Stockport DigiFest is set to bring a day of fun digital activities on Saturday 18th February from 10.30am to 3.00pm at the town’s Central Library and the Hat Works museum.
Stockport DigiFest is FREE, suitable for all ages and all activities are drop-in, so drop by for a fun day with:
Make Stuff, powered by MadLab, where you’ll be able to make your own robot, learn how to make 3D Minecraft structures with code, solder a circuit with the Build a Badge workshop, see the 3D printer in action and make DIY touch screen gloves.
Digital art with David Boultbee, where Glass Work reads the colours in photographs and interprets them as sounds played on six hand blown glass gongs.
Digi Drop-in: For those who are a little frustrated or curious about smartphones, tablets and laptops, you can bring your own device to the Digi Drop-in, where we will have volunteers on hand during the events to answer any questions.
Digital Storytelling Showcase: For parents and children to learn how a variety of digital products can bring stories to life for children.
Coding scratch session: Never tried coding before and would like to try? These sessions are suitable for absolute beginners through to enthusiastic coders who would like to try something new. Bring your own devices with you for this supported coding experience.
Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Reform and Governance, said: “Stockport DigiFest will be packed full of interesting and creative digital activities for all ages and skill levels. Whether you already love digital or are a complete beginner this is your chance to have a go and learn something new whilst having fun.
“Digital skills are incredibly useful – they can make people’s lives so much easier and keep communities better connected. Developing digital skills is a priority for Stockport Council and we have organised DigiFest as part of our commitment to helping our residents make the most of digital.”
More information can be found about the event at Stockport Council’s website.