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Our Future is Ancient for 2020 Vision – Barnaby Festival

Our Future is Ancient ~ a series of projections & storytelling on Saturday 20th June live streaming at Barnaby Festival Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival are presenting a digital programme over the weekend of 20th – 21st June to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Barnaby Festival was due to return to venues and spaces

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Creative Online Taster Sessions – three new workshops with SHIFT & MAKO Create

We are excited to be offering three new online sessions with MAKO Create as part of our Creative Crewe programme. Priority has been given to the existing members of this group but 5 places are available for anyone else that is interested in getting involved from across the Cheshire East

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Crewe is looking for the next generation of Creatives

Young people are being given the chance to get creative and try new things such as film making and computer game design. MakoCreate has been commissioned by Cheshire East Council to deliver a three-year project offering young people, who are facing challenging circumstances, opportunities to learn new skills and find

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Call Out for Digital Ambassadors: Wave-Field Crewe & Salford

Wave-Field – outdoor digital art installation AMBASSADORS PROGRAMME OPEN CALL / DEADLINE: Sunday 10 November 2019 Cheshire East Council, SHIFT and QuaysCulture are delighted to announce this exciting opportunity for residents of Greater Manchester and Cheshire East. Wave-Field is an internationally renowned artwork produced by Lateral Office and CS Design

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Stunning artwork to light up Cheshire East

Illuminated Seesaws to turn North into Musical Playground! A hugely-popular travelling light & sound installation is set to wow crowds in Cheshire East this November! Wave-Field, a world-famous interactive art installation in the form of illuminated music generating seesaws, is embarking on a tour of the north of England, from

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EU Code Week in Cheshire East Libraries

Cheshire East Council’s Shift programme for digital, creative technology and new media has received funding from Google to deliver computer coding based activity as part of EU Code Week. This funding enables us to run public access and schools workshops in partnership with Libraries across the borough over two weeks

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Silk Is The Soul – 360 at Treacle Market

Silk is the soul is a 360 video exploring the silk heritage of Macclesfield with a new perspective. Derelict mills left behind from the peak of the industrial revolution become the backdrop for a series of interventions, performed by young people from the town, and using silk processes as inspiration.

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Project to help unlock young people’s Creative & Digital talent

  A project has been launched to help unlock the creative talents of Crewe’s young people and inspire them to take up careers in digital and creative industries. MakoCreate has been commissioned by Cheshire East Council to deliver a three-year project offering young people, who are facing challenging circumstances, opportunities

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BBC VR in Cheshire Libraries this Summer

This Summer SHIFT is working with Cheshire East Libraries to promote BBC VR experience across the borough. Get ready to experience BBC storytelling like you never have before. In Virtual Reality you’re not just seeing the story, you’re part of it. Virtual Reality (VR) means experiencing stories in a fully

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COSMOS 2019 Residency – Artist Announced

SHIFT and Abandon Normal Devices (AND) are delighted to announce Julie Freeman as artist in residence for COSMOS 2019. Freeman is collaborating with Jodrell Bank astrophysicists to develop a new immersive audio-visual experience, to be showcased during bluedot festival. For COSMOS, bringing together Jodrell Bank Observatory’s world leading research and LiDAR scans

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