D:Circus Digital Art Project

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The D:Circus Digital Art Project is a two-year programme funded by Arts Council England and Wigan Council, working with Wigan libraries and museums to deliver high quality digital art.

This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone in Wigan borough and beyond, to grow and enhance their potential for digital expression and arts engagement.

The project will cover different aspects of digital art, perfectly capturing the excitement and variety of a digital circus.

Light Night Wigan & Leigh 2018 - Save the dates

Light Night events
 Event Date Time Description
Light Night, Leigh Thursday 25th October 5.30pm - 8.30pm An exciting evening of light and fun, including street performers and art work, a light night parade and more.
Light Night, Wigan Saturday 27th October 5.30pm - 8.30pm An exciting evening of light and fun, including an amazing light night art trail in and around cultural venues across Wigan Town Centre, street performers and art work, a light night parade and more.

Light Night - Open call to artists

There is an open call to artists for workshops and art installations until Sunday 26th August 2018.


Make It Yourself: Creative Music Exhibition

MIYThroughout July and August, a research team from the University of Central Lancashire’s Media Innovation Studio, in partnership with Wigan Libraries D:Circus project, will be exhibiting some newly created musical experiences which blend together elements of play and Japanese culture.

The exhibitions will present a range of musical activities, including a digitised Shogi Board, which combines the traditional Japanese game of Shogi with a recently collected archive of Japanese musical instruments.

The exhibitions
DateTimeVenue
Saturday 11th August - Saturday 25th August N/A Leigh Library
Full exhibition
Friday 31st August 7pm - 9pm End of project celebration evening
Thursday 6th, 13th and 20th September 10am - 4pm Cross Street Arts, Standish
Full Exhibition

Curiosity Boxes

Curiosity BoxesA project by artist Louise Robson as part of the D:Circus programme.

Make an interactive 'Curiosity Box' which will become part of an exhibition in Wigan Library. After the exhibition, you'll be able to take the box home and you even get to keep the Micro:Bit!

Suitable for children aged 7 and above. Children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Join the free family drop-in workshops on:

Drop-in workshops
 DateTime Venue
Wednesday 15th August 11am - 1.30pm Wigan Library
Monday 20th August 11am - 1.30pm Hindley Library
Wednesday 29th August 11am - 3pm Wigan Library (Digi and Create event)
Saturday 22nd September 10am - 11.30am Wigan Library
Saturday 29th September 10am - 11.30am Wigan Library
Saturday 6th October 10am - 1pm Wigan Library

Digi & Create Days

A celebration of all things digital and creative! Come along to try a variety of different digital creative activities including coding, photos, art and fun learning.

This is a free event and there is no need to book. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please contact D:Circus.

Digi & Create Days
 DateTime Venue
Wednesday 25th July 11am - 3pm Leigh Library
Wednesday 29th August 11am - 3pm Wigan Library

Code Clubs

Our next Code Clubs start in September at Leigh Library and Wigan Library.

Come along and learn how to make cool games, animations, and websites too for free! Aimed at Children aged 9 - 13, children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Each Code Club runs on a Tuesday for 8 weeks at both Wigan and Leigh Library. Sessions begin at 3.30pm - 3.50pm and finish promptly at 4.55pm.

For more information and to book a place, please contact Digital Services.

Fantastic Digi-Families

Digital KidsWould you like to learn more about digital activities and learning suitable for the whole family?

If so, come along to one of our Fantastic Digi-Families events and explore the world of digital learning!

We have apps, digital activities the whole family can get involved in, online learning for all ages, coding, digital learning games, information about where to gain basic digital skills in Wigan Borough and much more.

This is a free event and there is no need to book. The events are suitable for any age, however all children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Fantastic Digi-Families
 DateTime Venue
Thursday 16th August 1.30pm - 3.30pm Tyldesley Library

For more information, please contact Digital Services.

Fun Palaces

Creative people from around Wigan Borough are joining forces to host Wigan Library’s Fun Palaces event.

The day will be filled with art, digital and learning for all ages, so come along and try something new.

This is a free event and there is no need to book. The event is suitable for children of all ages, however, children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please contact D:Circus.

Fun Palace event
 DateTime Venue
Saturday 6th October 10am - 1pm Wigan Library

How to get involved

To get involved or find out more about the project and upcoming events, contact D:Circus.

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