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…

Mytholmroyd community workshop 28 Aug Landlines & Watermarks

28th August 2017

18:00 - 20:00

Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Jubilee Room

Free drop-in workshop: Landlines & Watermarks
Monday 28 Aug Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Jubilee Room 6-8pm
Hosted by Steve Summers (Noisy Toys) and Kerith Ogden (Handmade Parade).

– Make models & draw pictures of Mytholmroyd landmarks & history

– Experiment with sound, circuits and contact microphones

– Record your own memories, stories & anecdotes of anything related to the local area

Artwork made during this workshop will be featured on the Gurgle Splosher at the People’s Fair, the Piece Hall, Halifax 30 Sept- 1 Oct and at an event in Mytholmroyd in October. Find out about the Gurgle Splosher here.

Mytholmroyd aural histories wanted- do you have a story or a memory of anything about the local area that you would like to have recorded? We are collecting voice recordings from Mytholmroyd residents to edit and mix in to the watery sounds of the Gurgle Splosher.

Maximum capacity 30 people.

Acousatron @ Hebden Steampunk weekend 16 Sept

16th September 2017

12:00 - 16:00

Big Tin Shed, Unit 7 Victoria Works, Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8LN

The Acoustaron will be open to the public for the Hebden Steampunk weekend. Come and play it between 12 and 4pm on the 16 September at Noise HQ, based in the Big Tin Shed, Unit 7, Victoria Works, Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8LN

Flick switches, pull levers and press buttons to control the awesome Acousatron. Built from broken instruments and up-cycled computer guts, the Acousatron is the latest sound installation by Noisy Toys and it sounds amazing.
Mechanised violins, a very prepared piano, Boooming hard drives and other lo-fi acoustic wonders for you to play on. Come and make some noise!

Festival of Thrift 23-24 Sept- Scavengers drop-in

23rd September 2017

24th September 2017


Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW

Scavengers is all about up-cycling: making new things out of junk. Like Wombles*.
To get the good bits out of the junk we have invented the Art of Un-making, which is just like Making things, but the other way around.
This session is led by Steve Summers (Noisy Toys) and will focus on Un-making electronic things and Making things that make Noise. Like Techno Wombles**.

Screwdrivers in hand we will be learning about what’s inside computers and other electronic items by destroying them, and using their innards to create new instruments. We will also be experimenting with circuits, improving our use of tools, making instruments and then playing around with them to finish off with a lovely Noise Jam.
As well as technical and creative content, there is a strong message of sustainability here as we address issues around electronic waste: the true cost of the products, consequences of obtaining and disposing of the materials, built-in obsolescence and the disposability of consumer electronics. Despite these weighty themes, we will have a lot of fun as everyone loves taking stuff apart, building circuits and making some noise!
Please bring some e-junk! Computer towers are ideal, anything electrical will do but laptops or things with glass screens we don’t want.

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