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Northern Ireland’s Innovation Festival September 12—20 Derry–Londonderry www.culturetech.co

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Foreword We don’t really do “themes” at CultureTECH but this year’s programme is all about getting your hands dirty. From young people to families to industry, we want you to get hands-on with new technologies and new ideas. We want you to make things and break things, not just listen. And we want to make it fun. Our education programme will reach out to over 100 schools and 15,000 young people, bringing new tools and big ideas right to the classroom. Hundreds of industry delegates will work alongside internationally-

renowned speakers to develop new ideas and new opportunities for collaboration. And our public facing programme of events will invite everyone to play games, make music, build robots and launch rockets. This year CultureTECH is about making and building, designing and doing - and on behalf of the team, volunteers, our sponsors and funders, and all the amazing companies and individuals who come together to make it happen; we hope you enjoy it! The CultureTECH Team


Including Force Academy Workshops (limited space available)

The Outlaws Ireland

A fan run show – by fans . . . for fans . . . The award winning family event is coming to the North West. With full size replicas of your favourite characters, spaceships and creatures

Sat 12 –Sun 13 Sept Box Office T (028) 71 264455 www.millenniumforum.co.uk

12 & 13 September 2015 Millennium Forum, Derry/Londonderry


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Family Events

Appetite For Design


Social Studios & Gallery, Shipquay St Derry Mon–Sat 10am–6pm

Appetite for Design is a unique and spectacular food design exhibition that will explore the design of methods and spaces where food is processed, distributed and consumed. Featuring work from Bompas & Parr, Marti

Guixe, Marije Vogelzang, Chapter One, Loam, Forest Avenue, The Pig’s Ear, Makers & Brothers, Fingal Ferguson, Superfolk, Design Partners, The Decorators, The Domestic Godless, Designgoat, O’Hagan Design & more.

In The Fold


Venue TBC Mon–Sat 10am–6pm

In the Fold is a touring exhibition commissioned as part of Irish Design 2015. Launched at the British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase 2015 in parallel with London Fashion Week, it showcases the young Irish graduates who together are

changing the face of Irish fashion design today. In their collective output we see this singular identity emerging. Assured and confident, these emerging Irish designers deal with issues that are often clichés of Irish identity and navigate them with a contemporary bravery.


September 18–20 Millennium Forum Derry–Londonderry

City Arcade Minecraft Weekend Three days of Minecraft tournaments, costumes, YouTubers and video games fun. Tickets on sale now at www.getinvited.to/culturetech and via the Millennium Forum box office


Family Events

Maker City


Locations throughout the city centre
 Friday, Sept 18, 6pm–10pm
Saturday, Sept 19, 10am–8pm

The biggest new addition to this year’s programme, Maker City is a 2-day celebration of innovation and having fun with technology. Expect dozens of interactive technology exhibits, free workshops, science shows, food, live music, video games, drones, robots, racecars and lots of crazy things that we can’t even describe. culturetech.co

BBC Make It Digital Marquee
 Electric cart racing at Ebrington
 Free video games events
 Live Music
 Street Food
 Family-friendly shows in the Craft Village
 Gallery exhibitions
 3D printed structures


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Visit www.culturetech.co for full details.


Family Events

Formula DerrE



Square Saturday, Sept 19, from 12pm

Over the last few months, primary school children from across the region have been building their very own Goblin racecars - gearing up for Formula DerrE at Ebrington Square, were they will race in front of the Clock Tower against the clock for the inaugural title of… Champion

IET Goblin North West! The Goblin cars were designed and built by the primary school pupils as part of a creative engineering education initiative. The event will be a fun packed family day with plenty of activities and entertainment for racers of all ages!



Guildhall Square Friday, Sept 18, 6pm–10pm,
Saturday, Sept 19, 10am–8pm

Make it Digital is the BBC’s big education project for 2015. The project aims to get everyone talking about digital creativity, to inspire a new generation for a digital future and to shine a light on the innovative work of entrepreneurs and industry.

Guildhall Square as part of CultureTECH 2015. Suitable for all ages, this free event offers a whole host of fun and interactive digital activities - get ready for robots, virtual reality, gaming and broadcast technology!

