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GCU becomes Heroes Centre founding educational partner

The campaign to build a digital skills academy in the birthplace of television founder John Logie Baird has received the backing of Glasgow Caledonian University, (GCU). GCU is the founding educational partner for the proposed £2million campaign to build a digital skills academy in Helensburgh. GCU’s School of Engineering and Built Environment is supporting the […]

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Opera star Lee Bisset becomes Ambassador for Heroes Centre

One of the UK’s most exciting opera stars is supporting plans to create a Digital Skills Academy & Entertainment complex in the Scottish town of Helensburgh, birthplace of John Logie Baird. Soprano Lee Bisset, who is starring in the only complete Ring cycle to be performed in the UK during this year’s Wagner bi-centenary, has […]

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Open Day Review

The Charity held two very successful Open Days on Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th of May at the George Street premises, with both days attracting a constant stream of interested and engaging visitors. Over the two days, visitors had the opportunity to discuss the Heroes Centre plans with various project team members and tour […]

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Become a Video Star at our Open Days

The Scottish Charity Helensburgh Heroes will be revealing detailed plans for its proposed Digital Academy and Entertainment Centre at two Open Days planned for the May Bank holiday weekend. The Open Days will provide members of the local community and interested parties with the opportunity to view the building and discuss all aspects of the […]

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Heroes Centre Community Open Days

We are holding two Community Open days at the George Street premises over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. The warehouse located at 19 George Street, Helensburgh, G84 7PR will be opened on Saturday 4th May 2013 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm and on Sunday 5th May 2013 between 10.00am and 2.00 pm. Over the […]

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Digital teaching is stuck in an educational minefield

Have you watched your children play Minecraft? Teachers at a school in Sweden have and decided the block-building computer game was so intellectually engaging that it should be compulsory. Here in the UK we’re still stuck in an educational minefield where computing is concerned. I’ll declare my hand here as I’m involved in a project […]

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Award Winning UK Computer Game Veteran and Author appointed Heroes Centre Ambassador

Digital Creator backs Digital Skills Academy One of the UK interactive entertainment industry’s most well known and influential content creators has joined a Scottish Charity’s bid to create a digital academy in Helensburgh, birthplace of John Logie Baird, as a Project Ambassador. A campaign to raise £2 million to build the Heroes Centre, which aims […]

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Lottery invests in Heroes Centre plan

 Digital skills academy plan secures £10,000 grant from BIG Lottery Fund Plans to establish a digital skills academy and entertainment complex in the Scottish birthplace of the father of television John Logie Baird have been given a major boost with the news that the charity behind the project has secured almost £10,000 in Lottery funding. […]

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The Last Helensburgh Picture House

It seems hard to believe that 2014 will represent the 30th anniversary of the last admission of a paying Helensburgh resident into a local cinema. The cinema was the La Scala on James Street and the film was ‘Tank’ starring James Garner, Shirley Jones and C Thomas Howell. What is probably even more unbelievable is […]

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Heroes Centre launched on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland

The fundraising campaign for the Heroes Centre was launched on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland programme today. Listen to Phil Worms talking to GMS presenter Gary Robertson.

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