SHIFT Artists Talk of the Town

SHIFT is excited to announce a series of events this Summer, where you can hear artists talk about how they work in a digital context and collaborate to create innovative digital art commissions in towns across East Cheshire. Launching with Colony in Crewe, hear Alison Ballard and Mike Blow discuss this visually arresting and aurally entrancing work

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New digital art commission for Little Moreton Hall, Congleton

We’re delighted to announce our collaboration with Trust New Art at the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall to co- commission UK artist and composer, Scanner, to produce a new artwork in 2017.    Titled The Dreamer is Still Asleep, the artwork is part of Little Moreton Hall’s  ‘How We Used to

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World Premiere // COSMOS 2017 // international art-science residency

COSMOS is a flagship international artists commission and residency for the iconic Lovell Telescope, commissioned by Jodrell Bank Observatory, Bluedot, Abandon Normal Devices and SHIFT (Cheshire East Council) 7 – 9 July 2017 // bluedot festival // 11pm – 3am Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire (UK) COSMOS is a new collaboration

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Digital Inspiration for Kids this Whit Half Term

SHIFT clicks into action for families once again over the Whit holidays from Tuesday 30 May with a free, hands-on programme designed to inspire little people with big ideas and digital dreams. Cheshire East’s borough-wide programme celebrating digital arts and tech in 2017 and beyond features hands-on activities, from exhibitions, installations and workshops

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Crewecraft – building Crewe in Minecraft

The town of Crewe is to be re-created in Minecraft as part of a new educational and research project. The Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Young Roots’ programme has awarded almost £26,000 to fund the Crewecraft project, which is being delivered as part of SHIFT by Cheshire East Council’s cultural economy team,

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Tales of the Town – Public Art Exhibition Bollington

SHIFT – Cheshire East’s borough-wide programme celebrating digital arts and tech – continues to promote digital experiences in unexpected spaces this summer with Tales of the Town in Bollington from 2-4 June.     From the 2–4 June, interactive curiosity cabinets will land in the post-industrial town of Bollington, awaiting

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WEAVE Taskforce launched to promote the creative and digital sector

Cheshire East Council’s Skills and Growth Company has created a new taskforce to boost the creative and digital sector across the borough. Called the Weave network, the industry-led group will promote the sector, address skills gaps and help ensure creative and digital businesses can continue to flourish. Cheshire East is

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Introducing FREE PatternCraft Schools Workshops

PatternCraft is an analogue to digital punchcard reader that teaches the fundamentals of programming and encoding data through the write once medium of a physical punched card. With links to binary and the computing curriculum as a whole, PatternCraft is a cross curricula tool that can be used for in

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Science meets Art meets Commuters at Crewe Station

SHIFT brings digital experiences to unusual and surprising spaces this March with the launch of Living Sculpture (Virtual), on Platform 6 at Crewe Station from Friday 10 March and offers the perfect antidote to busy travellers as they pass through the station. This digital and interactive installation has been created by award-winning,

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Digital Inspiration for Kids this Easter

SHIFT clicks into action for families once again over the Easter holidays from Friday 7 April with a free, hands-on programme designed to inspire little people with big ideas and digital dreams. Cheshire East’s borough-wide programme celebrating digital arts and tech in 2017 and beyond features hands-on activities, from exhibitions, installations

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