The festival, which takes place from September 9-15, is a celebration of digital technology, media, music and arts featuring over 160 events and sessions across the week. The announcement will see community and youth groups from across the city be given priority bookings for many of the festival’s most exciting events including a huge games arcade in the Millennium Forum and CultureTECH Junior, a dedicated strand of events for young people, sponsored by Seagate.
Festival Marketing Manager, Connor Doherty said: “We’ve always been very keen to work with as many local groups as possible to make sure that this year’s festival reaches the whole of the city. From today, community and youth groups can block book sessions within the games arcade, CultureTECH Junior and a variety of theatre, arts and technology events across the week.”
“We will also be announcing a series of events to take place in various neighbourhoods across the city during the festival. We have over 100 exciting speakers and dozens of artists, musicians and performers taking part in the festival and we want to make sure that it is accessible as possible for anyone who wants to take part.” he added.
In addition to games and the CultureTECH Junior exhibition, the full list of events where group bookings are available include film screenings, free coding workshops for kids, a multi-media performance for babies, theatre workshops and several theatrical performances.
Although the majority of the programme is completely free to anyone interested in attending, youth and community groups will also be able to reserve seats in advance for performances and take part in hosted, private sessions. Any community, youth group or school interested in booking spaces can contact Connor directly via email to or by phoning +44 28 7126 2379.
Details of the full CultureTECH Festival programme are available online now at www.culturetech.co/prog