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Spark Festival 2016

31 May – 3 June 2016
Come down to the Spark Festival at Phoenix to play, learn and invent with brilliant new creative technologies.

We’ve added the amazing Big Blue Interactive Pool by Brendan Oliver to the lineup as Cave Aux Bulles may be a little delayed in joining us

Come down to the Digital Playground at Phoenix to play, learn and invent with brilliant new creative technologies. This year we’re full to the brim with interactive exhibitions, amazing activities and short films handpicked for the digital generation.

In the Cube gallery we have Big Blue,  an interactive pool projected onto the floor of the gallery which whisks you away to the depths of the ocean, where the reeds and creatures react to what you do and you always leave a trail of bubbles as you go.

In the Café Bar and foyer we’ll have our usual mix of interactive installations and fun activities, as well as a different free digital making workshop each day, while in our small cinema we’ll be showing short films from some of the world’s most imaginative animators and filmmakers.

To top things off we’ll have family films in our main cinema screens and a tasty kid’s menu available in our Café Bar.


Playground Activities (11am – 4pm daily)

Cube gallery – Big Blue
An interactive installation where the shadows of bubbles transform into tiny animations before your eyes

Foyer – Ototo Sound Lab
A weird and wonderful collection of everyday objects make crazy sounds. All you have to do is touch them!

Cafe bar – Emofie
Create a short film of your face by taking selfies!

Cafe Bar – Creative Workshops
A series of short drop-in activities, with a different one each day (see below for details)

Screen Room – Shorts for Wee Ones
A selection of brilliant films playing all day in our micro cinema space

Cave Aux Bulles TBC

Suitable for 2+ years

Tue – Robot Drawing with Code Club
Learn how to programme a little robot to make simple drawings!

Wed – Smartphone Darkroom
Make analogue photos with your Smartphone in our mini darkroom

Thu – Digital Dream Jars
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s the BFG, make your own dream jars and use them to interact with a simple game

Fri – DIY Virtual Reality
Make your own Google Cardboard headset to take away and have a go on the amazing Oculus Rift!