Free creative digital workshops in Norfolk Libraries this February
Children, young people and families have the chance to get hands-on with new creative technologies throughout February as a part of Norfolk Library’s DigiFest. A celebration of digital making, the festival will bring codeable caterpillars, robot unicorns and much more to libraries across Norfolk. With Code-and-Go storytimes for toddlers, robots to build, digital music making and vlogging workshops for teens, we’ve got the whole family covered. You’ll find a free hands-on event in every Norfolk Library during February.
The festival launches on Sat 2nd February with an amazing 3D printing workshop at Gorleston and Swaffham libraries. Children aged 8-11 will be able to bring their imagination alive, designing and then printing their creation to take home. This kicks off a month of fun-filled activities: budding film-makers can hone their skills at a Stop Motion Film workshop and artists can build a robot that can draw. Teens who hope to follow in the footsteps of Norfolk-based YouTuber Tanya Burr will be scrambling to book the Vlogging workshop with BBC and Google freelancer Nat Hawley, who promises to teach young people how to present on camera with confidence.
Aspiring coders have the chance to win prizes in a competition to design and build something fabulous powered by a micro:bit. There are 500 microbit packs that can be borrowed free of charge from Norfolk Libraries, giving everyone the chance to get involved.