"It's a great place for people to meet up and learn different skills... I've learnt how to programme an Arduino, and how to solder!" - Mark, building surveyor and tech enthusiast. 


Many of us can get a bit intimidated by technology, and in a world where tech is becoming an increasingly important and integral part of our lives, it's easy to feel like you're getting left behind.


But FACTLab is here to help! Our incredible technologists in residence Thiago Hersan and Radamés Ajna have set up a course called Hack Nights, where those interested in things like programming and coding can learn first hand about these fascinating topics, and develop new skills in an informal, welcoming and supportive environment.



Hack Nights resume on 15 September, with two main strands:

- A course of weekly introduction sessions every Wednesday evening, 6pm - 8pm offering an insight into basic concepts of programming, electronics and interactivity using Processing and Arduino

- Specialised sessions every Tuesday from 6pm - 8pm which will go into more depth for those with a little more experience. These sessions are drop-in so you can attend as many as you like!


See the full programme here.


So whether you're an artist using technology in your practice, an enthusiast looking to top up your skills, or a beginner who wants to find out more, we can't wait to see you at the next workshop!


FACTLab is now open in the FACT Connects Space in the foyer, Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 6pm until 22 November. FACTLab and its' events are supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union and Connecting Cities