BBC Digital Cities Virtual returns in October with three days of fantastic FREE events for the creative industries

Digital Cities Virtual (DCV) is back on Tuesday October 12th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October with a full and varied schedule of masterclasses, panels, skills and insight sessions for people working in or interested in a career in the creative industries. To see the full schedule and book a FREE place simply go to

Sport is a big theme this month with two fantastic sessions to choose from. BBC Sport NI presenter Nicola McCarthy hosts a session on how they’ve been using the latest digital innovations, streaming and social platforms to provide more sports coverage than ever – whether its women’s international football matches streamed live on BBC iPlayer, or more analysis, interviews and issues being discussed on TV, radio or podcast, digital technology is helping to grow audience. Birmingham’s Create Central, BBC Asian Network’s Noreen Khan will be hosting their session on how you can be part of the Commonwealth Games in 2021 – definitely not to be missed!

Digital Skills sessions from The BBC Academy this month will focus on Everything you need to know about reaching audiences on: Facebook, Twitter & InstagramShooting and Editing on Tik Tok; and a deep dive into how BBC Sport has created engaging short-form over 2021’s Summer of Sport. The Academy team will also be bringing you the latest insights on shoppable TV when BBC Click’s Lara Lewington hosts the Digital Innovation: Shoppable TV with Love Island panel session and Radio 1’s Katie Thistleton will be full of Instagram insights in her session: Instagram – What it takes to make it – with Angels of the North.

Industry experts Screen Skills are backwith three great sessions including an unmissable round-up of the latest Jobs, Schemes & Opportunities for the creative Industriesan Insight session on How to be Set Ready; and an opportunity to find out about creating an eye catching portfolio in How to get your portfolio ready for jobs in screen. They’ll also be delivering a bonus event live from Leamington Spa on Saturday 16th for those interested in careers in the games industry.

The BBC Academy Digital Cities Virtual is supported in Northern Ireland by BBC Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Skills, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast Media Festival, Film Hub NI, Into Film, The Royal Television Society NI, RTS Futures NI, Ulster University, North West Regional College, Belfast Metropolitan College and Belfast City Council.

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