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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Science Corner set to inspire trAction Crewe

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Crewe, Cheshire: As trAction Crewe gains momentum, more exciting activities join the line up of FREE Family fun on the 8th and 9th July. Located at the covered outdoor market Science Corner is the latest addition to trAction Crewe, and will feature engaging STEAM based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Manufacturing) workshops; with inspiring activities for all ages to enjoy . trAction Crewe is a futuristic weekend of FREE fun for the whole family to enjoy that comprises a vast range of activities, including astronauts flying high into the air, SoundAvan and stunningly beautiful arts activities and performances, thanks to Arts Council England and Cheshire East Council funding to bring this exciting arts activity to Crewe.

Science Corner is a new attraction at trAction Crewe this year and sees a number of local organisations join together to create a real sensory experience for visitors. Established to encourage visitor participation, Science Corner will include something for everyone to enjoy. We’ll be exploring future transport creating electromagnetic trains and prototyping drone technology with SHIFT, a programme of digital arts and creative technology across the borough. Activities include racing simulators, virtual welding, a Giant Operation Game, memory games and much more. A big wow factor is the very original and stupendous musical installation ‘Illumaphonium’, which is the first of its kind, and comprises a semi acoustic, semi automatic, multi-player musical sculpture made from sweeping arrays of illuminated chime bars, each of which respond to touch, with ever changing patterns of light and sound, spreading out like waves over the giant instruments surface, bringing people together into a fun and spontaneous music making experience. Tebbits and Co Commercial Solicitors are also sponsoring a children's workshop at the Science corner and Marketing and communications director at Tebbits & Co Commercial Solicitors, Ivy Wong Tebbits commented,

“We are delighted to take part in trAction Crewe and engage with the community that we serve. It is such a good initiative for attracting visitors and developing new audiences coming into Crewe Town Centre. This will invariably help to raise the profile of Crewe locally, as well as putting Crewe firmly on the cultural map”.

Chair of the Community and Environment comity, Cllr Minshall comments, “We are thrilled to have so many local and national organisations on board with trAction. With their help and support we can truly bring the community together in a fantastic celebration and make trAction a real sensory experience”. Cllr Minshall concludes, “It is fair to say that we anticipate that trAction will be one of the biggest festivals of its kind across Crewe and South Cheshire, and we hope to attract big crowds to join in with the family fun. We are very grateful to all our supporting partners, and wish to offer them a big thank you, who will be making Science Corner a real futuristic STEM experience, including Crewe Engineering and Design UTC, South Cheshire College, Higher Horizons, Tebbits & Co Solicitors, Reaseheath College, SHIFT and Cheshire East”.

SpareParts festival will also join trAction Crewe this year, with stupendous arts and performance activities including everything from urban parkour to Guinness World Record Holders BMX performances, all funded by Arts Council England and Cheshire East Council. SpareParts festival will also be on the move and landing into Fleetwood at TramSunday on the 16th July.

For more information visit www.tractioncrewe.co.uk and follow trAction Crewe social media to stay up to date with all the latest announcements with tag @TrActionCrewe #Gearup.

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