Barbican & Hoe Waterfront Media Team: Emily Clark’s Departure

Emily Clark Band Music Coverage 2014Emily Clark one of our volunteer members specialising in graphic design and photography recently completed her course at the College of Art and Design and has been awarded a BA with honours in Graphic Design. Congratulations Emily! :).

Emily first joined our team back in July 2013 and has enjoyed many adventures covering various events across Plymouth.

During her time with the team Emily earned herself the title “tough cookie” after always battling to grab photos to help show off events to their fullest. She even fought off bouts of sea sickness during the British Firework Championships in 2013 although vows never to go out on rough seas again :).

Emily Clark had this to say about her experience working with the Barbican & Hoe Waterfront Media Team: “It has been an incredible experience to work with so many passionate and dedicated people within the team for just over a year, ranging from photographers to writers the team supports and promotes local businesses and events around the city using there own time to do so.

The owner Scott is a great friend and joy to work for, providing every team member with a large range of different job opportunities to gain new skills and promote themselves and the team at the same time. I already miss not working for the team; I have gained some friends for life and will miss the enjoyable team banter.”

Emily upon completion of her course has moved back to her home town of Oxford, although she is keeping an eye on graphic design jobs here in Plymouth for a possible return :).

We wish Emily well in the future and look forward to her return trips back to Plymouth where she has found her second home :).

Emily Clark Website: www.emilyclarksdesigns.co.uk and you can find out more about the volunteer team here: Barbican & Hoe Waterfront Media Team.

The Plymouth Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2014

volunteer awards 2014The Plymouth inspiring volunteering award nominations are now open. Would you like to nominate The “Barbican / Hoe Waterfront Volunteer Media Team”? ;)

For over 3 years now I (Scott Grenney) together with a team of dedicated, passionate volunteers helping cover and showcase as much of the Barbican and Hoe as we can to highlight businesses and events with the aim to help encourage people to come down to visit via our website and social media.

We are also active within the community and regularly on site during events and appearing randomly to meet traders inbetween.

It would be nice for the team members to be recognised for an award (number 8 looks possible). There will be stiff competition, but I like to feel we could be nominated and give it a go.

Attached is the nomination form and further details. Deadline is 25th April 2014

Download/View (Word Document): Nomination Pack 2014 

All nominations are highly appreciated! :)

Happy Birthday Barbican Waterfront Media Team and New Member Jason Kiely

Plymouth Barbican WaterfrontIn mid February our website for the Plymouth Barbican Waterfront reached the 3 year mark!

Happy Birthday to the website and the volunteers who make up the joint Barbican & Hoe Waterfront Volunteer Media team! :)

Our team is made up of a band of enthusiastic and passionate volunteers who help the local Plymouth Barbican & Hoe communities. We have a range of skills from social media reporting, photography, writing and graphic design which we use during our volunteering roles to help support the local community, businesses and events.

Not only do we enjoy showcasing the Plymouth Barbican on the www.barbicanwaterfront.com website / Plymouth Hoe on www.plymouthhoewaterfront.com and linked social media,  we enjoy meeting the people in the community, the locals and traders on a regular basis :)

Read more about the 3rd year of the Barbican Waterfront team…

New Volunteer Team member joins our Barbican & Hoe Waterfront Media Team

Jason KielyJason Kiely has now joined the Barbican & Hoe Waterfront Volunteer Media Team.

Jason is a keen photographer, kayaker and has access to produce aerial film and photography. You may have seen his work regularly appearing via our Plymouth Barbican & Hoe Facebook and Twitter feeds :).

Jason has been regularly sharing photos and videos from around the waterfront over the past few months and I even helped link Jason up with the BBC News during his storm coverage resulting in his appearance on tv! (more here…)

Jason is a nice guy, polite and will fit in well with the team. He brings additional photography & website skills and addition of IT/repair to the team :).

With Jason our team now have land, sea (kayaks, rib boats, tall ship) and air covered for 2014!

Eddystone Media Teams Up with Soperfect Images

Eddystone Media partnership Soperfect Images

Eddystone Media Teams Up with Soperfect Images

Eddystone Media, the team who bring you the Plymouth Hoe Waterfront Website, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Soperfect Images, helping us to extend the range of services we can provide and offering more opportunities to our volunteer team members.

During Eddystone media’s coverage of events on their community websites and linked social media networks for the Plymouth Barbican Waterfront (www.barbicanwaterfront.com) and Plymouth Hoe Waterfront (www.plymouthhoewaterfront.com) the team of dedicated volunteers found themselves being asked more and more frequently about having the option to download images and options to buy some of their photos as prints or to be mounted onto canvas.

Our partnership with Soperfect images now gives us this option and allows us to offer additional new services to help enhance our general events coverage.

