Since  the beginning of 2010 we've been running a new Digital Media class via Zoom which has been a huge success with the Side by Side members.

Run by Mark Williams, the group has produced 15 podcasts so far (some of them animated too!) and are learning new skills all the time.  

So far in 2021 our podcasts have included a Side by Side audio pantomime, a lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day special and a special SbS version of Dads Army.  The team meet once a week and for anyone who would like to get involved, we’d love to welcome you to the team.  Don’t worry if you aren’t technically proficient, as long as you have a mobile phone you can get involved. For the podcasts, the emphasis is very much on having fun, and we do a lot of laughing through all our meetings.”

Listen to the Side by Side podcasts Watch the videos on our YouTube channel


" John is loving the Zoom classes which give a welcome structure to his day.

With Emma's help we have linked an iPad to a TV screen to provide Jon with a big picture and one person on screen at a time.  Jon can see himself in a large format which has given his confidence a huge lift.  The actors are learning to treat elements of Zoom as opportunities rather than restrictions.

Hard to imagine life without them!. "

Tim and Patricia Hamblin