BBC technology correspondent comes to Barnsley

19 November 2010

The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones is coming to Barnsley to lead a discussion on the shape of the digital future.
The “creative conversations” debate at the Digital Media Centre, County Way, on Friday 26 November, will focus on the future for artists and creatives.
It is being organised by Creative Barnsley on behalf of Enterprising Barnsley and is open to anyone working in the creative and cultural sector and exploring, or looking to explore, digital technology.
The Enterprising Barnsley programme offers business support to Barnsley businesses with growth potential. Enterprising Barnsley has attracted £2.89m investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme. Enterprising Barnsley also offers coaching to eligible businesses and provides office space throughout the borough.
Rory will be joined by Herb Kim, a digital media innovator and founder of the successful Thinking Digital Conference, who features in the MediaGuardian’s top 100 most powerful media figures, and Caroline Cooper-Smith, an independent producer and former head of creative development at Warp X.
The event will run from 2pm to 4pm.
For more information and to book go to
Enterprising Barnsley is a partnership between Barnsley Development Agency, Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre, University Campus Barnsley and Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to provide an integrated programme of business support. 
For further information, contact Tracey Johnson, Sector Specialist Creative and Digital Industries, on 01226 787 520 or email
Additional media contact: Kate Betts on 01226 766900 or 07910 165 444 or at

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