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T’s all round

A massive congratulations to Speke secondary school, Parklands High, as their pupils’ student social enterprise project ‘T’s @ The Park’, (a unique student social enterprise business), won a prestigious award at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress event held in the Liverpool Echo Arena last week. The award was presented by the not-too shabby Sir Richard Branson!

Working in partnership with Liverpool Community Health (LCH) and Parklands School, Splinter’s Production Manager Kev McCann designed an infographic style poster for the project. The poster was really well received by LCH and we are now working on other internal communications documents using the infographic approach.

T's at the park

…and relax!

Splinter has had a busy start to 2012: beavering away on BBC learning projects. The studio is buzzing with the voices of Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill and Pocahontas. Coupled with the whirr of pencils being sharpened as storyboards rapidly appear (yes, be jealous, one of our illustrators has an automatic pencil sharpener.) Near completion now, we’ll soon be announcing 2 major project launches for BBC learning and ‘maybe’ a short (!), but well deserved holiday for some of the guys and gals in New Media.

What a performance

Splinter has just won the pitch to redesign Milapfest’s website. In its 27th year, and based in Liverpool Milapfest is the UK’s leading Indian Arts Development Trust. They create high quality performance programmes that showcase the rich diversity of Indian culture and performing arts. Look out, for their scrumptious new website in May.

City of Radicals

Splinter were commissioned by LARC Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium to create www.cityofradicals for The 2011: Liverpool, City of Radicals programme. Individuals, communities and organisations have been invited to join an open and free-form programme of exhibitions, readings, discussions, publications, debates, events, interactive online exchange and community-based activities designed to examine what – and who – is radical at the start of the 21st Century.

The year both commemorates the major events of 1911 that contributed to the City’s reputation for radicalism, including the opening of the Royal Liver Building, the Bluecoat’s groundbreaking Post-Impressionist exhibition and the Liverpool Transport Strike, and celebrate the radical, anarchic, ‘bolshy’ individuals who made their distinctively ‘scouse’ mark at that time and who have done so in the years between.


BBC North

As you may have seen in the news recently, the BBC have started moving into their northern home at MediaCityUK in Salford. It’s a big strategic move for the BBC and we were very happy when we won the pitch to design and build the new BBC North website. The site is full of information about the move, as well as audio & video content, event listings and profiles of a wide variety of BBC staff members.

BBC North

The BBC North website consists of two main pages – the home page, aimed at members of the public and which acts as a portal to content across the full BBC site, and the about page, which has in-depth information and statistics aimed at stakeholders and staff interested in moving up to Salford.

BBC North on ipad