Young Digitals Festival 2019

All events are free and kicks off at 11:00 am and runs to 3:30pm. Each activity will be going on throughout the whole afternoon, no need to book in advance, just stop by any time and get creative!

You’ll be able to :

  • sample the UK premiere of the Alternarration Collective’s artworks created in response to the Digital Stories brief.
  • see some fantastic artwork created by local games design students at Oldham College.
  • take part in workshops in:
    • VJ-ing
    • Glitch Art
    • Photography
    • Coding
    • Create a digital treasure hunt with artists from Peshkar, University Campus Oldham and MakoCreate

All Day Events ( 11.00 am – 3.30 pm)

The Ministry of Disinformation – create your own passport and create your own identity to take with you through the festival. Get stamps in your passport for all of the activities you undertake during the day and achieve a Discover Arts Award.

Glitch Art – join artist Bridget Hines to play with images and create you own piece of glitch art that can then be animated into a GIF.

Digital Treasure Hunt – Hollie Wimpenny is off on a treasure hunt around the library and needs your help! Help her find and photograph objects of importance and use the online platform, Kahoot, to build a trail around the festival.

VJ for the Day – The library is your canvas. Join artist Ryan Gilmartin in creating and manipulating images. Play with projection mapping, animating the library and creating a brand new world!

Code-A-Drone – MakoCreate’s Code-A-Drone workshop, shows participants the power of coding in a fun and creative environment. During the activity, the participants learn how to pilot a mini-drone to take off, fly, turn, do stunts, and land safely using block based coding and swift. They are then given a range of challenges that put these new skills to the test. During the workshop, each participant is provided with an iPad to write their code and a mini-drone to attempt the different challenges. No previous coding of drone flying experience is necessary! 


Share your images from the day on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ydf19 #oldhamdigifest

Want more? Check out Oldham Libraries and find out even more activities that will be happening throughout the afternoon! 

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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