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October 2018

STEAM Saturdays: Light up Lanterns

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Light up Lanterns  Join us to make laser cut light up lanterns as part of the Wigan and Leigh Light Night Celebrations. You’ll be able to take your lantern home after the parade on 28th October.   STEAM Saturdays For families and young people wanting to get creative together, experiment with digital technology, hack with Raspberry Pi or just enjoy getting messy and making something in our fully equipped Makerspace. There’s also the opportunity to complete your Bronze Idea Award by…

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Light Night Wigan & Leigh: Banner Making with Helen Mather

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Light Night is here! Make a banner to take to the Light Night Festival in Wigan and Leigh. We will be experimenting with glow in the dark, neon and fluorescent materials, making doodles, patterns and shapes to decorate the banners. New to sewing? You can learn some stitches but we will also be using new ways of attaching materials together. This event is part of the Light Up Wigan & Leigh festival. The artworks made during the workshop are intended…

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Light Night Wigan & Leigh: Mask Lantern Making with Anna FC Smith

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Light Night is here! Join artist Anna FC Smith to create your own unique mask lantern that can be carried in the Light Night parade, inspired by folk customs from all over Europe. The lanterns are made from recycled bottles, papier-mache, paint, battery powered lights and all things that sparkle.  This event is part of the Light Up Wigan & Leigh festival. The artworks made during the workshop are intended to be carried in the Light Up Wigan parade on…

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Light Night Wigan & Leigh: Hot air balloon lanterns with Kirsty Rae

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Up Up and Away!  Join artist Kirsty Rae to design your own hot air balloon lantern. Working with withy canes and tissue paper you will first construct your balloon shape and basket, then decorate it with colourful shapes and patterns. Lastly add the lights and test out your balloon! This event is part of the Light Up Wigan & Leigh festival. The artworks made during the workshop are intended to be carried in the Light Up Wigan parade on Saturday…

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Light Night Wigan & Leigh: Illuminated Costumes with Hannah Bold

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Light Night is here!  Guided by artist Hannah Bold, make your own illuminated costume out of cardboard and other crafty materials. Use a template designed by Hannah as your base, then style it yourself. Design it! Cut it! Stick it! Wear it! This event is part of the Light Up Wigan & Leigh festival. The artworks made during the workshop are intended to be carried in the Light Up Wigan parade on Saturday 27th October. After the workshop, your artwork…

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Light Night Wigan & Leigh: Light Up Wind Catchers with Laura Pullig

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Light Night is here!  Build a light up wind catcher with artist and maker Laura Pullig. Using simple circuitry and electronics you will build a device which lights up when the wind blows, or when they move in certain ways. Inspired by English folk traditions, rituals and processions for example ‘ Jack in the Green’, ‘Souling’ and the ‘Burryman’ you will then decorate them using traditional and modern materials. This event is part of the Light Up Wigan & Leigh…

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Light Night Wigan & Leigh: Illuminated headwear with Sarah Keeler Dawson

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Lets Get Light-headed!  Join artist Sarah Keeler Dawson to make and decorate an illuminated hat or fascinator to wear with pride in the Light Up Wigan and Leigh parades. Use simple materials such as white paper and metallic foil to build and decorate your headwear, then add lights to make it twinkle! This event is part of the Light Up Wigan & Leigh festival. The artworks made during the workshop are intended to be carried in the Light Up Wigan…

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Meet the Artist: Dustin Lyon

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Meet the artist behind our latest exhibition 'The Lonely Sea', and hear more about his practice. There will also be fascinating interactive demonstrations for you get hands on. Sound and the electromagnetic spectrum make up much of what you see, hear and perceive. This information is communicated to you through the medium of waves. These waves exist everywhere but we only experience a tiny fraction of them; approximately 0.0035%. This vast and boundless hidden world is all around us -…

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November 2018

Tiny Tech: Early Engineers

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Tiny Tech is our new programme for little people aged 5 and under!£2 per session, drop inAll children must be accompanied by an adult Together we will explore what materials and methods make a strong bridge and what don’t. We will have lots of fun building and testing, plus we will see how ramps can help our vehicles go faster. Why not bring your favourite toys with wheels and they can be our test pilots? About Tiny Tech These sessions are facilitated by Vicky from our Education Team. She ensures the sessions are educational, inspiring and above all lots and lots of fun. Sessions are 90 minutes long but small people are welcome to drop in and out as they like. The sessions are held in our comfy Art Lab which is equipped with lots of engaging STEAM toys such as lego, building straws, and robot. There's even squashy bean bags to chill…

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Craft Night: Stained Glass Lanterns

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, 33-53 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Wigan, WN1 1NU GB
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Were getting Christmassy in our November Craft Night - we'll be making these gorgeous light up centre pieces using stained glass techniques. We'll supply all the materials, the chocolate and the christmas fizz - you just need to bring some ideas and yourself!  

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