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STEAM POWER MEETUP #2

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Wigan STEAM, The Galleries

Marsden Street

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A meetup for people interested in STEAM to share projects, discuss ideas, and network

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At the beginning of the year, Emma from Playful Leeds did a Twitter call out:

"Hey people in Yorkshire/North. If you are working on projects and activities which bring people together across science, technology, engineering, arts & maths, how would you like to get together to share ideas, successes, flops, things that you are working on etc? Sometime June?"

In June, around thirty educators, makers, artists, librarians, general ‘do-ers’ and other wonderful people from across the North and beyond, met up in Leeds and chatted about STEAM, making, and shared stories about things they’re working on. There was also a big conversation around ‘Equity in Making’, which led to us committing to working together towards a goal of ensuring that the maker community becomes more accessible, approachable, diverse, and inclusive.

We’re excited to host the next STEAM POWER meetup at Wigan STEAM. We’ll be chatting more about STEAM and making, sharing projects and stories, and hopefully there will be some new STEAM faces. We’ll keep it informal like the last meetup, but there might be some structure so that we can hear about specific projects or ideas that people have.

Who is it for?

Anybody who thinks the acronym STEAM means something, or actually you are curious to know and define what STEAM means and why/how is it relevant. We want our network to continue to grow, so please come along if you’re interested.

What to bring?

If you fancy bringing some stuff you're working on, want to share links, elements to add to a sharing food table type thing then this is a very DIY affair. Chip in with what you think would make this a worthwhile meet up for you. If you have a specific project or topic/idea that you’d really like to share/discuss then please let us know.

Where in Wigan?

Our premises are located on an outside parade within The Galleries shopping centre in Wigan town centre. We are a ten minute walk from both Wigan train stations, and a less than five minute walk from the bus station. If you’re driving the cheapest nearby car park is on Mona Street (WN1 9NX). You can also park in the shopping centre (WN1 1AR) but that’s slightly more expensive.

Our exact location is on Google Maps, so that is the best way to find us. We are located on Hope Street in The Galleries centre which is *technically* not an official street - it’s just what the centre name our specific parade - the nearest actual street name is Marsden Street, which is directly opposite our entrance.

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