Social Media Surgery new dates


Surgeries are for people involved in community activities, social enterprises or charities and are provided free by friendly volunteer surgeons, including Nick Booth (Podnosh).

A social media surgery is an informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate. Surgeries are deliberately relaxed. No presentations, no jargon, no-one telling people what they think they should know.

Instead you will sit next to someone who understands good ways to use the internet, who will listen to what you do, and then help you use  free, useful tools.

They can help you set up and develop  your blog, Facebook page or Twitter account. Also you can get help with understanding what your organisation does with data or help you accessing and using public open data. Or you can just come and work on your own, with access to help if you need it.

Surgeries take place in the  Loco Lounge  at 32-34 Kings Heath High St  (Buses – 11a, 11c,  27,  35, 50, 69, 76). It’s a drop in, so feel free to turn up when it suits you, although we do finish at 7pm. By the way we’ve responded to requests for a choice of days of the week.

Please sign up here and please mention to others who might be interested.

We’re always pleased to hear your suggestions and comments.







Want to be more savvy on social media?

Guess what, expert help is here already!

If you are a volunteer or part of a community group or charity and would like some expert  help on any aspect of social media so you can make that extra impact why not come along to the Social Media Surgery on Tuesday 17 November 5.30 to 7pm at the Loco Lounge, Kings Heath High St.

Click this link if you want to book a place in advance or have a query about anything (apart from the meaning of life).

SMS 17Nov

Help with social media and open data

Forthcoming Social Media Surgeries are happening at

the Loco Lounge, 32-34 High St, Kings Heath, B14 7JT  from  5.30pm to 7pm on

  • Tuesday 5 May
  • Monday 1 June
  • Monday 13 July

To find out more and book a place  please visit

If you’re involved in a community group or a charity and would like some help with social media, you’re very welcome to come to any of our surgeries. They are free, friendly events every month where you can sit with someone who will be able to help you with any aspect of internet communication, Facebook, Twitter, blogging or accessing data. It’s relaxed and informal, we focus on the help you need at the pace that suits you. You don’t necessarily need to book in advance but it can help us to know how many people to expect, and you can always let us know in advance if there’s anything in particular you want help with.

As well as helping you get your head around how social media can   further your cause or voluntary work, we can also help you use data better or even use open government data. For a little more on help with data come along and talk to us or take a quick look here.

Dates for Kings Heath Residents Forum Meetings 2015

Monthly meeting dates

The Forum meetings are held at Whitesmith Croft common room, Silver Street, Kings Heath, B14 7QR (opposite the public car park). Please knock on the main brown door and we’ll let you in.

Whitesmith Croft on Silver Street

Meeting start at 7:00pm and take place on:

  • Wednesday, 4 March 2015
  • Wednesday, 1 April 2015
  • Wednesday, 6 May 2015
  • Wednesday, 3 June 2015
  • Wednesday, 1 July 2015
  • Wednesday, 5 August 2015
  • Wednesday, 2 September 2015

To link to all the events of the Forum please go to our events page.