Join Signals this Easter holiday for a series of creative digital workshops around Essex and online!

From film making in Colchester to game making in Jaywick and Autism friendly online sessions, we’ve got something for everyone to get involved with this Easter holiday. Tickets are going fast, so read on and book your tickets now!

Our workshops are aimed at young people aged 9 – 18 and are a mixture of free and paid events, although free places are available for those who would find it difficult to pay – find details here. To learn more about our range of Autism friendly workshops, please click here.

Signals is a base for independent filmmaking and education based in Colchester, Essex. We’re passionate about providing opportunities for everyone to get creative and involved in media production. To find out more about us, click here.

Autism Friendly Taster – Tech, Games, Animation and Film

Tuesday 5th April
10am – 12pm
Ages 9 – 18
Free

Come along to our accessible, autism-friendly taster session and get an idea of what Signals is all about. We’ll explore games, film, tech and animation in a relaxed atmosphere with expert help in small groups.

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Image of a hand-made robot with the text "autism friendly"

Autism friendly Video Game Making Taser Online

Tuesday 5th April
2pm – 4pm
Ages 9 – 18
Free

Come along to our accessible, autism-friendly taster session for our video game workshops. In a relaxed online setting, our expert game tutors will introduce you to learning about and creating your very own video game, using Scratch.

This workshop will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out via zoom.

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Laptop showing a Scratch game and the text "online autism friendly"

Crafty Computing

Monday 11th April
10am – 3pm
Ages 9+
£40 (Free places are available)
Get ready for a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to control games with a webcam or play a keyboard with bananas! Combine arts and crafts with digital tech and create your own custom game controllers using Scratch, Microbit and Makey Makey. Zero experience needed.

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child playing with physical computing and musical equipment

Film in a Day

Tuesday 12th April
10am – 4pm
Ages 11+
£40 (Free places are available)

From script to screen, all in a day! You’ll learn about and use practical, professional film-making techniques and equipment with expert guidance. Experiment with lights, cameras and sound equipment to see what you can create. Working in teams, you’ll work against the clock to plan, act and shoot your original short film. Create your cinematic masterpiece!

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young person using a film camera

Autism Friendly Video Game Making

Wednesday 13th April
10am – 12pm
Ages 9 – 18
Free

In a relaxed atmosphere, our expert game tutors will help you to learn about and create your very own video game, using Scratch – the entry level game design software. Make simple 2D arcade games and share them online (via the scratch website) or pop your them onto your own USB to take home!

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child creating a video game on a computer with the text "autism friendly"

Autism Friendly Video Game Making Online

Wednesday 13th April
1pm – 2pm
Ages 9 – 18
Free

In an accessible online setting, our expert game tutors will help you to learn about and create your very own video game, using Scratch – the entry level game design software.

This workshop will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out via zoom.

Book here

laptop screen showing a video game

Historical Video Game Making at Jaywick Martello Tower

Thursday 14th April
10am – 12pm
Ages 9 +
Free

Create your own exciting 2D arcade games and share them online for others to play and enjoy using Scratch. You’ll also test an early prototype for a new interactive exhibit to be installed in the Jaywick Martello tower, helping to shape the final design to go on display later this year.

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Illustration of a defensive tower with the text "at jaywick martello tower"