I know that the functionaility you have built into the themes is supposed to be basic – and they absolutely do what they are supposed to – so please dont take this as a criticism :-). I really like that you don’t need to add loads of plugins and I am keen NOT to load up with plugins.
Working with events, is it possible to add a URL redirect to the LOCATION field – e.g. the location of the event is St Paul’s Hammersmith, and user can add a URL which will take visitors to the St Paul’s website if they click on the ‘location’ information.
At the moment, the redirect URL gets attached to the title of the event, which might be less useful unless there is a page/post on some other website that you want to take people too.