Friday 09 October, 2015

What: ‘Let’s get digital’, an event to encourage people to get online as part of national Get Online Week. Learn how to use a tablet, computer or smartphone, manage your money online, trace your family tree and get advice about keeping your computer healthy. Plus win a free tablet.

Where: The Moor Market, Sheffield

When: 10am to 2pm on Friday 16 October 2015

Media opportunity: Photo opportunity and interviews with Councillor Mazher Iqbal and residents at the event from 1.30 – 2pm. Try out all the digital kit and see the tablet prize draw.

Photo caption: Last year’s Let’s get digital event at the Winter Garden

Confused by computers? Irritated by the internet?

Sheffield residents are invited to ‘Let’s get digital’, a free city centre event to show how much fun getting online can be.

The event, on Friday 16 October from 10am-2pm at the Moor Market, is open to everyone, from complete beginners to those looking to boost their skills.

As well as gaining lots of advice and information on how to use a tablet, computer or smartphone, people will also be provided with tips on keeping their digital device secure. They will also be shown how to manage money, trace their family tree and get a health check online.

For anyone who can’t make it to the Moor Market event there will also be the chance to get help and advice at Hillsborough First Point on 15 October, from 10am to 2pm.

Two tablets will be up for grabs in a free prize draw. To enter, people simply need to come down and visit either event.

The event is being organised by Sheffield City Council, Heeley Development Trust and partners.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Equality, will be attending the event. He said:

“Whether you’ve never touched a computer before or just need some pointers these events will help Sheffield residents make the most of getting online. Volunteers will be on hand to provide individual support and there will be lots of stalls showcasing various online services.

“There’s even an opportunity to win a tablet so if you fancy having a go why not come down.”

Please call 0114 250 0613 for further information or visit