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Science Fiction to Science Fact

Date Posted:29/06/2016

National Museum of ComputingThe National Museum of Computing has already released details of their Summer Bytes Festival taking place from 31 July to 28 August.

They will again be hosting a range of bytes sized tasters coverings a range of areas such as coding, game design, robotics, animation and much more!

The Festival will launch with the return of the UK Garrison and friends at the R2 Builders Club bringing to life everyones favourite characters from the Star Wars Universe on the 30 July.

During the first week they will celebrate all things coding, with intro activities being run by OhBot, pi-top, Code Bug, Robots in Schools and more. For the more advanced coder, they will be hosting a week long coding challenge which you can sign up to.

Anyone call for a Doctor?? Visitors on the 6th August will enjoy the chance to listen to Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula - authors of The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who - explore the Doctor's tricky relationship with computers. Alongside them will be BAFTA award winning Visual Effects specialist Mike Tucker who will be talking about his career and about his role on the popular show.

Music lovers will enjoy a talk by award winning composers Patrick Jonsson and Rupert Cross who will discuss how computers play a vital role in producing music for films and how computers have changed the way we listen. Both composers have worked on various films and include Hollywood films such as Marvel’s Thor and Disney’s Brave.

For the workshop lover, there will be a range of courses run by Tablet Academy who will be running classes on Minecraft, animation and Lego Mindstorm and WeDo.

Got the need for speed? Why not take part in the F1 in Schools activity taking place during the Festival.

More activities, talks and fun is still to be confirmed and advise keeping an eye on the website or the social media pages on Facebook and Twitter “bytesfestivals”