We want to make sure we stay connected to our community. This series of talks is perfect for people who want to find out more, get into tech and those who want to become the creators of digital rather than passive consumers.

We have invited The British Library, Leeds Museums and Galleries and experts from the Leeds digital and creative sectors. Each provide a unique perspective on the many possibilities available to us all through our connection with technology and working together.

Each talk also welcomes a librarian, sharing information about our many free resources available through #LibrariesFromHome leeds.gov.uk/leisure/libraries

Contact Claire.duffield@leeds.gov.uk to get involved

Our upcoming talks:

Tech Talk: Theatre Online with Elvi Piper

Thu, Aug 6, 2020 12:00 PM

Elvi has worked in theatres all over the country for over a decade (including The Old Vic, National Theatre, RSC and Leeds Playhouse) before founding family theatre company Wrongsemble in 2015. But these past 3 months have been the most challenging yet, as she’s swapped the rehearsal room for her front room. From choreographing a musical over Zoom, adapting a tour into a radio play, trying to launch an online youth programme for ages 13-25s, to Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the kitchen table – how do we translate live experiences into digital ones? And what does the future of theatre look like today?

Tech Talk: Creating a Twitter persona with Megan Jones

Thu, Aug 13, 2020 12:00 PM

Museum twitter has been through a renaissance in the last couple of years: we’re no longer shying away from creating personas, from storytelling, or from tweeting about really really big sheep. In this talk, Meg shares how Leeds Museums and Galleries turned around their tone of voice on social media and increased engagements, and will share the successes and trials along the way (with a special nod to the impact this job can have on mental health). Find out how to get buy in from colleagues, why Twitter-flirting between museums still counts as promoting the serious work of our organisations and, most importantly, how to make Harry Styles count as ‘work’.

Tech Talk: Chelsea Slater from InnovateHer

Thu, August 20, 2020 12:00 PM

Chelsea has dedicated her work to achieve gender equality within the tech sector. Her direct experiences of inequality within her previous roles inspired her and business partner Jo to start InnovateHer, a social enterprise who are on a mission to “Get girls ready for the tech industry and the industry ready for girls”, educating and inspiring teenage girls to have careers in tech, whilst helping companies to be more inclusive. With her team, Chelsea plans to become a leading tech education provider across the U.K and beyond

Tech Talk: How to Innovate without Reinventing the Wheel with Buttercrumble

Thu, Aug 27, 2020 12:00 PM

If there was ever a time for businesses or freelancers to pivot, it was 2020. In terms of crisis, innovation is vital! However, with a pandemic, there can be a lot of pressure to try and save the world. Although, that would be nice. It’s just too much weight to carry on one pair of shoulders. What can you do to spark the imagination and make a difference?

Creative studio, Buttercrumble, will share their insights into using creativity to transform your business (especially during turbulent times). This accessible presentation will equip you with twelve ways you can innovate without reinventing the wheel. You’ll gain a new-found motivation to create!


Previous talks can be viewed here:

Leeds Libraries: Tech Talks