Digital inclusion is a piece of cake
Swansea Telly launch on Wednesday August 10th, midday – 2pm Castle Square, Swansea.
Just to show how easy getting online is, free pieces of cake will be handed out in Castle Square, Swansea, to promote the launch of an online
television channel for the city. The Big Screen situated in the square will show a selection of videos from the new channel.
Swansea Telly is an exciting online platform for videos made by the people of Swansea. More than 60 video have already been produced by first time video makers.
The project is part of a digital inclusion project funded by the Welsh Government’s Communities 2.0 initiative.
Video stories range from a mass skinny dip on Gower to a comedy drama from Bonymaen. Using just a mobile video phone, one person recorded the Swansea city AFC victory parade for Swansea Telly.
Swansea Telly spokesperson Paul O’Connor said: “Our team are handing out free cakes to show that being digitally included is as easy as following a cake recipe. Our workshops across the city have shown that nearly 100 people with no previous experience of using digital media have successfully made a video which is now being watched by friends, family and beyond.”
After the launch in Castle Square, Swansea Telly will move to the Waterfront Museum from August 11-14th for people who want hands-on experience of the new online TV channel for the city.
The project is run by a partnership of local media and community organisations including Undercurrents, Spill Media (formerly Ystrad TV), One People Productions, Sustainable Swansea and Swansea Film Makers Collective. Another local, creative media organisation ‘MAD Swansea’ (Music Art Dance) has recently joined the Swansea Telly partnership as an external, independent member.
The Swansea Telly project involves working with various minority groups in Swansea, training them in video-making and enabling them to create short digital films to be uploaded onto the internet channel.
The project is tackling digital exclusion faced by older people, the recently unemployed and social housing tenants.
For more information about Swansea Telly, contact 07973 298359.
Communities 2.0 helps people in the most disadvantaged communities in Wales to use new technologies and learn computer skills. For more information visit www.clickconnectdiscover.org or phone 0845 474 8282.