switch the calendar on within the app to make it display.
This will then create a calendar on your Android device which should be automatically updated whenever changes are made to the schedule.

Apple Devices

The calendar needs to be set up as a subscribed calendar.
Select this link:  https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/birminghamphil%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
If this brings up an option to Subscribe, then select ‘Subscribe’.
This will then create a calendar on your Apple device which should be automatically updated whenever changes are made to the schedule.

If there is no option to subscribe when clicking the link to the file, then it will be necessary to add the calendar manually.
The manual set up can be found through: ‘Settings’ > ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’ > ‘Add Account…’ > ‘Other’ (scroll down to the bottom) > ‘Add Subscribed Calendar’.
The Server address for the subscribed calendar is https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/birminghamphil%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
This will then create a calendar on your Apple device which should be automatically updated whenever changes are made to the schedule.

Outlook 2010

Click on Calendar in the Navigation Pane (normally on the left hand side).
In the Home tab, there is an icon called ‘Open Calendar’ – click on this icon and select “From Internet…”
Paste the following text into the text box:  https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/birminghamphil%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
Select ‘OK’, then ‘Yes’ at the next prompt.
This will then create a calendar within Outlook which should be automatically updated whenever changes are made to the schedule.
It is possible to view your personal calendars together with the BPO calendar by right clicking on the ‘birminghamphil@gmail’ calendar in the Calendar view and selecting ‘Overlay’.

Outlook 2007

Click on ‘Tools’ on the menu bar.
Select ‘Account settings…’
Select ‘Internet Calendars’.
Select ‘New…’.
Paste the following text into the text box:  https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/birminghamphil%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
Rename the Folder Name eg ‘BPO’.
Click OK, then Close.
The BPO Calendar will then appear in the Internet Calendars section of Outlook.

It is possible to view your personal calendars together with the BPO calendar by right clicking on the ‘BPO’ calendar in the Calendar view and selecting ‘View in Overlay Mode’.

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