….Academy of Sound Cubase workshops almost fully booked….only a few tickets left for 100 Stories Friday…..listen out for DATfest on Cross Rhythms radio Friday morning…Twitterbug – a play being written on Twitter, launches here….pop-up event Static featuring Bitjam at The Exchange on Saturday night…along with lots of DIY digital goodies…
LATEST NEWS MONDAY 21ST FEBRUARY
…DATfest brochure downloadable here….
…Lego animation workshops fully booked….call Stoke City Central Library to go on waiting list…
Friday 25 February – Sunday 27 February 2011
Stoke-on-Trent’s first ever digital arts and social media festival takes over venues and streets across the city centre for a weekend of events. Almost all of it will be free, with some events being ticketed and many drop-in.
The festival kicks off on Friday night with a multi-media electro-acoustic concert event at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery performed by musicians from Keele University Music Technology Group.
On Saturday we take to the streets with B Arts’ 100 Stories – a unique walking tour around the city centre looking at Stoke’s hidden histories that blends live performance, projection and digital soundscapes.
On Sunday we end with a special bITjAM performance #mediafail. The digital discards we all have cluttering up our hard drives – out of focus photos, phone messages and video of the sky – will be transformed live into magical sounds and images.
As well as performance events there’s a full workshop programme that encourages all ages to join in and get creative. At the Central Library there’s social media surgeries for the over-fifties that will have you Flickering and Facebooking in no time; Lego animation workshops that will create brickfilms from your minifigure collection; and Mediafail workshops that provide a final resting place for your digital mistakes.
You can also join us and help make DATfest even richer. PechaKucha night is an opportunity to share your creative ideas in a fun and fast event in 20 slides or less, and the Artmob web project will enable you to programme your own bit of the Festival.
If you’ve got a suggestion for an event or would like to know more do get in touch at email@example.com
Keep up with all the DATFEST news at www.datfest.org.uk
DATFEST is co-ordinated by bITjAM and supported by B Arts and Stoke City Council. It is a part of Stoke Your Fires, Stoke’s animation and film festival.