PRESS RELEASE    24 February 2009

 

Adamsdownhere.co.uk is out there!

 

An exciting new community website for people living in Adamsdown, Cardiff is being launched by Glamorgan University students based at the ATRiuM.

 

Adamsdownhere.co.uk will feature daily news, documentaries and dramas throughout March 2009. It will also provide a space for local people to showcase their talents and have their say on what’s happening in the area.

 

The community will be encouraged to submit anything they like to the website and to work in partnership with students, taking advantage of the ATRiuM’s state of the art facilities to produce radio broadcasts and short films.

 

Diana Brand, Head of Division for Broadcasting and Journalism at the
Atrium, said: “This project is an exciting opportunity for our students
to get to know the area really well whilst providing a service to the
community. 

 

“We hope that lots of people who live in Adamsdown will
contact us with pictures and stories about themselves and the things
that are going on around them.”

 

The team, a combination of radio and journalism students, are already working closely with the Adamsdown Communities First Project and Adamsdown Primary School. They are hoping to build lasting relationships between the university and the local community.

 

While the project will be initially run throughout March, it is hoped to be passed on to new students each year.

 

Bethan Gamble, community development worker for the Adamsdown Communities First Project said: “We are very excited about this new project and partnership with the Atrium and its students.

 

“We hope the website will be a great resource for the community and are looking forward to being involved.”

 

Amongst the material already produced includes Adamsdown at War, a WW2 drama based on the log books of Metal Street School; a short film about Adamsdown’s new sensory room and news coverage of the Save the Vulcan campaign.

 

Notes to Editors

 

Photo opportunity: Tuesday 3 March at 7pm – launch night at The ATRiuM, Adam Street, Cardiff. You are invited to send a reporter to the launch. Members of the team are also available for media interviews about the website.

 

The ATRiuM is the home of the Cardiff School of Creative Industries and is part of the University of Glamorgan.

 

The ATRiuM boasts states-of-the-art facilities for audio and video production and editing, graphic design, studio recording and more.

 

 

Contact: Chris Latham

 

http://adamsdownhere.co.uk/

 

Tel – 01443 668557

Email –adamsdownhere@glam.ac.uk

 

 

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