Scavengers of Calderdale Wed 1st November

Date: 1st November 2017

Location: Big Tin Shed, Unit 7 Victoria Works, Victoria Road, HX7 8LN

Watch the video of Scavengers at the Festival of Thrift here.
NOW ON WEDNESDAY! This seems to suit more people.

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1 November 2017 (Wednesday)
Big Tin Shed, Unit 7 Victoria Works, Victoria Road, HX7 8LN, Hebden Bridge
It’s the last unit but one on the left right at the end of Victoria road. If you end up in the river, you have gone too far. Big roller-shutter door, ‘Big Tin Shed’ sign over the door.

5-6pm: led activities
Recommended ages: 8+ (under 12s must be accompanied).
£2 donation
Both workshop leaders have enhanced DBS disclosure and are happy to show the certificates on request.
No booking required, just turn up.

This is a pilot and we hope to guage interest for a possible regular club. Any feedback welcome: we want your views on activities, age range and timing especially.

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.
– Innovating: Make/experiment with anything you like! We have lots of resources here.
– Noise: Have a bit of a Noise Jam to finish if we feel like it.

We have everything you need but feel free to bring you own tools and junk, especially computer towers- we always need lots of them! Junk with screens is not recommended (laptops, tablets, monitors etc).
Under 12s may be accompanied by an adult but this is not required. Parents are welcome to stay for the workshop, join in, or just have a cup of tea in the space, or leave and come back if their child seems happy. 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 with the subject ‘SCAVENGERS’ (occasional emails, only for this).