SHIFT and FACT FUTURES at Spare Parts Festival

This weekend we were part of the Spare Parts Festival and the Sandbach Transport Festival, which took place all weekend across Sandbach. We brought the amazing Virtual Reality Playground and our FACT FUTURES: Future Cities game to showcase to the festival goers. Virtual Reality Playground is an immersive installation created

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Middlewich Photographic Competition 2018 launches

This year’s Middlewich photographic competition has been launched by Middlewich Town Council and Jugglers Management Accounting Services Ltd. The annual ‘Your Heritage’ competition sees residents submit their finest work in a bid to be crowned the best. This year’s competition sees a shift to digital-only entries, removing the need for

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Lego Stop Motion Animation Workshops

This Easter we decided to do something different with our family digital workshops programme.  The Lego clubs at the libraries across Cheshire East are really well established and successful (see for example our Facebook events page).  So we decided to add a digital element to the Lego clubs by training

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FACT FUTURES: An update

This year we have teamed up with FACT in Liverpool to create and deliver digital workshops across rural areas of Cheshire East.  FACT is a cinema, art gallery and the UK’s leading organisation for the support & exhibition of film, art and new media and they do world-leading digital outreach to

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Showcase of Macclesfield people and ideas at TEDx event

The inaugural TEDxMacclesfield will showcase speakers tackling some of humanity’s biggest questions with humour, optimism and insight. The event takes place on Saturday 28th April at Townley Street Chapel, Macclesfield and will include up to eight short talks in the spirit of TED, the international non-profit organisation devoted to ‘Ideas

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Virtual Reality February Half Term

This February we toured some of the libraries across Cheshire East (we visited Nantwich, Sandbach, Congleton, Holmes Chapel, Bollington and Knutsford) over February half term with our Virtual Reality (VR) playground. SHIFT is working with Dr Jess Symons, a Creative Economy Fellow at the University of Manchester who is using

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Public Art Commission, Macclesfield

Macclesfield Council seeks an experienced public artist to work with stakeholders to create unique artwork for the Town. Macclesfield train station is the gateway to the town for a large number of commuters, visitors, shoppers and residents. On leaving the station, travellers are currently faced with a blank, grey breeze-block

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New ‘industrial revolution’ declared!

“WE are currently living through an industrial revolution” – that was the declaration of Siemens’ learning and development head speaking at an exhilarating digital and art showcase at Macclesfield Town Hall. Dave Thomas, based at technology giant Siemens’ Congleton site, was among an array of influential industry experts at ‘CONVERGENCE’ on

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Photos: Convergence Symposium

We had a brilliant day at Macclesfield Town Hall this week at our Convergence Symposium.  We discussed and debated everything from addressing the skills and creativity gap, how to attract and retain the best talent and how important the convergence between the tech and the creative is. Check out our

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February Half Term: Let’s Draw in Virtual Reality

Want to draw with light? Find a library near you over half-term If you are interested in the emerging virtual reality world, then get to a Cheshire East Library over half-term. Researchers from the University of Manchester’s Institute for Cultural Practices are joining forces with SHIFT to do a  tour

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