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Our Future is Ancient for 2020 Vision – Barnaby Festival

Our Future is Ancient ~ a series of projections & storytelling on Saturday 20th June live streaming at Barnaby Festival Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival are presenting a digital programme over the weekend of 20th – 21st June to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Barnaby Festival was due to return to venues and spaces

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Creative cartoon animation image from Mako Create

Creative Online Taster Sessions – three new workshops with SHIFT & MAKO Create

We are excited to be offering three new online sessions with MAKO Create as part of our Creative Crewe programme. Priority has been given to the existing members of this group but 5 places are available for anyone else that is interested in getting involved from across the Cheshire East

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COSMOS 2019 Photo of Julie Freeman - artist

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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Tales of the Town

This June SHIFT commissioned artist ensemble One Five West to create interactive curiosity cabinets across Bollington, located at Clarence Mill, the rec, Market Place, St John’s Church and the viaduct. Each cabinet contained memories of people in the town that related to themes such as community, work and play. Artists

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Watch our full video of the Town Talk with Daito Manabe

Following the World Premiere of Daito Manabe’s COSMOS commission for Jodrell Bank’s Lovell Telescope at Bluedot festival, he joined us in July for our Town Talk to discuss the work. Developed in partnership with Abandon Normal Devices and SHIFT, this inaugural commission for COSMOS, a flagship international artist residency and

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COSMOS 2017 – Celestial Frequencies at bluedot

This summer as part of the bluedot festival we co-commissioned award winning Tokyo-based Media Artist, DJ and Programmer, Daito Manabe and Rhizomatiks Research for the COSMOS flagship international artists commission and residency at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. COSMOS invites an international artist to create a new audio-visual work developed

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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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View from the Long Gallery

A wintery tale of arts commissions

SHIFT’s Creative Director Louise Shannon on winter site visits to Little Moreton Hall, National Trust The winter has included more than one very chilly meeting in the grounds of the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall near Congleton. As part of the SHIFT exhibition programme, we have teamed up with Hannah Pierce,

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