The SBm Hub

The SBm Hub

SilenceBreaker Media aims to reduce waste by collecting and rebuilding used computers for the benefit of disadvantaged communities in South Yorkshire –  including Maltby (Rotherham), Thurnscoe (Barnsley), and Edlington (Doncaster) - providing them with low-cost, ethical computers and training for them to get online, and get communicating using multimedia. SilenceBreaker Media have three clear aims:

1) connect people via technology;

2) save waste; and,

3) make media technology materials available at low cost

SilenceBreaker Media run a community media lounge in Shalesmoor, Sheffield – the SBm Hub.

Facilities and activities include:


• access to the internet and computer resources through £1 per hour internet cafe, which has on-site volunteers to help with technical problems.
• workshops on social media, multimedia and computer training/reconditioning
• volunteering opportunities in multimedia and computer training/reconditioning
• hiring out of media materials.
• sales of low cost reconditioned computers (some from as low as £15!).
• provides a space for members of the public, groups and organisations to drop off and donate used computer materials so that they can be reconditioned and reused in the community in projects, workshops and also the SBm Hub IT shop
• hiring out the venue for other organisation’s and groups to run workshops and events from as low as £10 per hour

It has a close running bus and tram route and is around a 10-15 minute walk from the City Centre.

 

Contact Details

Telephone: 0114 438 2016
Our Address is SilenceBreaker Media, 1 Bowling Green Street, Sheffield, S3 8SU
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Booking Details

For booking infomation contact Jane Watkinson
Contact the booking clerk by email
Telephone 0114 438 2016

Bookings can be made by phone or email.

Events and information

Events and Information:

10am-4pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Venue hire available every day at any time depending on booking requirments and details.

Facilities

Activity Pane

Activity Contact Time Room
Venue hire starting at £10.00 per hour Jane Watkinson Flexible All
£1.00 per hour Internet Cafe Jane Watkinson 10am-4pm Main Room
Donate Computers to the Organisation Jane Watkinson 10am-4pm Main Room
Activity Contact Time Room
£1.00 per hour Internet Cafe Jane Watkinson 10am-4pm Main Room
Donate Computers to the Organisation Jane Watkinson 10am-4pm Main Room
Venue hire starting at £10.00 per hour Jane Watkinson Flexible All
Computer Repair Volunteering Jane Watkinson 1pm-3pm Main Room
Activity Contact Time Room
Venue hire starting at £10.00 per hour Jane Watkinson Flexible All
Activity Contact Time Room
£1.00 per hour Internet Cafe Jane Watkinson 10am-4pm Main Room
Computer Repair Volunteering Jane Watkinson 1pm-3pm Main Room
Donate Computers to the Organisation Jane Watkinson 10am-4pm Main Room
Venue hire starting at £10.00 per hour Jane Watkinson Flexible All
Activity Contact Time Room
Venue hire starting at £10.00 per hour Jane Watkinson Flexible
£1.00 per hour Internet Cafe Jane Watkinson 10am-4pm
Donate Computers to the Organisation Jane Watkinson 10am-4pm
Activity Contact Time Room
Venue hire starting at £10.00 per hour Jane Watkinson Flexible All
Activity Contact Time Room
Venue hire starting at £10.00 per hour Jane Watkinson Flexible All

Location

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Available Rooms

Main Room

Seating Capacity: 12

Standing capacity: 25


Staff Room/Office

Seating Capacity: 3

Standing capacity: 6


Storage Room

Standing capacity: 2