UWE Bristol partners with the BBC and Creative Skillset to deliver Digital Bristol Week

Issue date: 10 May 2016

Monday 9 May to Sunday 15 May 2016

Digital Bristol Week is the second event to take place as part of the BBC's 'Digital Cities 2016' initiative, building on the successful 2015 initiatives held in Bristol and Birmingham.

Responding to the key findings of the BBC's landmark English Regions Skills Review, Digital Cities is running a new series of inspiring events and roadshows across the country for 2016.

As a partner institution, The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is helping deliver the event, aimed at anyone who works in the creative industries, giving professionals the chance to update digital skills, learn new ways to develop and innovate business, and explore the latest in the fast-changing world of creative technology.

As part of UWE Bristol's involvement, on Tuesday 10 May, 'The Space Day in association with the BBC Academy' will take place at the Arnolfini, now part of UWE Bristol's City Campus development. The day will be presented by the BBC's Nikki Bedi, with guest speakers sharing best-practice approaches to the use of digital in arts production and distribution. Attendees will also be able to gain further insight into how, and what, 'The Space' commissions by booking one-to-one sessones with tams members to talk through ideas.

Lynn Barlow, Director, Creative Industries at UWE, says, “ Digital Bristol Week offers many opportunities for practitioners and emerging talent involved in the arts, culture and creative industries. This year we are particularly pleased 'The Space' will be holding a day of inspiration and possibility at our partner institution Arnolfini (shortlisted for Museum of the Year) on Tuesday. Arnolfini is one of our City Campus locations, and a hub for artists and designers interested in the convergence of arts and technology.”

This is just one of the events, in a week of exciting workshops, conference and networking opportunities, designed to develop individual skills and support the growth of the creative industries in Bristol and the SW.

Keep up to date with the project via the website, and also on Twitter at #DigiCities.

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