Ro Hands – MD of LearnPlay Foundation talks to Pete Morgan at BBC WM about The Public and why its just an important part of the community and how converting it into a college annex will have a massive impact on the local community.
Businesses at The Public today spoke of their fears for the future and frustration at being kept in the dark after it emerged the £72 million arts centre could be become part of a college.
Top-level talks are taking place between Sandwell College and council bosses about taking over the New Street building, just five years after it opened.
Hundreds of people have already signed a petition against plans revealed exclusively by the Express &... Read more »
Our teams jumped at the chance to get out there and talk to local people about The Public (the wonderful place we work our socks off in) to hear their views about why they love it.
This is the first teaser of a wider campaign to shout about how important the arts, entertainment, business hub and creative world that thrives within the big pink box at the heart of Sandwell.
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To help us band together even more and show the world how much The Public means to us we’re asking businesses, single traders, artists, performers & voluntary groups who have benefitted from the fantastic venue to send us their extra support by way of a logo and web link so we can build a support wall.
If you have something to you would like to say to support the #LoveOurPublic campaign, please send us a... Read more »
More than 460 people have signed a petition calling for a £67m art gallery which could be turned into a college to remain “a valuable community, cultural, digital and learning resource”.
The Public, in Sandwell, West Bromwich, opened in 2008, amid heavy criticism over its cost.
Last week, Sandwell Council said it was considering using 80% of the arts centre as a sixth-form college.
The LearnPlay Foundation, based at The Public, set up the petition.... Read more »
Electronic Dojo is proud to announce its first event for Injustice: Gods Among Us! The game has been received really well so far so show up and show us what you’ve got!
Date: Saturday 25th May
Time: 12:00 – 19:00
Entrance Fee: £5 (including all casuals)
Tournament Entry: £5 (all towards the prize pot)
Prize: Pot split (60:30:10)
Many of our team are involved in... Read more »
On 9 May 2013, The Public received messages of support from passionate fans after they received news that Sandwell Council were looking into alternative uses for The Public.
The #LoveOurPublic campaign has been set up by LearnPlay Foundation, providing an opportunity for people to shout about what The Public means to them.
If you’re interested in signing the petition you can do so here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/lo…
Love our public campaign goes live!
LearnPlay Foundation, based within The Public, employ up to 200 local young apprentices.
One of the reasons we chose The Public as a venue was because it was the only place in the Black Country that would directly allow our young people to work alongside internationally renowned artists and provide them with an aspirational pathway.
LearnPlay Foundation are an Interactive Digital Media organisation who are running an apprenticeship scheme based at The Public.
The Public asked apprentices at LearnPlay to design a game for this exhibition based on mysteries and legends of the Black Country.
Created in an online gaming world called Little Big Planet the group worked with local artist and historian, Brendan Jackson.
It has been done by apprentices on the LearnPlay Foundation scheme based at the arts building in West Bromwich, and is based on the platform Little Big Planet.
The students have put together storylines including titbits of history, local landmarks, legends and even ghost stories... Read more »
If you ever wanted to know more about computer gaming then now is your chance.
Come along and work with young apprentice game designers, learning how to design, build and play your very own game levels.
Book early to avoid disappointment
Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the Easter holiday
2, 4, 9 and 11 April 2013
11.30am – 2.30pm
Suitable for ages 11+
All children under 14 must be accompanied... Read more »
Managing Director ‘Ro Hands’ was recently asked to appear on the BBC Radio West Midlands morning show to discuss LearnPlay Foundation. Questions arose about engaging with disadvantaged young people, supporting the elderly and an insight into how LearnPlay has helped guide one individual from learner to employee of the company.
Our Film and Editing department are constantly in demand to provide their skills and services to our clients. We’ve developed a wide range of films and shorts which have benefited local communities, individuals, bands, community groups and The Police.
Here’s a quick snapshot of their work over the last year.