Singing for their supper …
Cupar’s Amateur Musical Society has teamed up with CuparNow, the town’s new Digital Improvement District, to help promote and sell the Society’s upcoming production.
Raymond Young of the Society explains: “We have a box office running in the town for two weeks ahead of our show – Kipps – that starts on the Tuesday 4 February … but we have no internet connection.” Raymond approached CuparNow.
Richard Watson of Destination Digital – the company running CuparNow – was “delighted to help” and they stepped in to provide a solution.
Richard explains: “We’re running the free CuparNow wi-fi in the town centre as part of the project’s service delivery. It has been used by thousands since it went live last year – and more than 750 users have signed-up to receive updates from the town’s businesses and organisations.” Richard adds: “We were able to patch in additional bandwidth to provide CAMS with a temporary solution, providing free broadband for their box office facility on Crossgate for the two-week countdown to their event.”
Raymond expressed the Society’s appreciation saying: “We have run temporary box office facilities before, but always using someone’s phone data – a real inconvenience and a cost. The CuparNow team have been very supportive. They met for a site visit and we had broadband up and running the same day.”
The box office is running at the Caring for Cupar premises on Crossgate every day until the 7 February between 10am and 3pm.
The CAMS project has led CuparNow to look at how other community groups could be best supported. Simon Baldwin of Destination Digital adds: “We are working with the project’s steering group to look at Cupar’s community properties – those which have community access but that have little or no wi-fi coverage. If we can help to extend our network for community benefit, we are more than happy to do so.”
A scoping project is to be undertaken to identify all community asset premises in the town and then explore the wi-fi requirements of the many groups using them. Simon adds: “This is exactly the kind of strategic collaboration our digital improvement district is able to consider – to improve digital participation and to provide digital support to multiple audiences.”
FLASH BANG WALLOP!!
The Society are performing Kipps from the 4th – 8th February in Cupar’s Corn Exchange.
“CAMS is delighted to announce that we will be performing the regional amateur premiere of Kipps, The New Half A Sixpence Musical! This is the 2016 West End Revival version that was produced by Cameron McIntosh and was nominated for 3 Laurence Olivier Awards!”
For more, visit their Event’s page or pop into Caring for Cupar to their box office on Crossgate.
Mutual Preservation Society!
CAMS came to our aid when CuparNow was campaigning for support back in the December (2019). They created their own version of ‘The very model” … but this time, “...of a modern town that’s digital“! You can watch their rendition via our YouTube link below – and you can subscribe to our channel to see more videos from the town, its organisations and businesses.
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