26 May 2021

Following our pilot tour of Scottish schools in Autumn 2020, and a recent win of Best-Not-For-Profit at the British Data Awards, this July we’re delighted to be sharing The Big Data Show at Edinburgh Science Festival. Audiences will get the chance to join our ground-breaking, immersive experience for free at 2pm, Wednesday 7 July. We’d love to see you there!


Good things come in threes…

14 June 2021

We’ve had two great events at Civic Digits, but we’ll need your help for the third. The first good thing was winning the Best Non-Profit category at the British Data Awards, which means we are now not just Civic Digits but the award-winning Civic Digits…

That better world we promised our children? Here’s a good start.

21 April 2021

If you don’t think you need them, human rights can seem remote, officious concepts, sanctimonious do-gooding created by bureaucrats who want to tamper with the freedoms of citizens to look after themselves..

At least, that’s the narrative you’ll hear from politicians – of all hues – who dislike not being able to do exactly what they like to people they don’t.

Civic digits has been shortlisted for two british data awards!

25 March 2021

We are over the moon to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for TWO #BritishDataAwards; Not-For-Profit of the Year, and EdTech of the Year.

Of course, we’d love to win, but we’re thrilled that the hard work of our team & TBDS colleagues has been recognised. Winners will be announced on 4 May, and we’ll let you know how we get on.

THe big data show at Paisley arts centre in April

25 March 2021

Cy and Bug are heading west this Easter holiday! We’re delighted to be part of Paisley Arts Centre’s Easter programme, and will be showing The Big Data Show on Wednesday 7 April (10am) and Wednesday 14 April (7pm).

Tickets just £3. Book direct with Paisley Arts centre via link below.

Rupert Goodwins’ Blog: What’s next for Civic Digits?

10 February 2021

Spring is here, with its annual promise of a world renewed so much sharper than usual. At Civic Digits, it’s also a good time to say what’s happening in our world in 2021. We kicked things off in with a public performance of The Big Data Show Online, our interactive, digital magic, theatrical event that combines drama, video games and some splendid actors with the story of the UK’s first headline hack and a lot of thought-provoking ideas about digital citizenry, privacy, data exploitation and what it means to be a human in this interconnected world.

The big data show at Cyberscotland week 2021

10 February 2021

We’re big on cybersecurity. In fact, so big on it, we made a show all about it.

So we’re delighted that The Big Data Show will be shown for free as part of this year’s CyberScotland Week, from 22-28 February.

Join us us at 3pm on Thursday 25 February and take part in our immersive, interactive performance, where our hackers Cy and Bug learn the hard way that you’re not always as safe as you think you are online.

If you’re a teacher, or educator, contact us directly to book your class in for a special schools-only performance at 10am.

Events coming up this February

1 February 2021

It’s a busy month for us here at Civic Digits! On Tuesday 9 February, we’ll be taking part in #SaferInternetDay, sharing factoids about how to stay safe online. Later in the month, we’ll be taking part in #CyberScotlandWeek, where we’ll be hosting two free performances of The Big Data Show. You can book tickets here.

Clare will also be sharing her insights and expertise in some panel discussions this month – with Tinderbox Collective for #PlayAwayFestival, and also with Creative Informatics in their CI Lab #15 Just The Ticket event. Both on Thursday 25 February.