BBC Northern Ireland is bringing Make It Digital to

For more details visit www.bbc.co.uk/digitalni

Family Events

BBC Make It Digital Marquee


Family Events

Trade School


Craft Village Fri, Sept 18 – Sat, Sept 19, 10am–5pm

Two packed days of handson workshops on everything from graphic design to animation, photography to craft making - hosted by some of the city’s most exciting makers and creators. See the full schedule online.

Artisan Craft Fair


Craft Village Fri, Sept 18, 4pm–9pm

Meet the best local artisan makers, crafters and food producers at this special edition of the Craft Village’s weekly fair.


Family Events

STEM Stage


Craft Village Sat, Sept 19, 12pm–5pm

Explosions, space travel and rocket launches - all tucked neatly into Derry’s Craft Village for a science show unlike any other - perfect for budding scientists of all ages.

Lineup: 12:00–1:30 Ministry of Science 1:45–2:30 Niamh Shaw: Your place in Space 2:45–3:45 Ashleigh McFadden: Rockets 4:00–4:45 TBC


Family Events

FabLab NI


Guildhall Square & Ebrington Friday, Sept 18, 6pm–10pm
Saturday, Sept 19, 10am–6pm

Join the team from FabLab to help build 3D printed structures, get hands-on with maker technology and print your very own virtual reality goggles.

Roboparty 80/81 Creative Hub, Ebrington Saturday, Sept 19th, 10am–6pm

Work with staff from NWRC to build robots, develop the software code to operate the intelligent robots and take part in robotics races.



80/81 Creative Hub, Ebrington
 Thurs, Sept 17 – Sat, Sept 19 10am–6pm

Exhibition A popup gallery exhibition of digitally-inspired arts and creative works from London and Northern Ireland, complete with artist talks and handson fun.

Family Events

FAM Gallery Workshops Throughout the exhibition we will be hosting a series of group workshops focused on the creative process and the use of design methodologies in the development of new works.

Future Artist-Maker Labs @ CultureTECH


80/81 Creative Hub, Ebrington
 Thurs Sept 17, 7pm

The potential for artists and creative players to use digital technologies, including digital fabrication, in their artistic practice is huge and an emerging area of interest.

in an exciting international programme of art-making, exhibition, training, and networking, as part of the EU’s Creative Europe Programme.

The Nerve Centre’s Future Artist-Maker Labs project is harnessing the creative power of FabLabs in Derry~Londonderry and Limerick and Ultra-Lab in Madrid,

The free launch event will include a leading digital artist-maker speaker, the opportunity to network with like-minded creatives, music and refreshments.


Family Events

CultureTECH Street Party


Guildhall Square Friday, 18th Sept, 6.30–10.30

Booka Brass Band Loris The Hard Ground Come join us for the first annual CultureTECH street party, with beers, burgers and brilliant live music.

Tickets: getinvited.to/culturetech

Cafe for Lost Souls Sandinos Back Bar Sat, Sept 19, 7:30pm.
 Tickets £5 on the door.

A stunning interactive audio visual portal into modern composition, presented and explained by the acclaimed composer Stuart Leathem.

Walled City Brewery, Ebrington Parade Ground

 Sun, Sept 20, 1pm–6pm

The hugely popular Craft Beer Sunday closes the festival programme with a relaxed afternoon of craft beers and BBQ, hosted by Derry’s amazing new local brewery and restaurant.



Ministry of Science Live!


Millennium Forum Mon, Sept 14 - Fri, Sept 18

Keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times – Ministry of Science Live is returning to the Millennium after wowing audiences at last year’s festival. This is not your ordinary science show – it comes with a hovercraft, a few cannons, lots of bangs and a push bike that powers a blender. Look-

ing at the inventors and the engineers who have shaped the modern world we live in. From liquid nitrogen flowers to hydrogen bottle rockets; Buzz Aldrin to Virgin Galactic; Cat food tins to the hovercraft; and discovering Methane to the invention of the Battery. Expect Loud Bangs! For bookings contact: rachel@culturetech.co


NW Schools Throughout the week


micro:bit Workshops Throughout the festival, CultureTECH will be hosting NI’s first hands-on workshops in secondary schools using the amazing new BBC micro:bit.

Minecraft Education Day Schools throughout the province Tues, Sept 15th

A Northern Ireland wide celebration of Minecraft in education, with over 50 schools and thousands of young people getting involved in Minecraft projects, workshops and classroom activities.





