Central Social Media Surgeries: We’re moving!

The Birmingham Social Media Surgeries have taken place within the walls of a number of venues since their conception in September 2008. We’ve previously set up camp at BVSC Birmingham Centre for Voluntary Action, and have run the central surgeries from our offices at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth.

But we’ve noticed during the winter months some people have been reluctant to make the dark evening walk to Fazeley street. So we’ve decided to move to a venue a little bit closer to the city centre.

The December Social Media Surgery Social was at our new venue – the studio. The lovely people at the studio are letting us take over their bar area free of charge allowing us to carry on our voluntary service (so long as people buy a beverage from the bar). It’s a bright space with excellent WiFi and a friendly atmosphere, and located right in the centre of Birmingham – it couldn’t be easier to get too (see directions below).

Wendy and Kati from Fazley Studios
Wendy and Kati from Fazley Studios

While we are excited about holding our Central Birmingham Social Media Surgeries in the city centre, we also want to say a HUGE thank you to all the lovely people at Fazeley who stayed behind after work to make sure we could run a surgery in the reception area, providing us with tea and coffee and always there to help.

Photo: Edward Moss

Our December Social Media Surgery Social took place last week and we were delighted to see lots of old faces from people who have been to or benefited from the Birmingham Social Media Surgeries – as well as those who acted as surgeons.

Dates have been set for surgeries taking place at thestudio for the next few months. They will take place as follows:
Wednesday 20 January, 5.30-7pm, thestudio
Thursday 11 February, 5.30-7pm, thestudio
Tuesday 9 March, 5.30-7pm, thestudio
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You can find out what normally happens at a Social Media Surgery here. All local charities and voluntary organisations are invited and our format is informal, offering one-to-one free advice on how you can use the web to enhance what you do.

How do I get to the new venue? From New Street Station walk down the ramp out of the Pallasades, turn left onto New Street (past H&M) and Cannon Street is the first road on the right. The studios are further up on the right (opposite Jigsaw), and the restaurant is on the second floor.