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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SHIFT Digital Ambassador Call Out

DEADLINE: 12:00 on Tuesday 21 May 2019 Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and SHIFT are delighted to announce the second year for this exciting opportunity for residents of Cheshire East to gain skills and experience as digital Ambassadors for the COSMOS programme. COSMOS is flagship international art-science residency exploring deep space

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Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Director Vacancy (Maternity Cover)

SHIFT’s commissioning partner for the COSMOS residency at Jodrell Bank (July 2019) Abandon Normal Devices (AND) are currently seeking a Director (Mat Cover). Abandon Normal Devices is a catalyst for new approaches to art making and digital invention. All details can be found on their website:  https://www.andfestival.org.uk/blog/director-mat-cover/   COSMOS by

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Wanted: Sound Artist for Silk is the Soul

Silk a Soul is a project developed by and for young people exploring Macclesfield’s silk heritage through digital media. We are looking for a sound artist to work alongside artist Laurence Payot and Film-maker Tim Brunsden to create a soundtrack for a 360 film inspired by the silk heritage of

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108 Steps Projection-Mapped Installation, Macclesfield

Artist Matthew Rosier will bring Macclesfield’s historic 108 Steps to life with a playful, projection-mapped installation later this month. Commissioned by SHIFT  with support from Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival, Arts Council England and Cheshire East Council, Matthew Rosier’s 108 Steps projection will be on display on the evenings of 26, 27 and 28

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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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Celebrating our Crewe Craft project

Between May 2017 and March 2018, young people in Crewe took part in a series of workshops to re-create Crewe’s historic buildings in the popular game Minecraft. Through the game and using items from Cheshire Archives, they learnt about the history of their town as they reconstructed the designs of

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Meet our COSMOS Ambassadors

During the lead up to the bluedot festival, and during the festival weekend, our COSMOS Ambassadors engaged in a series of workshops and research trips out to Jodrell Bank in anticipation of Hidden in Plain Sight by COSMOS artist Addie Wagenknecht. The purpose of the programme was to give an

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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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