June’s going well so far – the sunny weather has returned and we’ve just launched a new website!
Vivacity is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status that manages many of Peterborough’s most popular culture and leisure facilities on behalf of Peterborough City Council. These include the Key Theatre and Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.
Our brief was to relaunch their website, showcasing Peterborough’s cultural and leisure venues as well as the huge number of events, attractions, festivals and workshops that they host.
Carl Timms led the project and said this:
It’s hard to get across just how big this site is. On a broad level we’ve had to ensure that the site’s structure is spot on so it’s easy to navigate and as accessible as possible. There’s been a lot of work on the details too, with some professional copywriting and subtle touches here and there to make discovering the site feel more intuitive.
It’s all powered by Backstage – the CMS that we’ve developed in-house to handle just this kind of site. It’s meant that we’ve been able to deliver the website quickly and with a lot of functionality that could otherwise have been very costly.
Venues and events each have their own pages with the content generated dynamically. Individual event pages (like this one for a Heritage Festival at the end of the month) are packed with key information, directions, relevant news and tastefully integrated social media features. There’s integration with ticketing systems where needed too.