SATURDAY 24 MARCH

OLDHAM LIBRARY / GALLERY OLDHAM

WORKSHOPS!!! DIGITAL ART!!! DIGITAL PERFORMANCE!!! PHOTOGRAPHY!!! ANIMATION!!! ARTS AWARD!!!

Returning for a third year Peshkar Productions presents the Young Digitals Festival 2018 – #YDF18

Join us for a weekend of digital wonder, explorations and experiments.

Have you ever wanted to make your own DIGITAL ART?

Have you ever wanted to star in your own digital film?

Now is your chance to explore how to do this and to take part in YDF 2018

WORKSHOPS

Sessions Take Place From 11am – 4pm

We will be running 4 workshops with some of the best professional artists for you to get digitally active as well as having a lot of fun.

Workshops are open to all young people (and parents are welcome as well).

Completely Free – No Need To Book – Just Turn Up

Saturday 24 March – 11am – 4pm

GIF Making Workshop – between 11am – 4pm

Children’s Library
Come and explore how to make a GIF with our fantastic artist Sufea Mohamad-Noor

Light Painting Workshop – 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

Oldham Library Performance Space
Come and make your own special piece of digital art, play with lights and cameras with artist Tolu Sholanke

 

Sonic Experiments Workshop – Between 11am and 4pm

Children’s Library
Make your own music and sonic landscape with artist Kevin Testagrossa

 

Digital Storytelling Workshop – 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

Children’s Library
Come and take pictures around Oldham Library and then create your own stories with artist Fay Beesley

#4F4O4U4R Performance – 1pm – Oldham Library Performance Space

Come along to the premiere of the digital performance art piece #4F4O4U4R. Created and performed by young people from Waterhead Academy, Oasis Academy Oldham and Mahdlo Youth Zone. You get to choose what is performed and when.

All workshops and performances are walk-up or places can be booked on the day of the festival, simply approach the Peshkar desk in the library reception.

Workshops will take place across Oldham Library –  Just follow the signs for YDF18

ARTS AWARD

At last years YDF17 festival 40 young people achieved an Arts Award qualification simply by taking part in the day and keeping a diary of their activities and their thoughts. This year we’ll be offering this chance to earn an arts qualification again. And best of all it’s all FREE.

OLDHAM DIGITAL FESTIVAL

RUNNING ALONGSIDE YDF18 WILL BE OLDHAM LIBRARIES DIGITAL FESTIVAL. LOTS OF EXCITING ACTIVITIES FOR GROWN UPS TO TAKE PART IN DIGITAL FESTIVITIES AS WELL.

Smart Materials workshop 1-4pm with We Heart Tech. Free make and play activities for all ages. Join us and get creative with materials that change properties in different environments.

Micro:bits station – 11am-4pm Visit the library stall to try out a BBC Micro:bit and even borrow one to take home.

Google Digital Bus – Do a free course with Google. Choose from Writing for Social Media (11am-12pm), Build a Digital Marketing Plan (1-2pm) and Social Media Strategy (3-4pm) No need to book, just turn up. Perfect for self employed people and small businesses.

Retro gaming with UKGN – Play your favourite retro games and discover new ones with UKGN. No need to book, just turn up.

Baby coders – Try out our robot mice and Ozobots, an introduction to coding for the under 5s.

Hour of Code for Over 60’s

Have a go at coding at our Digital Festival!

A fun session for beginners where we combine tea and tech while learning the basics of coding.

Try something different and meet new people. FREE session

Animation Creation

Have a go at stop motion animation at Oldham Libraries Digital Festival!

More info:http://www.oldham-council.co.uk/libevent/events/view/united-kingdom/oldham/oldham-library/digital-festival

MORE INFO

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Originally formed in 1991 as a community theatre project for Oldham’s Asian community, Peshkar has evolved into the UK’s leading participatory arts organisation targeting young people who are deemed hard to reach or socially disadvantaged.

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Telephone: 0161 620 4284

Email: hello@peshkar.co.uk

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