Over 60 people enjoyed musical performances, videos, poems and student films as the Flux website burst to life during its official launch on Wednesday 13 February.
Isambard students sang extracts from their Amerisong project, then new youth rock band Any Day Now continued entertaining the many guests who attended the event at Steam, in Swindon.
Community poet Tony Hillier read poems written by the audience – about the connection between the website and a carrot!
A visual art exhibition was also on show while everyone enjoyed tea and cakes, and the mobile digital studio, the FluxMobile, was outside and open to visitors.
Parent Ian Marshall said, "It was wonderful. Every time we come to a Flux event it's excellent." Flux Director Kirsty Carter added, "I'm thrilled with the website, it looks fantastic and is a real credit to Flux, which is all about providing quality arts and digital media. Now it's over to you. Check it out on www.fluxswindon.org.uk and leave your comments!"
Flux is a three-year pilot project funded by the government and delivered by Artsmad to see if fantastic arts activities can help shape the new communities of North Swindon.
As well as working in the general community, Flux is working with students at the new Isambard School. The project has been running for over a year and during that time has brought such classes as:
- cartoon club
- digital media
- hip hop dance classes
- rock school
Many of these classes are featured on the website at www.fluxswindon.org.uk