The Playhouse, Artillery Street Thurs, Sept 17, 10am–3:30pm

Inspiring the next generation of local thinkers, makers, and doers. Initiated and led by 6 young people from across Northern Ireland, Create aims to get people excited about the creative economy and the possibilities within. Create:2015 will do this in two ways: one is through notable people telling their stories of how they got involved with the creative economy and the

other is through workshops allowing people to gain hands-­ on experience of just some of the jobs available in this sector. Following the success of Create:2014 at last year’s CultureTECH, the Create team are excited to grow the conference this year - with over 300 young people taking part.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @CreateConfHQ for updates on how to get tickets!




Day of Extraordinary Design The Playhouse, Artillery Street

 Tues, Sept 15th, 930am-430pm


As part of Irish Design 2015, the Northern Ireland Design Alliance will host a one-day design bootcamp with The Extraordinaires® Design Studio Pro* and NWRC design students.

Creative Tools for Education


The Playhouse, Artillery Street

 Thurs, Sept 17, 10am–3pm

A full day of free workshops for educators and parents, focused on how we can use amazing new technologies and big ideas in the classroom. Sponsored by iConnect.





School Workshops Throughout the week of the festival, the North-West’s schools will fling open their doors and welcome industry partners and exciting presenters from across the country for dozens of workshops, talks, film screenings and handson activities. It’s not just about industry giving back to the community but also inspiring a future generation of scientists, makers, technologists and innovators.


1. Design Screenings
 Throughout the week
 A programme of design-focused documentaries screened in schools throughout the city.

 2. Seagate Design Challenge
 Monday, Sept 14th
 The launch of Seagate’s latest educational challenge - focused on product design and innovation.





3. Kainos
 Friday, Sept 18th
 Kainos take charge of local classrooms to talk app development and new technologies.
 4. CERN
 Thurs, Sept 17th Fri, Sept 18th
 A-Level Physics students will meet Newry-native, Mike Hourican from CERN to talk careers and engineering challenges

5. Google CS First
 Thurs, Sept 17, 4pm–6pm
 Google will provide training for 50 local teachers on their new CS First resources for teaching coding in schools.
 6. Astronauts Creed
 Thurs, Sept 17– Fri, 18
 Dr. Niamh Shaw presents a fun, interactive 45 minute journey of all things Space, for local primary schools.

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Primary Schools Wed, Sept 16 – Thurs, Sept 17

WONDERQUEST is a new YouTube channel home to original family-friendly educational content. The channel was created by Joseph Garrett, better known to millions of fans as Stampy Cat, and Maker Studios, the global leader in short-form online video, in collaboration with YouTube Kids.

CultureTECH are delighted to work with the WONDERQUEST team to bring the series into the classroom, alongside exciting hands-on science experiments and activities inspired by the show. We’ll even be joined by Adam Clarke, who plays Wizard Keen in WONDERQUEST, to help throughout the day.



Using Projection in Live Theatre


NWRC, Foyle Theatre, Strand Road Tues, Sept 15th - Sat, Sept 19th

3D projection design and mapping has become a standard element in modern theatre. It is a creative field of stagecraft which involves the design and integration of moving and static images into a stage production. This 2-day workshop will allow participants to understand how to map a theatre space in 3 dimenTues 15th–Thurs 17th Friday 18th Saturday 19th

sions, create designs, integrate them into the production and then project these during a live performance. The production will be Reservoir Dogs LIVE, performed with an all-female principal cast, and is a reprise of the show which ran to great critical acclaim in the Foyle Theatre in June of this year.

Workshop  / Rehearsal  Performance Performance 


Email tony.talbot@nwrc.ac.uk for enquiries and registration





RoCo, The Quay, 114 Strand Road 
 Wed, Sept 16, 8pm–late

Help us kick-off the industry programme with a fun-filled night of networking, talks, music, food and locally produced tipples. Register online at www.getinvited.to/culturetech

Art + Tech = Audiences + Income


The Playhouse, Artillery St
 Wed, Sept 16, 10:30am–3pm

An interactive and productive session looking at how cultural and digital organisations can meet the economic and social challenges we all face, by working better together. See culturetech.co for more details.



