Council supports BBC Digital Cities Week
26 Oct 2017
Belfast City Council is supporting BBC Digital Cities Week, which runs from Saturday 11 November until Friday 17 November with a series of free events and workshops across the city aimed at developing digital skills, sharing knowledge and creating networking opportunities for the city’s creative and digital sector.
The BBC Academy, supported by BBC Northern Ireland, has teamed up with the Council, Northern Ireland Screen, Ulster University, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast Media Festival, the Royal Television Society, BBC School Report, the North West Regional College and Google Garage amongst others to create a number of activities including practical hands on workshops, masterclasses and conference-style events.
As part of the programme, the Council will host a special ‘Output Belfast’ drop-in session at the Oh Yeah Centre on the evening of Thursday 16 November. The event will feature live music as well as chances to sample some of the latest virtual reality, gaming and other digital technology advances being made in the city, as well as meet the people behind them.
All the events are free and open to anyone working or hoping to work within the creative industries.
Other events during Digital Cities Belfast’s packed programme include a two day Hackathon, School Report Day, digital skills training by GoogleGarage, a RTS Futures creative industry careers day and a BBC Academy Skills Day with free training for both experienced professionals wanting to enhance their digital skills and new entrants to digital production.
The week-long event will run alongside the Belfast Media Festival which takes place on 16-17 November. Highlights of the Belfast Media Festival include a writing masterclass from Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio, a C4 session on fake news with Jon Snow and Dee Forbes the Director General of RTE, will outline her strategy for the channel.
Information on how to apply for tickets for each event is available from the BBC Academy
The BBC Academy, supported by BBC Northern Ireland, has teamed up with partners including Northern Ireland Screen, Ulster University, Belfast Media Festival, the Royal Television Society, BBC School Report, the North West Regional College and Queen's University Belfast.
Additional partners involved in the running of the week include Belfast City Council, Games NI, ProductTank, Film Hub, Cinemagic and IntoFilm.