Wokingham Borough Council’s free Wocca Arts and Culture app is proving the perfect accessory for residents wanting to keep up to date with what’s going on in the borough over the summer. Whether you’re interested in seeing what’s going on in your local library, discovering a new music festival, tracking down an outdoor cinema screening, or finding out about local art classes so you can learn a new skill there’s something for all ages and groups to enjoy.
The Wocca mobile phone app, aims to raise the profile of arts and culture across the borough and to give local event organisers the opportunity to showcase some of the fantastic free and paid activities going on throughout the year.
The app also includes a fun family game called Wocca Explorers, which encourages families to get out and discover more about the area, tracking down markers at different locations in the borough before finding out fun facts and playing interactive games.
“We’re sure Wocca will be a big hit with residents as they try it out for themselves and find out just how much happens in the borough,” said Cllr Laura Blumenthal, deputy executive member for arts and culture. “When we launched it last year the focus was on virtual events due to Covid-19 restrictions but, as things have opened up and more is happening again, it’s the perfect opportunity for residents to have the latest information about things to do at their fingertips.
“It’s also a great opportunity for local organisers to help promote their events to a wider audience as we’re seeing increasing numbers downloading the app as word spreads. We know this was a big concern for many local organisers when we consulted on the Arts and Culture strategy and the app was designed to fill some of this gap.”
People interested in finding out more about the app can go to the dedicated page by going onto the Council website at: www.wokingham.gov.uk and searching for Wocca. The app is available to download for both Android and Apple devices from their respective App stores.
The Wocca Arts and Culture app page also includes a form which events organisers can complete and send to the arts and culture team to get their event, workshop, or class added to the listings section. Cultural businesses and locations can also put themselves forward for consideration as a potential point of interest on the Explorers section of the app.
The Wocca Arts and Culture App was designed and developed in partnership with local experts Volume AI and was funded through the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership’s (TVLEP) Smart Cities fund to promote innovation in public service delivery and local entrepreneurs.
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