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Afternoon iTea & Halloween Computer Workshop

September 7, 2010

Knowle West Media Centre are holding two themed digital events this Autumn, one for older people and a Half Term event for families. More details will follow, but put the dates in your diaries!

Afternoon ITea
Monday 20th September, 1-3pm at KWMC

Older people are invited to get creative with computers, the Internet and digital media. Includes free afternoon tea.  All abilities welcome. Part of Age UK’s itea & biscuits week.

Book your free place at Eventbrite

The Little Workshop of Horrors – “Trick or Tweet?”
Monday 25th October, 10am-1pm at KWMC

Parents and their children are invited to a Halloween themed computer workshop. Young people can teach their parents how to search for outfits, recipes and decoration ideas for Halloween, as well as searching for things to do over the rest of half term. Includes a free lunch.  Part of Get Online Week.

For more information contact Makala on 0117 903 0444 or visit the KWMC website:

Free & low-cost computer scheme

June 7, 2010

Information from Connecting Bristol

“We want Bristol to be a truly inclusive and connected digital city where anyone who wants a computer at home can have one and where help to get connected is easily available.

We realise that this is a considerable task as 15% of Bristol residents say they have neverbeen on line.

To help achieve our vision we will create a citywide scheme to make available a free (or low cost) recycled computer, and advice about affordable Internet connectivity, to individuals and families who are on a low income or who experience other disadvantages.”

To find out whether you are eligible for a free computer or learn more about the schemes that exist please visit the Connecting Bristol website.

1st meeting of Bristol’s ICT Training Forum

June 2, 2010

SBDN invites you to join us for the first meeting of the Bristol ICT Training Forum on Wednesday 9th June, 9-11am, at Knowle West Media Centre.

Established following our Collaborative ICT Training event in March 2010, the forum will gather ICT training providers working in a range of sectors across Bristol.  Space is limited; please reserve your free place through the Eventbrite website.

Possible topics for discussion include:

·      an online presence for the forum

·      setting up a single telephone number for people to call for ICT training advice

·      funding opportunities

·      consortium bidding

·      skill sharing

·      recommendations the forum could make

·      future meetings (locations and formats)

·      joint events

We would welcome suggestions of topics to discuss; please contact Makala or Rachel.  Please feel free to circulate this information to ICT trainers or organisations you feel would benefit from attending.

We look forward to seeing you (or Tweeting you!)

Computer Course in Brislington

June 2, 2010

There will be a free 6-week basic computer course at Brislington Enterprise College from Monday 14th June until Monday 19th July (4-6pm).

Learn about using computers, the Internet and sending e-mails in a small and informal group.  Call Ann Stobbs on 07796050503 to book a place.

Micro-chips and Mega-bites

April 21, 2010

Micro-chips and Mega-bites Event
Friday 21 May, 4-6pm, Knowle West Media Centre

SBDN is celebrating the annual Silver Surfers’ Day with an afternoon of fun, family-focussed computer training, topped off with a free fish and chip supper.

As this year’s Silver Surfers’ Day has an intergenerational focus, SBDN asks everyone to bring an older or younger relative and spend an hour swapping skills and interests, teaching each other how to use digital technology.

Afterwards, our young ‘micro-chips’ and older ‘mega-bites’ can enjoy a delicious supper from the local chip shop.

Booking is essential for this event. Visit Eventbrite to book your free place.

For more information please contact Makala or call 0117 353 2895.

Minimum 2 tickets per order

Collaborative ICT Training Event – Places still available

March 17, 2010

This breakfast event is for organisations who are involved in ICT training (or would like to be) and will provide opportunities for you to meet, network, debate and explore future collaborations.

The event will generate a comprehensive list of services and provision, with links to details and contacts.  The event will open at 8:30am, starting at 9:00am. Continental refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday 23rd March – 8.30-11.30am, breakfast event
Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Knowle West, Bristol, BS4 1NL

More information and registration at Eventbrite

We look forward to seeing you there! We’ll be blogging and Twittering the event for those of you not able to make it: follow us on Twitter at

New Computer Training Sessions

March 17, 2010

SBDN have launched a new series of computer workshops:

For South Bristol

An Introduction to WordPress – Workshops
On Thursday mornings our trainers are holding Talk About Local workshops, practical sessions covering a range of web topics, including how to build websites using WordPress software. 

10am-12pm.  April 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd. To book a free place please visit Eventbrite.

The popular computer drop-in sessions continue on Wednesdays (10-11.30am and 1.30-3pm) at Knowle West Media Centre All are welcome, whatever your level of ability.

For Knowle West Content Workshops
On Thursday afternoons our trainer is giving local organisations the opportunity to receive training and advice in how to manage their own section of the Knowle West community website.  They can also learn about generating stories and other content. Please contact Makala to arrange to attend a session on 0117 353 2895 /