Digital Saturdays

This March in the run-up to the Young Digitals Festival we are bringing back our Digital Saturdays programme which sees amazing digital artists from the Peshkar Artist Development pool taking up residence in local libraries for a few hours. During this time they will share their practice with anyone who wants to get involved by running exciting, family friendly participatory activities. This is a great opportunity for young person who is interested in real-world art activities. 

Interested in the Young Digitals Festival happening 30th March? All the details here!

Here is a breakdown of what we have on offer this year: 

2nd March @ Royton Library
Rochdale Rd, Royton, Oldham OL2 6QJ

Join professional photographer Tolu Sholanke to create your very own video flip book. Be the star of your own animated video and learn camera techniques from a pro!

9th March @ Lees Library
9 Thomas St, Lees, Oldham OL4 5DA

Join theatre professional Hollie Wimpenny to complete a series of interactive challenges and help her create a new online treasure hunt for others to complete.

Follow Hollie on Twitter! @HollieWimpenny

16th March @ Northmoor Library
Chadderton Way, Oldham OL9 6DH

Artist Bridget Hines will be resident in Northmoor Library on the 16th to help you create your own piece of ‘Glitch Art’. Using computer software, cameras and your own imagination you will make an artwork by disrupting the code that lies beneath your images.

Follow Bridget on Twitter: @thetruetegdirb

23rd March @ Failsworth Library 397
Oldham Road, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0FJ
(in the Town Hall building).

Writer, theatre maker and VJ Ryan Gilmartin will be at Failsworth Library to help you create your own digital stories using apps accessible on your phone or tablet.

Follow Ryan on Twitter: @RyanMGilmartin

All workshops take place between 10.30am and 12.30pm and are drop in. Workshops are family friendly, small children must be supervised and parents are encouraged to get involved. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Photo by Ahmad Dirini on Unsplash

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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