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Digital Festival

Information, digital and learning. At Oldham Library , Greaves Street, OL1 1AL, Oldham. United Kingdom.

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All events are free. Please note activities take place at different times through the day and booking may be required.

Peshkar Productions and Oldham Libraries present a celebration of all things digital including lots of digital art activities, help and advice, 3d printing, green screen, coding, VR animation and micro:bits.

Peshkar Young Digitals Festival will be hosting an exhibition of brand new artwork from local professional and emerging artists and holding drop in workshops in photography, VJ-ing and GIF art. Young people aged between 5 and 25 can also achieve an Arts Award Discover certificate by attending and taking part in the festival.

All Day Events (11am-4pm)

Digi Drop in

Drop-In, no need to book

Got a new tablet, phone or laptop? Get some friendly, helpful advice at our digi drop in.

3D printer

Drop-In, no need to book

Come along and see the basics of 3D printing, try out free 3D design software, explore the applications of 3D printing and see a 3D printer in action!

Green Screen

Drop-In, no need to book

Get posing and choose any backdrop to your photos with our green screen. Download or take your photo with you!

Hack the Library

Drop-In, no need to book

Find out all about Oldham’s Maker Space with Hack Oldham.

Virtual Reality

Drop-In, no need to book

Put on the Oculus Rift and explore the world of Virtual Reality with immersive videos, apps, and games.

Information Stalls

Drop-In, no need to book

We’ll have stalls from local businesses and organizations including University Campus Oldham, who will be available to talk about digital courses and careers, and our Failsworth Code club who will be showing off their latest projects!



Scheduled Events

Animation Creation

Booking essential, 11am-12pm

Have a go at stop motion animation at Oldham Libraries Digital Festival! Grab your favourite toy or LEGO minfig and use stop motion techniques to bring your characters to life! Or have a go at sculpting a clay figure to star in your own stop motion film. This workshop is for ages 7+

This is a free event but places are limited so you need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Little Coders

Drop-In, no need to book, 11am-12pm

Children age 4+ can have a go at coding with Code-a-pillar, Blue Bots and Sphero.

Digital Storytelling

Booking essential, 11am-12pm

Try out making your own interactive digital story with Twine!

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Booking essential, 11am-12pm

Discover your family history with free research tools available in the library.

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CISCO Get Connected

Booking essential, 2pm-3pm

Learn how to use a computer, connect devices and access search, email, and social media.

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Micro:bit Makers

Booking essential, 2pm-3pm

Have a go at coding, crafting and controlling a micro:bit at this session for children aged 8+.

This is a free event but places are limited so you need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Library in your living room

Drop-In, no need to book, 2pm – 4pm

Did you know you can access e-books, audio books, magazines and comics for free 24/7? Drop in to find out how and have a go at some of our coding toys.


If you can’t wait until the 30 March there are events happening in the lead up, all are free and do not require booking:

Saturday 9 March, 10:30am-12:20pm

Lees Library

Join theatre professional Hollie Wimpenny at to complete a series of interactive challenges and help her create a new online treasure hunt for others to complete.


Saturday 16 March, 10:30am-12:20pm

Northmoor Library

Create your own ‘Glitch Art’ with digital artist Bridget Hines.


Saturday 23 March, 10:30am-12:20pm

Failsworth Library

Create your own digital stories using app technology with the help of writer, theatre maker and VJ Ryan Gilmartin


Share your images from the day on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ydf19 #oldhamdigifest


If you need help with any of our services please contact the library team: oldham.library@oldham.gov.uk | Tel 0161 770 8000