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Current Projects & Workshops

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

The programme creates clear pathways for Girls Who Code alumni from secondary education, into the computing workforce. Girls will learn how to create their own animations using Scratch.

Sign up as a student or facilitator or host your own workshops!

Next workshops will be at Cardiff and Vale College on 3 March 2020

Building Our Community

G. Oakley & Sons have generously sponsored an exciting new project which will engage people living in the local area with the construction of The Science Capital. Building Our Community invites groups from Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside to site visits to experience and track developments.

Adam Oakley, Managing Director said, “Increasing diversity within the construction industry is important to us and we’re delighted to be able to support Techniquest and people living in the local area.”

Those involved with the project will also look at the history of the building and its surrounding areas, creating a legacy piece that will display in our new community room.
To get involved in Building Our Community email connect@techniquest.org

Sponsored by G Oakley and Sons ltd.

Supported by Grangetown History Society and The Heritage & Cultural Exchange

Community-led project at Canal Park

Techniquest is working closely with the family learning team at Cardiff and Vale College to develop a sustainable project for the Canal Park development, aimed at bringing sport to the Butetown community.

The collaborative project will be led by the ideas of the community, through the facilitation of Audience Research sessions, provided by Techniquest.

The project is currently in its infancy. However, we aim for it to be STEM focused, taking into consideration the needs and wants of the local community and provide clear educational pathways.

Environmental Art Workshops

Techniquest is supporting the Grangetown Art Trail by becoming one of the partners to facilitate a zoo enclosure.  Funded by The National Lottery Awards for All, the 3 creative workshops leading up to the art trail weekend, will be based around conservation of our local natural environment. A chance to learn about the science of conservation and ecology while having fun and working together to explore creativity. 

Led by Grangetown artist, Johana Hartwig, supported by the RSPB and other local artists, the workshops with provide expert conservation knowledge and art experience. All materials will be provided, with final pieces displayed in Techniquest’s new community room.

Workshops include:

  • Mono-printing Wildlife
  • Algae Card Model Making
  • Techno Fish Life Drawings

Aimed primarily at ages 55+, however we positively encourage people of all ages to attend. Free refreshments will be provided. 

Tickets are free, but limited. Contact connect@techniquest.org to reserve your place.

Audio Tours

Techniquest is working towards increasing accessibility for individuals with visual impairments or are hard of hearing. We are are working with groups and individuals who  can support us in creating user-friendly content and devices.

Consultation Partners: Wales Council for Deaf People, Cardiff Institute for the Blind and the Language Cafe.

 

Working with local photographers

We are building on our hugely successful photography exhibition project by developing a project that supports employability and deepens our relationships with individuals in the local community.

We want our marketing to be representative of our community, so we’re working with local photographers to capture imagery for our marketing material and website. This project was influenced by the global initiative, OF/BY/FOR ALL.

Photographer Zaid Djerdi

Interested in photography? Contact us!

Costume Workshops (conservation and environment)

Techniquest are holding creative costume workshops, as part of the annual Butetown Carnival. Funded by The National Lottery Awards for All, the workshops will provide a chance to learn about the science of conservation and ecology while having fun and working together to explore creativity. 

At the end of the 3 workshops, you’ll have a final costume which can be worn as part of the carnival parade. All materials will be provided, with final pieces displayed in Techniquest’s new community room, post carnival.

Workshops are aimed primarily at ages 55+, however we positively encourage people of all ages to attend. Free refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are free, but limited. Tickets have not yet been released, you can however submit an expression of interest to connect@techniquest.org.

Explore Your Universe 2020

This is a free 6-week programme running between August and October 2020, with a focus on increasing knowledge on topics such as Space and Physics.

Techniquest will facilitate the multi-generational sessions with community partners by taking out kits that are engaging and interactive.

Interested in becoming a host partner? Contact us!