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Live Wire and Culture Warrington


Live Wire and Culture Warrington

The digital creative skills we propose to build into our outreach programme are the ones highlighted by the Government and economists as being necessary for the workforce of the future and the critical thinking skills crucial to the development of digital economies, communications and smart cities. Young people will learn how to use technology to their benefit and understand how it works, and rather than being passive consumers of tablets or smart phones they will be able to create them and design equipment themselves. They make friends and connections and learn how to work in teams, all the time developing critical thinking skills needed for the creative industries and businesses of the future.

LiveWire Warrington will deliver face to face digital technology workshops at all neighbourhood libraries and hubs throughout the borough, including the Pop-Up Museum and Library in Warrington town centre as part of a Summer Programme. Spark Penketh will continue their workshops. The programme of Public Art Commissions will continue to take place. CW will continue to develop their Digital Programme.

Geographical area

The equipment will be based in Warrington Central Library, all equipment will be mobile and will be transported to community centre's, education and learning buildings and libraries. This also includes businesses in Birchwood Park, Omega Park, Daresbury SciPark. 

The equipment will be transported to the 10 libraries listed below:

Penketh, Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub, Culcheth, Woolston Neighbourhood Hub, Birchwood, Stockton Heath, Lymm, Orford, Warrington central and Burtonwood.

In addition, Warrington Library and the Museum and Art Gallery is near Warrington Central Station and Warrington Bank Quay as well as M62, M56 and M6.

Technologies / Equipment

  • 29 laptops/chromebooks
  • 2x Spectre pro development laptops
  • Ultimaker Printer                
  • Einscan-SE 3D Scanner
  • Robotics and Physical computing kits                        
  • Circuit playground
  • Consumables for recycling and Museum in a box                             
  • 3d printing consumables – filament, spare nozzles
  • 5 x WIFI 4g
  • Software (Antivirus and Office for new laptops)
  • 360-degree camera and chestmount
  • 2x Projectors
  • Canon Legaria Camcorder and case
  • Portable camera tripod
  • Samsung 55inch TV and stand
  • Epson A3 Flatbed scanner
  • Epson Perfection V600 Home Scanner
  • Fujitsu Scansnap SV600 A3 Book Scanner
  • DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo
  • SONY Digital Compact Camera DSCWX350 with WiFi and NFC, bag and batteries
  • KROSER 18" Laptop ​Bags
  • MOSISO Laptop Briefcase for new MacBook Pro
  • Wired Mouse for Laptops and MacBook (x3)
  • Canon SM V1 Microphone for video camera
  • Canon Battery for Video Camera
  • Scan Disk 128GB Extreme SD
  • USB to USB Cables x3
  • Overhead tripod mount
  • Portable scanner Hollee
  • External CD/DVD Drive for MacBook Pro
  • EMART Photo Video Studio
  • KODAK Printomatic Digital Camera and Photo Paper
  • Hama Star 75 Camera Tripod
  • Amazon HDMI Cables 10 feet (3 pack)
  • DIGI Chip 64GB Memory Card for SONY
  • Cyber Shot Camera

Skills being developed.

The skills this project will develop on a town wide basis are:

  • Digital skills (recording and editing films, 3D scanning, Zoom meetings, making videos, presenting online)
  • Basic computer skills (Powerpoint Presentations)
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Technical skills
  • Coding skills
  • Employability skills (Oral Presentations)
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity & Design skills (making presentations and films)
  • Network & Connection skills
  • Programming and app development skills
  • Teaching skills (Curriculum focussed)
  • Upskilling of CW and LiveWire staff

Marketing (social media)

Contact: Leah Biddle