Noisy Toys EventsNoisy Toys can be found at public events throughout the UK, see below for a list of upcoming events.

If you are hosting your own event and would like Noisy Toys to come along get in touch. We have different options for large busy festivals, community festivals, birthday parties or any other kind of event. You decide on the balance between entertainment and education but be aware: we always include plenty of both…

Scavengers of Calderdale 1 August

1st August 2017

16- 19:30

Bridge Rectifier henden Bridge


Scavengers is all about up-cycling: making new things out of junk. Like Wombles*.
This session is led by Steve Summers (Noisy Toys) and Mick Chesterman (EdLab) and will focus on Un-Making electronic things and Making things that make Noise. Like Techno Wombles**.

1st August 2017
Bridge Rectifier, Hebble End, Hebden Bridge
4 – 5:30 ages 6-11 (accompanying adult optional)
6 – 7:30 ages 12+
Free! Very limited spaces so prior booking highly recommended.
Book here:
Eventbrite - SCAVENGERS of CALDERDALE - Opening Workshop “Before acting on this email or opening any attachments you should read the Manchester Metropolitan University email disclaimer available on its website ”

What will we be doing?
• Un-Making: Screwdrivers in hand we will demolish old electronic junk and scavenge any useful bits from their innards.
• Making: Find out how to easily make some Robotic Noise Instruments from freely available computer guts.
• Playing: Make your own Video Arcade Console from recycled materials to play retro games.
• Innovating: Make/experiment with anything you like!
• Noise: Have a bit of a Noise Jam to finish.

We have everything you need but feel free to bring you own tools and junk, especially computer towers- we need lots of them!
Under 12s may be accompanied by an adult but this is not required. Both workshop leaders have enhanced DBS disclosure. The workshop will involve the use of screwdrivers to take apart junk, which may be dusty and have sharp edges inside. We will supervise the activity and demonstrate safe practice but minor cuts are possible. Please do not take part in the un-making if this is a terrifying prospect for you or your child.

* Please refer to Wikipedia if you are younger than 35
** Please refer to you imagination

For more information and to receive information about more scavenger workshops please contact with the subject ‘SCAVENGERS’ (occasional emails, only for this).

Scavengers upcycling workshop- Sadler’s Yard 5 Aug

5th August 2017


Sadler's Yard Hanover Street, NOMA, M60 0AB Manchester, United Kingdom

Get ready to celebrate a summer of great music, food and beer at this year’s Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam on Saturday 5th August…it’s back and jammier than ever.
We’ll be welcoming a range of acts across four stages covering surf rock and spoken word to jazz and soul, meaning there’s truly something for everyone!

MAIN STAGE: Brunelle, Ry Vieira, Koalas, Beach Skulls, Tony Walsh and Hot Shorts all supported by DJ sets from Ailsa McLaggan and Pasta Paul.
ACOUSTIC: Claire Victoria, Jennifer Reid, Jo Rose, Jess Kemp and Jack Conman.
PLANT NOMA: Free wheeling ceramics throwing workshop with Charlie Manthorp, Noisy Toys upcycling workshop, and an interactive experimental gramophone session with artist Naomi Kashiwagi.
THE PILCROW: DJ set from Betters Days.
FOOD: Indulge with Big Grillie Style, Que Delicia, and Pietanic.
DRINK: The Pilcrow will be serving up their range of modern seasonal beers throughout the day (and night).