Community Media Cafes

Join the Community Media Cafe revolution!

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Are you part of a project gearing up to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth games event in a fun and inspiring way? Yes? Then we have a fabulous opportunity not to be missed! Right now you can get involved in a series of free Lottery funded community media cafes which will help you get the best out your podcasting, mobile audio and digital storytelling over tea, coffee and biscuits.

With the build up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games gathering pace, the University of the West of Scotland is running a series of these events in four parts of Scotland helping people to tell their own Commonwealth Games stories using a range of mobile and digital media tools.

A run of media cafes have already taken place but it’s not too late to get involved in an up and coming cafe in your area. The workshops are free. You’ll meet a range of people who are doing interesting things in the field of community media, get to test out free mobile audio and video tools or to try out social media for developing your community story

Find out the latest dates and how you can enrol in a cafe before the Christmas holidays here. You can also find out more about hosting your own community media cafe by emailing Jennifer at the University of the West of Scotland.

The University of the West of Scotland received an award of £167,977 from the Big Lottery Fund back in the summer of 2013 to support its Digital Commonwealth project.

Stop press!! From January 2014 onwards, the project will offer more opportunities to join formal workshops in audio, video, blogging and social media to prepare people across Scotland to cover the Queen’s Baton Relay when it reaches your community. Come back to our blog in the New Year to find out more.