There is a chance for families to get in on the CultureTECH celebrations later today
With festivities at CultureTECH well underway at this stage, this afternoon sees a change of pace as the festival’s family-orientated programming kicks off at 3pm.
Thousands of young people - and a few older ones - are expected to descend on the Guildhall, the Playhouse Theatre and Foyleside Shopping Centre over the coming few days as the City Arcade and Minecraft gaming events get underway - with additional arcades expanding out to Game On, Richmond Centre, Verbal Arts Centre and Rath Mor in Creggan this year.
From tomorrow (Saturday), the daytime programme in the Music City 2014 Dome will also begin, with Saturday afternoon devoted to the MTV Academy DJ School and Sunday featuring a full afternoon of science, arts and technology fulldome video shows.
Guildhall Square will also play home to live music throughout the day and the BT Maker Marquee, featuring 3D printing and kid-sized, drivable electric cars.
The Craft Village will feature everything from animation workshops to maker events and culminate at 3pm in a an attempt to set a “world record” for the biggest digital fruit orchestra.
CultureTECH’s head of marketing and sponsorship, Connor Doherty, urged families to come along.
“We want as many families and young people as possible to take part - it will be a very exciting event,” he said.