Creative & Digital Industry masterclasses, workshops and networking with BBC’s Digital Cities

The BBC’s Digital Cities returns to the city this month to help those looking to learn in the city’s booming creative digital sector.

Do you have a burning desire to write compelling drama or comedy for social media? Want to learn how to use your phone to create broadcast quality video? Or maybe you’d like to get hands-on with the latest apps that can transform your video shorts into professional looking attention grabbers?

The events, from Monday 25th Feb – Saturday 2nd March, aims to help industry professionals from across the TV, Digital and related creative industries develop their digital skills, showcase the breadth of opportunities and grow their digital networks across Manchester.

The programme will aim to offer stimulating discussions on the future of digital technology, hands-on workshops and training, and an opportunity to network and build a more digitally diverse workforce.

Here’s what’s on during the BBC Digital Cities week:

BBC Digital Skills Day
Monday 25th February
Aimed at broadening horizons around digital content making, this free event features experts behind short form content for BBC Three and BBC 1Xtra, workshops on creating your own podcast in a week on £50 and how to create, shoot and edit engaging shortform on your smartphone. The day includes a podcasting workshop, an Instagram workshop with Onyi Moss and a blogging workshop with Holly Wood.
Open to everyone: FREE

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Open Doors: Careers in Screen
Monday 25th February
Hear from the broadcasting giants based in Manchester, including BBC, Shine North and ITV, for an insight into what jobs are out there and the chance to build connections with industry professionals.
Open to everyone: £5

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Storytelling in the Internet Age
Thursday 28th February
Creative England presents a look at the world of storytelling in the age of the internet. Will Saunders of Storyfutures will deliver a keynote address, and BBC commissioning editors Cordelia Hebblethwaite and Daisy Griffith, and Channel 4’s Laura Marks feature in a Meet the Digital Commissioner session.
Open to everyone: FREE

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Digital Sounds: Fast Forward to the Future of Audio
Friday 1st March
A music and radio event brought to you by The Landing & Salford University. Panel discussions include a look at how the music industry is changing and how to get into digital radio.
Open to everyone: FREE

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Other events during the week will include a Digital in the Arts themed conference at The Lowry Theatre from the team behind Hello Culture, and The Sharp Project is hosting Raspberry Pi Foundation’s world-leading showcase for content produced by technologically-creative young people.


BBC Digital Cities

Dates: Monday 25th Feb – Saturday 2nd March
Cost: Free – £5

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