As a not-for profit Community Interest Company, based in Widnes, MakoDigital Arts’ aim is to provide FREE, fun, exciting digital arts, media and technology workshops for the people of Halton and beyond. 

We want to get people using technology for things other than just social media and gaming, by educating them in a fun way about some of the many other things they can use technology for… So, we’ve worked really hard to secure funding so that we could offer digital arts, media and technology workshops for free.

In October 2018 we were really fortunate to have secured funding from Big Lottery Fund, to run ‘Switched ON’ workshops for young people in Widnes and Runcorn. The workshops were sold out in less than 24 hours, with a huge waiting list, showing just how popular these workshops are and just how much we need them for young people in Halton. The workshops ran each week with them concluding in mid January. 

The young people made some amazing creations throughout the workshops including:

  • Digital Music Making

  • Computer Game Design

  • Stop Motion Animation

  • Microbit Coding

  • Emoji Pin Badge Design

  • Green Screen Christmas Cards

  • Code-A-Drone

We held special celebration events in Widnes and Runcorn for the young people to showcase their incredible work to their friends and families. The events were fantastic, with each young person awarded a certificate and amazon voucher to reward them for making the project such a huge success. As a result of taking part in these workshops many of the young people have now decided that they would like a job in the technology industry in the future. We want to congratulate all of the participants for creating some spectacular digital creations and for making this project so rewarding and enjoyable. We also want to thank Big Lottery Fund for making this project possible for the young people of Halton.

Contact MakoDigital Arts CIC

All of the young people who take part really enjoy our workshops and are keen for us to offer more. In order for us to do this we desperately need more funding, so we would like to invite local people or businesses to sponsor/make donations towards future workshops. 0151 345 1419 info@makodigitalarts.org.uk