EU Code Week – Google Grant success!

Here at SHIFT HQ we are super excited to receive a #GrowWithGoogle grant to run Digital and Creative Technology workshops this October as part of @CodeWeekEU ! Computer science education is booming across Europe as it is being increasingly recognized as critical to young people’s academic preparation for the new global economy. Many children and young people do

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Beyond Ultimate Reality Summer Programme Crewe

A summer programme of digital and creative activity for ages 12-17… no experience needed… download the poster here A5 flyer Summer    

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Crewe: Beyond Ultimate Reality – Calling the artists of Crewe

→Wanted: Calling the artists of Crewe and Cheshire East: Are you interested in getting into digital art and new technologies?   Artists are invited to develop their digital skills and participatory practice as part of an Arts Council England grant funded project to develop creative arts experiences for young people

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Crewe Beyond Ultimate Reality: Calling the youth of Crewe!

We are looking for a group of young people aged 12-17 to join us to create the future of Crewe together. We’ll meet in weekly sessions (on Monday early evenings), culminating in a big public event in October. What is it? Crewe: Beyond Ultimate Reality is a library creative arts

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COSMOS Ambassadors Programme: Open Call

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and SHIFT are delighted to announce an exciting new opportunity for residents of Cheshire East. COSMOS is a flagship international art-science residency exploring deep space at Jodrell Bank Observatory. Scheduled to take place annually COSMOS invites an international artist to create a new audio-visual work developed

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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. Our FACT FUTURES: Future Landscapes 2050 game gave festival goers the opportunity to describe how Cheshire East might look in 32 years time.  People choose a series of 3d

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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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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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Lego Stop-Motion Animation Workshops at Crewe Library

Celebrating Digital Creativity in Cheshire East Libraries To celebrate digital creativity in Crewe, Crewe Library held Lego Stop-Motion Workshops in association with Mako Education on Monday 19th February. The workshops were a perfect activity to get young people to discover and show off their creative talents. During the workshops children

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