It was great to meet some of Derbyshire’s home educated community of young people for our third This Girl Codes Heritage hack lab at the sunny Creswell Crags.

The Hack Lab was jammed packed with history, arts and creative tech activities. From guided cave tours to see layers of mark making, creative writing exercises, playing with app software to turn words into sigils and sigils into sounds – we explored both physical and digital art forms. Once again, we gained some fascinating insight into the time depth of the site and the layers of storytelling that the caves contain and inspire for the next generation to celebrate and reclaim. We learnt that the limestone gorge and caves date back to the time of Pangea.

Thanks to our creatives, lead artist Cora Glasser, writer Tyler Turner and Ian – one of the Crags many wonderful heritage facilitators as well as our brilliant volunteer, Ellie.

This Girl Codes
This Girl Codes is a Junction Arts award winning project that aims to empower women of all ages through art, science, history and technology.
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