Cheshire East Half Term Events

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CheshireEditor Wed 15-Feb-17 20:15:53

CHESHIRE EAST is delighted to announce the launch of SHIFT – its
brand new borough-wide programme celebrating digital arts and tech in
2017 and beyond. Featuring a jam-packed series of events and hands-on
activities, from exhibitions, installations and workshops to talks,
tech meet ups and pop-up maker stations - SHIFT is bursting full of
inspiring and creative things to do, see, create and experience for
novices and professionals alike, of all ages and abilities.

Whether you're a code loving kid, a techie beginner or whizz, a family
in search of something new or even a digital pro making the next
award-winning app – these forthcoming events offer something for all
across the region.

SHIFT clicks into action for families from February half term with a
family programme designed to inspire little people with big ideas and
digital dreams. From FEBRUARY 20TH both CREWE LIBRARY and MACCLESFIELD
PRINT MILL will run a fantastic and fun series of digital maker
sessions, workshops and activities introducing new technologies to
mini makers across Cheshire East. All sessions – including wearable
tech, art with conductive ink and circuit making - will get brains
buzzing and fingers flapping over keyboards, coding and crafts.
Additional themes for family half term events during the year include:
future cities, transport and food; bio-hacking; e-textiles and ethical
hacking.

FEBRUARY HALF TERM PROGRAMME:

Sessions run from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm for children accompanied by a
grown up. All events are free but some places are limited. Details of
how to reserve a place are listed where relevant below

MONDAY 20TH FEBRUARY

MAKEY MAKEY HUMAN PLAYABLE KEYBOARD

Use your body to make music in this quite literal hands-on activity -
where each child's hand becomes playable. Take it in turns to tap
out a tune and make different sounds through the power of touch and a
bit of tech. It's not every day you can become part of a human
keyboard. Crewe Library. __Drop In_ 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm__. Suitable
for all ages. Free_

TUESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY:

COPPER CIRCUITS WORKSHOPS

Join ONE FIVE WEST for a creative copper circuits workshop. Make your
very own take home light-up posters and cards from a very simple
circuit made using copper tape. When the circuit is completed with a
push button, the led will light up. This fantastic workshop offers the
fundamentals of how circuits work. Timed sessions run from 10-12 and
1-3. Each session lasts 45 minutes. _Crewe Library. __Suitable for
ages 7 and upwards__. Booking: 01270 375295
crewe.library@cheshireeast.gov.uk_

MAKEY MAKEY HUMAN PLAYABLE KEYBOARD

Use your body to make music in this quite literal hands-on activity -
where each child's hand becomes playable. Take it in turns to tap
out a tune and make different sounds through the power of touch and a
bit of tech. It's not every day you can become part of a human
keyboard. 10am-12pm _Macclesfield Print Mill, Drop In. Free. Suitable
for all ages_

WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY:

INTERACTIVE MONSTER MAKERS

Even tiny tots can learn about tech this half term. In this drop in
family workshop, use conductive ink to create a circuit and make your
very own take home monster. Bare Conductive is non-toxic electrically
conductive ink that enables everybody and anybody to draw circuits and
connect electrical components. _Crewe Library. Suitable for __all
ages__. _Drop In_ 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm_

CREATE YOUR OWN LIGHT UP ANIMAL BADGE OR FLOWER BRACELET

Using simple e-textile components, and the most simple and basics of
circuit building, crafty kids can create and customise their very own
wearable tech badge or bracelet to brighten up their weekends before a
return to school beckons! Suitable for ages 5 and up, _Macclesfield
Print Mill. _Session runs 10.00am, 10.45am and 11.30am. Booking via
the Print Mill's facebook page: www.facebook.com/theprintmillmacc/
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THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY:

PATTERNCRAFT

Discover the joys of crafting, fusing old and new technologies. Come
along to create an 8x8 punch-card design using traditional punch and
hammer. Feed your card into the reader and by the magic of Python
code, converting the physical holes into binary files of 0s and 1s,
build it on a Minecraft Map. Family drop in activity. Crewe Library.
Drop In_ 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm. Suitable for all ages. Free_

INTERACTIVE MONSTER MAKERS

Even tiny tots can learn about tech this half term. In this drop in
family workshop, use conductive ink to create a circuit and make your
very own take home monster. Bare Conductive is non-toxic electrically
conductive ink that enables everybody and anybody to draw circuits and
connect electrical components. _Macclesfield Print Mill. Suitable for
_all ages_. _Drop In_ 10am-12pm_

FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY:

CREATE YOUR OWN LIGHT UP ANIMAL HEAD BADGE OR FLOWER BRACELET

What nicer way to the end the week than with a spot of LED lunacy...
Using simple e-textile components, and the most simple and basics of
circuit building, crafty kids can create and customise their very own
wearable tech badge or bracelet to brighten up their weekends before a
return to school beckons! _Crewe Library. __Suitable for ages 5 and
up,_ Booking:_ 01270 375295 crewe.library@cheshireeast.gov.uk_
10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm

Voicesinmyear Sun 19-Feb-17 17:50:38

They do sound good. Think I might be popping in one one of the day smile

CheshireEditor Mon 20-Feb-17 16:56:52

Patterncraft or interactive monster makes? smile

Voicesinmyear Tue 28-Feb-17 20:59:18

Sorry Ed, didn't go in the end due to the demands of juggling elderly parents and the children. Did you go?

CheshireEditor Thu 02-Mar-17 16:18:48

No my children too old :-)

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