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3D Printing – What’s the point?

For some people 3D printing is just hopelessly futuristic technology; for some it invokes scenes of scientists and engineers in labs; for others it is a hobby for old men tinkering in sheds (who we love by the way, check out the men in sheds initiative.) But it’s not something that just anyone can pick… Read More »3D Printing – What’s the point?

How are websites made? Try it out.

Ever wondered how websites are made? It’s easier than you might think. In fact, by the end of this post, you’ll have coded your first webpage. All you need is a notepad type app, the simpler the better. Websites are structured in a code call HTML (‘Hypertext markup language’) and made to look good with… Read More »How are websites made? Try it out.

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How Canopy have used Arts Council funding & Micro-Bursaries to keep their creatives creating!

Canopy is a creative network in the Forest of Dean that supports a wide range of cultural activities to thrive. We do this by developing effective networks and making meaningful engagement between artists, communities and businesses. Thanks to a recent Arts Council England Emergency Grant we were able to distribute £2000 to Forest creatives in… Read More »How Canopy have used Arts Council funding & Micro-Bursaries to keep their creatives creating!

How Digital Media Students from the University of Gloucestershire have adapted to a life online

We caught up with Anisha & Gabija to find out how they’ve been keeping their creative juices flowing throughout lockdown and beyond. Thanks to a series of simply themed challenges set by their course leader, students have been encouraged to develop their skills while working to a quirky brief. They’ve experimented with forced perception, abstract art,… Read More »How Digital Media Students from the University of Gloucestershire have adapted to a life online

Growing runner beans, teaching juggling online, and other exciting projects from Artspace

We’ve been missing our friends over at ArtSpace Cinderford, so this month we’re checking in. Here’s how they’re coping in the face of the changes Covid-19 has brought to our creative community spaces. When we’re not in the midst of a pandemic, Artspace usually run a range of inspiring arts courses and activities for people… Read More »Growing runner beans, teaching juggling online, and other exciting projects from Artspace

Space Game Step-by-step

Jump into coding with scratch and make your own space themed shooting game.

#lablife in lockdown

It’s 9.45am, and my dining table has once again been transformed into a classroom/office. I am writing this whilst desperately trying to zone out the constant drone of my 10 year old boy’s running commentary of every activity he’s doing, and simultaneously breathing a sigh of relief for the arrival of the BBC Bitesize online… Read More »#lablife in lockdown