Armchair Adventures shortlisted for a Digital City award!
We’ve got some AMAZING news to share… our Armchair Adventures podcast has been shortlisted for the Digital City Awards! Whoop whoop!
The podcast was shortlisted for the category of Best Use of Technology: not-for-profit – and the whole awards recognises those organisations who are helping to build a better future through technology. You can find the full shortlist here – we are in some very impressive company!
The awards are part of the Digital City Festival, from March 7-11, with an expo, talks and events. The glitzy ceremony will be taking place in Manchester this March to reveal the lucky winners, so we’ll dust off our tuxedos and shine our shoes.
Paul Hine, co-director at Made by Mortals, said:
“When we launched the podcast, we knew that we wanted to be able to connect people – older people, school children, families. This was such a time of unknowns so we used our collective imaginations to come together through music, movement and people’s life stories.
“We’re absolutely delighted that our little podcast, created during the pandemic, is being recognised in this way.”
Many of the makers from our over-65s theatre group were new to podcasts and video conferencing technology, so it was a huge learning curve for everyone – including ourselves!
During the initial months of lockdown, our weekly video calls were a lifeline for all of us – otherwise isolated from our family and friends.
Despite the tough times, we all came together and created the episodes of Armchair Adventures – with the actors, the orchestral musicians, the podcast producers and scriptwriters all joining us online from their homes.
The series was so successful that after lockdown, we worked with numerous community groups – giving them the chance to tell their own unique stories and sharing their experiences.
You can watch our video about how we made Armchair Adventures on our Made by Mortals You Tube page.
Since then, we’ve recently launched series 2 of Armchair Adventures, which so far has included adventures that have explored conservation, composting and equality. The series has also grown to over 35k listens.
You can listen here: https://www.madebymortals.org/armchair-adventures/
Armchair Adventures previously won an award, at the Manchester Publicity Association Awards last year. You can read all about our previous award win last year.
So please keep all of your fingers and toes crossed for us in March!!