COSMOS Ambassadors Programme: Open Call

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and SHIFT are delighted to announce an exciting new opportunity for residents of Cheshire East. COSMOS is a flagship international art-science residency exploring deep space at Jodrell Bank Observatory. Scheduled to take place annually COSMOS invites an international artist to create a new audio-visual work developed

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Playable City Tokyo Residency 2018 Open for Applications

Applications open until May 16.   Watershed and the  British Council seek two UK-based creative professionals to participate in a two-stage Playable City Tokyo Residency in June and September 2018. The Playable City Tokyo Residency is an opportunity to collaboratively research and develop playful ideas at the intersection of art, technology, society

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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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Middlewich Photographic Competition 2018 launches

This year’s Middlewich photographic competition has been launched by Middlewich Town Council and Jugglers Management Accounting Services Ltd. The annual ‘Your Heritage’ competition sees residents submit their finest work in a bid to be crowned the best. This year’s competition sees a shift to digital-only entries, removing the need for

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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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Showcase of Macclesfield people and ideas at TEDx event

The inaugural TEDxMacclesfield will showcase speakers tackling some of humanity’s biggest questions with humour, optimism and insight. The event takes place on Saturday 28th April at Townley Street Chapel, Macclesfield and will include up to eight short talks in the spirit of TED, the international non-profit organisation devoted to ‘Ideas

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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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Public Art Commission, Macclesfield

Macclesfield Council seeks an experienced public artist to work with stakeholders to create unique artwork for the Town. Macclesfield train station is the gateway to the town for a large number of commuters, visitors, shoppers and residents. On leaving the station, travellers are currently faced with a blank, grey breeze-block

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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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