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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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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Dreamy Digital Discoveries: our animation

Last October we took over Little Moreton Hall with Wild Rumpus and sound artist Scanner to create Dreamy Digital Discoveries: a stop motion animation film drawn and created by children with a soundtrack scored by Scanner. Check out the wonderful animation here: The imaginations of the children totally amazed us,

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Plants & Synths at Just So festival

This August new media and electronic artist Laura Pullig brought her plants & synths workshop to Just So festival as part of the SHIFT summer programme. These workshops allow people to build their own plant synths and make weird sounds with plants, leaves and moss.  Laura has created a plant

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Digital Discovery Family Day at Little Moreton Hall

On Saturday 14th October we hosted a digital discovery day with Little Moreton Hall. Workshops were led by International composer and sound artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) and local art collective Wild Rumpus, creators of the Just So festival. Visitors created an animation and accompanying soundtrack inspired by the dream anecdotes

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Active Halloween in Crewe

SHIFT is involved in some fantastic activities to get you up and about in Crewe this Halloween. First up is the App-based Adventure Trail Every day until the 29th October you can download the ‘Mobile Adventures’ App and scan the code for your day. Explore the Town Centre and complete

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