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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Pollution Explorers with Ling Tan in Macclesfield

Back in June, the IDST crew, which meets weekly at MaccArtsSpace, were joined by Future Everything Fault Lines artist Ling Tan for a Pollution Explorers workshop. This is a guest blog post by Simon Ross, IDST co-founder. Air quality and how to analyse and understand it, are at the heart of

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Children’s creative events in Crewe throughout the summer holidays

In August children in Crewe will be able to take part in a skills initiative which will develop their skills in design, printing, manufacturing and music. Cheshire East’s SHIFT digital activities programme has launched a new events initiative called ‘Make SHIFT Crewe’. This is in partnership with library services and Wavemaker,

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Convergence Symposium – films

This February our Convergence Symposium, brought to you by SHIFT and WEAVE, celebrated a year of digital activity across Cheshire East.  We had speakers from far and wide exploring the convergence between the arts and the digital, between creativity and tech. You can now see all the talks and in-conversations

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TrAction Crewe: A Huge Success

On Saturday 7 July TrAction, Crewe’s festival of science, movement and the arts returned for its third year running. Blending art, transport and technology, the festival took over the centre of Crewe. Live performances as part of Spare Parts Festival mixed into the bustling Crewe shopping centre, allowing members of

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Pollution Explorers with Future Everything and IDST!

SHIFT is really excited to be working with Future Everything on two upcoming exciting projects. We are working with some of their Fault Lines artists – a talent development and commissioning programme for art in technology innovation. One will bring an original digital arts commission to Cheshire East – we

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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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