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Curious Community

Halloween Fun Lurks Around the Corner in Strabane And Derry

Need to entertainment your little ghouls this Halloween? Never fear, the Nerve Centre’s Curious Communities Programme returns to Strabane and Derry this week for a day of fun-filled activities in Fountain Street Community Centre (Thursday, Oct 29) and Caw Youth Club (Friday, Oct 30).

Aimed at young people aged eight and above, there will be plenty of activities to keep everyone spooked and entertained, from creepy crafts, magical minecraft, spooktacular STEM fun and much more, hosted by Nerve Centre FabLab, CultureTECH and STEM Aware.

The FabLab team will be on hand with state-of-the-art digital equipment to help children bring their imagination to life. Create hair-raising Halloween decorations, or even creepy costume accessories, using 3D printers and laser cutters. All you need to bring with you is your creativity.

Fans of Minecraft will use the hugely popular gaming software to create their own Halloween character – from skeletons, pumpkins, ghosts to ghastly ghouls or maybe even a magical witch. The possibilities are endless.  

If that isn’t enough STEM Aware will have everyone making slimy alien creatures, getting friendly with real zombie brains, blood and bones, catching spiders and putting them back in their webs and solving mystery crimes; Who stole Freddie? Was it you? Perhaps the clues of the crime are in the slime!

The fun kicks off on Thursday 29th October from 12pm - 4pm at Fountain Street Community Centre, Strabane and at Caw Youth Club, 68 Seymour Gardens on Friday 30th October.

All the events are free and delivered as part of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Science and Innovation programme. Booking is not required. 

Upcoming Events:

Let’s Get Curious Maker Workshops

Saturday 19th March, 12 noon

Come and get curious at Ebrington from 12 Noon, Saturday 19th March at the "Saints & Scholars, Castles & Kingdoms Maker Workshops". Create your own sword, shield or goblet, enjoy storytelling or music. Workshops are in Building 8081 and run every hour on the hour.