All the world’s a digital stage for Plymouth schools taking part in innovative ‘With Flying Colours’ community arts project

Authored by Mary

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it brought the curtain down early on the first year of a three-year play-making project that is bringing arts opportunities to schools in areas of Plymouth with traditionally low cultural engagement.

But, thanks to a ‘digital stage’ created on a new website, the children’s work will reach appreciative audiences for years to come.

Since last...

A third in Plymouth feel left behind by digital revolution

Authored by Sarah Muir

A third of people in Plymouth (31%)1 do not feel digitally confident according to research by Post Office Broadband. This is significantly higher than the national average, with one in five (20%) stating they don’t feel confident.

Two thirds (66%) of the local population would like support to improve their tech skills. As a result, Post Office Broadband is teaming up with Google...

Post Office Broadband and Google Digital Garage Digital Drop-In - Friday 20th July

Plymstock Library
Event Date: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00

The Post Office Broadband and Google Digital Garage Digital Drop-In will be held at Plymstock Library on Friday 20th July between 10am and 1pm.

Want help getting started online? Getting the most from your smartphone? Curious about staying safe online?

Join our workshops to get up to speed with all the basics of using your devices online safely.

Things to know: - The workshops will run 10 – 1 however you can drop in at a time that suits and join in. - There will be Google trainers on hand to help you and answer any questions you have, as well as staff from the Post...

PLAYBACK Workshop: Micro Cinema

Join this visual storytelling workshop (including narrative, cinematography, composition, editing and sound design) on accessible digital technology. Receive supportive critique from experts in this field when your original works are reviewed at the end of the workshop.

Lecturers and Imperfect Cinema hosts, Dr Allister Gall from Media Arts, Plymouth University and Dan Paolantonio, Film, Plymouth College of Art, are on hand to guide you through and help select the Micro Cinema Workshop audience award winner.

This workshop is recommended for those aged between 16-18 years old...

Conference to educate in digital safety and wellbeing

Authored by Mary

Experts will be gathering at Plymouth University this month to discuss digital safety in social care, health and education settings.

Among the speakers at the Digital Wellbeing and Safeguarding Conference on 16 May will be Lorin LaFave, the mother of teenager Breck Bednar who was tragically murdered as a result of online grooming.

Lorin told her story recently in the BBC3 TV...

Major digital radio retune for Plymouth

Authored by Mary

This morning all digital radio listeners in the Plymouth area were urged to retune their DAB digital radios - at a special retune event at the Lord Mayor’s Dining Room, the Council House, Plymouth - in order to expand and improve DAB digital radio coverage for over a hundred thousand listeners in the area.

Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Dr John Mahony, pressed the big green retune...

Free digital upgrades for Plymouth businesses

Authored by Mary

Almost 50 businesses in Plymouth are getting free upgrades to their broadband and digital set-up as part of an exciting scheme promoted by Plymouth City Council.

This scheme is available to businesses and provides a voucher of up to £3,000 to be spent on improving broadband. More businesses are being encouraged to sign up.

Any small or medium-sized enterprise can apply for...

Universe of Sound arrives in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

A huge digital installation that gives people an amazing opportunity to step inside the beating heart of an orchestra will be open free of charge in Plymouth’s city centre piazza from Monday 27 April to Saturday 9 May.

Inspired by the latest technology, iOrchestra’s ‘Universe of Sound’ will be open daily from 10am to 6pm and will allow visitors to walk through a digital orchestra as...

Over a million SMEs lack basic digital skills

Authored by Mary

According to the latest UK Business Digital Index, over a million (23%) small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) still lack basic digital skills. The Index from Lloyds Bank, in association with Accenture and digital skills charity Go ON UK, measures and tracks the level of digital ability among SMEs and charities.

An overall rise in the UK Index score suggests a slow but positive shift...

Digital ignorance threat to SW businesses

Authored by Mary

Eighty per cent of businesses in the South West feel inspired to grow, and 87% feel capable of doing so. However, the government’s Do More Online campaign is highlighting the risk that small businesses will be hampered because they are not doing enough online and are missing out on opportunities to find more customers, be more efficient, and save money.

The Do More Online campaign...


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