The Array Festival designed to inspire the Lancaster community to engage with digital technology, saw a whole host of events being showcased throughout the month of May. The event which was originally due to be hosted in various locations across Lancaster, launched as a virtual festival to ensure that the show could still go on despite the lockdown restrictions.
Over 25 online events took place as part of the festival line up including entrepreneur stories, insight talks, a community ideas generation session and roundtable chats and with over 300 attendees tuning in directly via zoom, with a reach of about 10,000 on Facebook Live videos.
A further 33 companies supported the festival including Mazuma Mobile, Skiddle, Cloud Commerce Pro and Relative Insight.
The festival chose to support the local charitable project Connecting Kids, to raise money for children in the Lancaster and Morecambe city region who don’t have access to the Internet and raised £150 for the worthwhile cause.
Daniel Knowles, Festival Organiser said “We are so pleased with how the festival has gone. Most importantly, we’ve achieved what we have set out to do, which was to raise the profile of the Lancaster and Morecambe Tech scene in the region.”
The event was sponsored by Fraser House, Digital Lancashire and further support was received by the Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce.