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 Monday 13 October from 10am-2pm at the Winter Garden, is open to everyone, from complete beginners to those looking to boost their skills.

As well as gaining advice and information, people will be encouraged to try out the latest virtual reality headsets, get an online health check or trace their family tree online. They will also be shown how to manage money online, with advice from Barclays Digital Eagles, and speak to computer retailers Maplin about the latest kit.

A laptop will be up for grabs in the free prize draw. To enter, residents simply need to come down and visit the 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 Communities and Public Health, will be attending. He said:

“The internet can be so useful for so many things and it’s really important that people know about the support available to get them online.

“This event is a great opportunity for people to find out how much fun getting online can be, as well as how helpful the internet is. Volunteers will be on hand to provide individual support and there’ll also be lots of stalls showcasing various online services.

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

Please call 0114 250 0613 for further information or visit