Noisy 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…
Come and play the finished Gurgle Splosher which will be featured at the People’s Fair, alongside a whole range of shows and activities to culminate Landlines & Watermarks.
30 Sept & 1 Oct, the Piece Hall, Halifax
This will be the first of what we hope will be a regular fortnightly Scavengers club based at the Noisy Toys head quarters in the Big Tin Shed, Hebden Bridge. We will also be hosting a ‘Patching Circle’ at the same time where you can learn to use Pure Data- an increadibly powerful open source visual music coding language.
3 October 2017
Big Tin Shed, Unit 7 Victoria Works, Victoria Road, HX7 8LN, Hebden Bridge
[Recommended ages and times to be confirmed, probably between 5 and 8pm]
Both workshop leaders have enhanced DBS disclosure and are happy to show the certificates on request.
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**.
* Please refer to Wikipedia if you are younger than 35
** Please refer to you imagination
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.
– Coding: learn to use Pure Data, a visual music coding language
– 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. 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.
For more information and to receive information about more scavenger workshops please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘SCAVENGERS’ (occasional emails, only for this).