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Tuesday 6 June 2017

trAction Crewe announces new exciting activities

Crewe, Cheshire; trAction Crewe will be a blast with recently announced activities including: build your future car, ‘Crewecraft’, free bouncy castles, and smoothie bike activities, all taking place at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre and Crewe Library. trAction will take place 8th - 9th July, and will offer fun activities for the whole family for FREE.

The whole town is gearing up for the futuristic science and movement festival, with an exhilarating artistic programme put on by SpareParts festival, and countless workshops and activities, the atmosphere will be electric.

As part of SHIFT, celebrating digital discoveries across Cheshire East, a ‘Crewecraft' workshop will be featured at trAction in Crewe Library on a Saturday 8th July. Join digital artist, Gemma May Latham, and a group of young Minecraft builders to explore the heritage of Crewe through the blocky world. Throughout the series of workshops, you will be able to recreate archival town plans and architectural drawing from the Cheshire Archives, within the well-loved Minecraft game. The completed Minecraft World will become a tool for sharing the Heritage of the town as a resource in Crewe Library, and will bring to life the heritage of Crewe. This fab workshop has been funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Cheshire East Council, and everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy it for FREE – book through the library to secure a place @discoverSHIFT.

Cheshire East Council deputy leader Cllr David Brown, comments “This project will enable young people to become engaged in the history of Crewe town centre, while taking part in a fascinating educational project.” Workshops will take place at Crewe Library together with a number of public events, including Crewe’s trAction Festival in July. Cllr Brown continues, “The whole project is encompassed within the Council’s SHIFT programme, which celebrates and promotes digital learning, skills and development across the borough for all age groups”.

Crewe Library and Lifestyle Centre will be action packed, with ‘Design Your Future Car Competition’ also joining trAction, and taking place on Saturday 8th July at Crewe Library. Children aged 5 - 11 years old will have the opportunity to build their very own personalised cardboard box car and enter it in a competition for FREE. Competitors will be able to take their unique designs for a spin on the specially built test track and take part in the award ceremony supported by Bentley Motors at 1:00pm. Bentley Motors will judge the best car and provide prizes for the winner. Head down to Crewe Library on Saturday at 10:00am or 11:30 am to build your own cardboard box car.

Crewe and Nantwich Library Manager, Thomas Appleby comments, ”Crewe Library is really excited about being involved in this year’s Crewe trAction weekend. The library will be really busy with special events like the future car activity, and Minecraft sessions. It's great we can host these events for the Crewe Community and hope to see lots of people attending. It promises to be a great weekend!"

Also available on Saturday is a smoothie bike and bouncy castle in the Lifestyle Centre sports hall, from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. Sunday’s activities include the bouncy castle and the smoothie bike from 10:00am - 4:00pm. trAction Crewe will host a whole range of activities, which is FREE fun for the whole family to enjoy.

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