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Tech Fest returns to Central Library to showcase learning opportunities

People in Swindon will get a chance to see technologies of the future at a special event at Central Library on Saturday (12 Oct).

Published: Wednesday, 9th October 2019
Tech Fest 12 Oct 2019

Tech Fest returns to the Regent Circus library for the second year as part of national Libraries Week and aims to highlight the range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities available in Swindon.

The free event, which takes place between 11am and 3pm, has been organised by the Swindon: Learning Town project in partnership with Tech Swindon and Swindon Libraries.

Demonstrations of current and future technologies from a number of local companies and organisations will be available on the day as well as information on a range of tech-related learning opportunities.

Digital arts company Create Studios will be on hand with examples of its digital film-making, while the possibilities of virtual reality will be brought to life by Render Media.

STEM club, Fayju Games and SED-Developments, who specialise in 3D printing, will also be in attendance.

Councillor Russell Holland, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Education and Skills, said: “Swindon has a proud history of innovation and we are still leading the way today with a Tech industry that is positively thriving.

“Tech Fest is a great way for local people, especially children, to be inspired by technology that is currently being used, not to mention some of the technologies of the future. I would encourage people to come along to Central Library on Saturday as it promises to be a fun, interactive day that will appeal to all ages.”

People will also get the chance to try some of the technology for themselves and take part in various activities on the day.

Anish Harrison, Swindon: Learning Town Project Lead, said: “STEM and the arts has an important part to play in Swindon’s future and Tech Fest is a celebration of what the town has to offer.

“The Swindon: Learning Town initiative aims to showcase all these wonderful learning opportunities and embrace what our technology sector will bring to the town in the years to come.”

The Tech Fest is a free event for anyone to attend. For further information contact either Anish Harrison, 01793 463798 aharrison@swindon.gov.uk or Leon Flower, lflower@swindon.gov.uk

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