Our partnership with Soperfect images means we can now:

  • Provide full size unwatermarked images for  purchase download via Soperfect’s gallery **
  • Access to printing services including creation of photos as prints, posters, on canvas and acrylic, key rings and fridge magnets with new products at affordable prices being added regularly.
  • Access to a “photo events trailer” providing onsite printing during outdoor events and a portable studio for indoor events.

** During public events we will still showcase photos with watermarked images as always on our websites and social media 🙂

We will also be taking part in lots of fun and educational community photography projects where our team of freelance writers, social media reporters and photographers will have the opportunity to share their skills with the local community based around “The Camera Kids” project run by Soperfect Images.

The Camera Kids use photography to explore and learn new skills with a visual learning experience. Their imagination is captured through an evolving program of challenges and workshop making photography accessible to all abilities and backgrounds. With Eddystone Media and Soperfect Images joining forces at events and offering community projects there are great opportunities to offer young and old the chance to explore more of Plymouth. There would be ways of involving other local businesses within this new and exciting partnership and offer further services as it expands.

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About Eddystone Media (www.eddystonemedia.co.uk) – Eddystone Media is based in Plymouth, specialising in digital services for the hospitality and tourism industry.

Eddystone Media is led by Scott Grenney, an experienced writer, social media reporter & web designer, who leads a dynamic, talented pool of experienced freelance writers and photographers. Our diverse friendly team is able to provide a reliable, affordable service tailored to your business needs. We focus on helping to enhance your brand and increase consumer/public awareness.

Scott also coordinates a team of dedicated volunteers, two large community websites and linked social media networks for the Plymouth Barbican Waterfront and Plymouth Hoe Waterfront.

Contact: Scott Grenney, Eddystone Media, 27 New Street, The Barbican, PL1 5AN | Tel: 07999995800 | info@eddystonemedia.co.uk

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About Soperfect Images (www.soperfectimages) – Soperfect Images is based in City Business Park in Plymouth offering event photography services with on-site printing. We also cover corporate and promotional photography along with portraits and weddings.

Soperfect Images is run by Russell Soper who has covered and been commissioned for most of the major events around Plymouth ranging from the Megaride, British Fireworks Championship, Air Shows, Lord Mayor Days, through to large sporting events such as the Armada Cup diving championships and the British Masters swimming championships at the Plymouth Life Centre.

The Camera Kids project was set up to offer fun and educational photography projects. There are over forty different projects available. These have included local children producing a photo book about their schools fiftieth anniversary, photography workshops in schools and after school photography clubs. Workshops have been run with Plymouth City Council’s Young Motion Photography Competition. One of the Camera Kids won first prize for the intermediate section of a local photography competition.

Along with learning different kills they built up self-confidence and make new friends. Two camera kids have run the photo event trailer at different events. Portfolios and references are available to view along with CRB certificates and insurances.

Contact: Russell Soper, Soperfect Images, 43 City Business Park, Somerset Place, Stoke, Plymouth, PL3 4BB | Tel: 01752 656062 | Russell@soperfectimages.co.uk

Plymouth Hoe Waterfront Recommended in Twitter Top 10 for Plymouth

plymouth hoe twitterThe Plymouth Herald recently ran a feature asking for nominations for the greatest/top Twitter users in Plymouth whose tweets are trusted, enjoyed and found most useful and entertaining. We made the top 10! :)

Our Plymouth Hoe Waterfront Twitter account @plymhoe came in at number 5 (also appeared in the paper on 19/07/2013 on page 3!). Our Twitter account for the Plymouth Barbican Waterfront @plymbarbican also made 6th place.

The team and I, all of whom are volunteers would like to thank all who voted for us :) .

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @plymhoe for the latest news where we retweet/share local business and community tweets whilst also keeping you informed of the local news and events.

See the full list of nominations and a list of other top twitter users to follow for the latest news here in Plymouth…

Plymouth Hoe Waterfront Competition Winner – Paula Dwyer!

competition wheel of plymouthCongratulations to Paula Dwyer who is the winner of our competition to experience a free VIP ride aboard the Wheel of Plymouth!

The VIP ride will allow Paula and 3 friends to hop aboard the VIP capsule, which includes leather interior, glass floor, music and champagne (for over 18+ only of course 😉 ).

This VIP experience is also available to book from the Wheel of Plymouth operators. Find out more here.

Plymouth Hoe Waterfront team supporting this years Plymouth Megaride 2013

Photo taken from the recent Plymouth Megaride photoshoot (team members from left: Mike Pitches, Scott Grenney, Leigh Acton). We’ll be helping support the Megaride with social media and coverage via the Plymouth Hoe Waterfront website. Helping spreading the word about this popular event and supporting the charities involved 🙂

plymouth hoe waterfront - megaride 2013 photoshoot