The Playhouse, Artillery St Wed, Sept 16 – Thurs, Sept 17, 10am–4pm

A two-day bootcamp to design innovative new solutions for the Voluntary and Community sector. Open to the public, full details online at: techinres.com



NW Regional Science Park, Bay Rd

 Thurs, Sept 17, 10am – Fri, Sept 18th, 1pm

A full-day retreat, hosted by NISP Connect and CultureTECH, where an invited group of Northern Ireland’s top startups will meet counterparts from across the UK and Europe to discuss the challenges of scaling their businesses on a global scale.



Eures Jobs Breakfast The Playhouse, Artillery Street Wed, Sept 16th, 9:30am–12pm

Twenty of the North West’s top tech employers will be on show talking about current vacancies, placement opportunities and training programmes - all over a bacon sandwich and copious coffee. Just bring yourself and your CV.

Young Influencers


The Playhouse, Artillery Street

 Thurs, Sept 17, 7pm–10pm

Join Young Influencers for their first NW event. YI is a peer to peer network of young people from diverse backgrounds across NI working towards a vision that by 2030 “Northern Ireland will be one of the greatest places in the world to create, live, work and visit”. Full details online. younginfluencers.org



The Playhouse, Artillery Street

 Friday, Sept 18th, 1pm–4pm

New technologies represent huge opportunities for education - but we don’t just need the technology, we need the content to go with it. This informal event will explore the opportunities being created across both formal and informal education, and how companies from across the creative


EDCON / EDTECH industries and tech sectors can play a role. With input from big tech firms, YouTube education celebs, world-leading production companies and local educators, this invitation-only event is a must for anyone with an interest in the future of education.

This event is by invitation-only but if you would like to attend you can contact info@culturetech.co for more information.



DANI Awards


St Columb’s Hall Fri, Sept 18th, 7:00pm

The annual DANI Awards is Northern Ireland’s premier Digital Industry Awards, celebrating excellence within the digital sector. Now in the 5th Year the awards showcase the very best in first class digital talent, creativity and talent across Northern Ireland. The glamorous black-tie event recognises outstanding work across 9 categories and

will be held in the stunning surroundings of St. Columb’s Hall, Derry. With the theme this year being Arabian Nights, nominees and their guests will be treated to a colourful Middle Eastern themed affair surrounded by luxurious fabrics, canopies and Arabian themed entertainment. www.thedaniawards.co.uk



Various Locations Fri, Sept 18th – Sat, Sept 19th

DojoCon is the annual gathering of mentors and champions from across the global CoderDojo community. This year’s event will take place at CultureTECH, and is being produced in partnership with the Nerve Centre and co-hosted by the Derry and Moville dojos. With the theme of “the creative coder” we’re welcoming speakers from the BBC, Microsoft, and


DojoCon Maker Studios - alongside mentors from dojos in 6 countries sharing their experiences and ideas. Tickets to DojoCon are free and are open to anyone who is either involved in a Dojo or with an interest in getting involved - or even setting up their own. See the full lineup at www.dojocon.coderdojo.com




1. The Changing Face Of Film Distribution
 Wed, Sept 16, 5:30pm
 The Nerve Centre
 Panel event and screening on the topic of the changing landscape of film. 2. Frameworks: Licensing For Startups
 Tues, Sept 15, 2pm
 NW Regional Science Park, Bay Rd
 A lunchtime seminar on licensing for startups, hosted

by media, IT and IP law firm Forde Campbell LLC 3. Why Good Design Makes Everything Better Tues, Sept 15th, 4:30pm–5:30pm
 The Playhouse, Artillery Street
 Creative & Cultural Skills and the NI Design Alliance invite you to come along and hear three thought provoking stories from individuals using design to grow their business and create something great.


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4. Legenderry Soup Thurs, Sept 17, 5pm Holywell Trust, Bishop St. Come together over a bowl of soup to help crowdfund new community initiatives. More information at culturetech.co 5. Teach Meet
 Fri, Sept 18th, 6pm–8pm
 The Guildhall
 Informal meetup “for teachers, by teachers” from across Northern Ireland to discuss innovative new ideas and share best practice.


6. Health Soup Twitter hangout Friday 18th 2–4 pm In Your Element invites those involved in health, and most importantly the community, to join us in the first ever ‘Health Soup’ Twitter Hangout. By pulling our resources together we can better tackle Type 2 Diabetes in advance of World Diabetes Day 14 November 2015. www.inyourelement.me

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