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this place [of mine] Summer Pop-Up Programme

Fri 23rd - Mon 26th July 2021

A series of interactive public event and hands-on workshops celebrating Stalybridge heritage and culture through art and creativity

This place [of mine] Summer Pop-Up Programme springs into action this week with the launch of a series of special public activities and hands-on workshops celebrating heritage and history through art and creativity.

From 23rd-26th July, Holy Trinity Church’s courtyard and garden, and neighbouring areas will be transformed into a creative space for people of all ages to connect with their place and discover what makes Stalybridge special.

FutureEverything brings this place [of mine], a digital world created in collaboration with young people and artists from across Greater Manchester, into the physical domain for the very first time! Visit the TPOM pop-up hub to explore our exciting digital environment to re-imagine the future of our towns and high streets.

Interested in digital art? Join this place [of mine] Stalybridge artist in residence Izzy Bolt for a series of digital workshops exploring community and identity. Using augmented reality (AR), Sparks and React.js to create face filters, 3D objects and more!

Join our fellow HAZ consortia members, Global Grooves, Made by Mortals and Sarah England School of Dance for the weekend of fun public activities, Afro-Brazilian percussion workshops, mindful dance classes, digital group workshops and much more.

Check out the full programme and how to register below.

What's on

Workshops & Activities

Friday 23rd July

14:00 – 17:00
this face [of mine] – Build AR masks and face filters with artist in residence Izzy Bolt
Meeting at St Matthews Church (Age 13+)

Design and create augmented reality (AR) masks and face filters using Spark AR. Thinking about community and identity, you’ll have the opportunity to choose the type of mask and upload this to social media yourself. You only need basic digital skills to join and you can bring your own laptop or use one of ours.
You must register to take part in this workshop as number are limited. Visit our Eventbrite page and get signed up.

17:00 – 21:00
this place [of mine] pop-up hub with FutureEverything
Holy Trinity Church courtyard

Drop in to the TPOM pop-up hub to explore our exciting digital environment, discover new artworks by five local artists and contribute your own thoughts and ideas for the future of Stalybridge. The pop-up hub activities are suitable for all ages.

17:00 – 21:00
Afro-Brazilian Percussion Workshop with Global Grooves
workshops take place on the hour, every hour (exc 21:00)
Holy Trinity Church Gardens

Get grooving with the street beats of Brazil. These African-inspired Brazilian instruments and rhythms bring the flavour of Carnival and sunshine to the event and give an insight in to the amazingly powerful styles of music.

Saturday 24th July

10:30 – 13:30
this place [in code] – Meet digital artist Izzy Bolt and Create 3D objects in virtual space with React.js
Meeting at St Matthews Church (Age 13+)

Walk along the Heritage Action Zone trail and use your phones to collect images of the colours, textures and patterns. Then learn how to transform these images into computerised textures and map them onto 3D objects in a virtual space using React.js. Javascript coding experience may be required. Don’t forget to bring your smartphone!
You must register to take part in this workshop as number are limited. Visit our Eventbrite page and get involved.

17:00 – 21:00
this place [of mine] pop-up hub with FutureEverything
Holy Trinity Church courtyard
Returning for a second day, the TPOM pop-up hub will be back and open to the public. Meet the FutureEverything team, see the interactive digital artworks on display and pick up a map and hit the Heritage Action Zone trail and see Stalybridge in a whole new light!

Monday 26th July

12:00 – 13:30
this story [of mine] – Digital storytelling with AR with artist in residence Izzy Bolt
Meeting at St Matthews Church and walking the heritage trail (Age 13+)

Using your mobile devices, instagram and the AR futurist mask filters, you will explore character, stories and ideas for a future Stalybridge. Walking along the Heritage trail you will experiment making short futurist videos with our digital masks so don’t forget your smartphones! This is for digital beginners.
You must register to take part in this workshop as number are limited. Visit our Eventbrite page to register.

14:30 – 16:30
Dance & Mask Workshop with the Sarah England School of Dance
Sarah England School of Dance, Clifford House (Age 11-16)

In this class you will learn mindful breathing techniques and exercises to help relax and calm the nervous system before engaging in mindful and creative dance.
You must register to take part in this workshop as number are limited. Visit our Eventbrite page and get signed up.

Other news

FutureEverything and fellow HAZ Cultural Consortia members Sarah England School of Dance, Global Grooves, Made by Mortals and Tameside Council would like to invite young people and residents of Stalybridge to take part in a special programme of fun, interactive activities that will encourage people to think differently about the future of our high streets and places.

The Stalybridge Cultural Consortia is leading on the High Streets Heritage Action Zones’ three year long cultural programme, aiming to make our high streets more attractive, engaging and vibrant places. The programme is designed to complement the Heritage Action Zone capital scheme delivered by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.