This year’s Indietracks workshops

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We’re very excited to reveal this year’s selection of art and craft workshops – we’ve everything from music and dancing to quizzes, sewing, zine making and more!

Saturday workshops

2pm: Tallulah in 45 minutes (free)
Learn the indiepop classic Tallulah by Allo Darlin’ on the ukulele! In this workshop aimed at everyone from beginners to musical maestros, we’ll teach you how to play this wonderful song, and by the end of the session, we’ll all be singing and strumming along like Elizabeth Morris herself! If you have a ukulele, bring it along, although we will have a few for you try just in case!

3pm: Patch Up! (free)
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Come and design a patch and show why you love Indietracks so much! Draw, stick or sew something on the patch – pop in a photo, include your friends, your fave bands – it’s up to you! At the end, we’ll tie them all together to form a huge IndiePatch. Come on, patch up!

4pm: Portraits with Salle Pierre Lamy (free)
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Salle Pierre Lamy are edgar, a cat who wears spectacles and his good buddy Bryce a sort of a green potato/marshmallow/pillow man thing. Did you ever see the guys drawing portraits in Covent Garden or Blackpool or Paris or something? Well Salle Pierre Lamy are going to do some REAL art, they will do your portraits, it will change your life.

5pm: DJ Now That’s What I Call Music’s Dancerobics (free)
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DJ Now That’s What I Call Music is a DJ that plays songs only from the compilation series of the same name. Now, along with a dedicated ‘dancercise instructor’ DJ NOW would like to bring a fun dance work out to Indietracks festival!

Sunday workshops

Midday – Kids workshop! Make your own Totem Pole Music Shakers (£1.50)
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Make your own totem pole music shaker, tubes filled with pulses and decorated with a variety of different embellishments. You can make animals, people, the list is endless…These can be simplified or customized to suit all age groups!

1pm – Sorted For Twees & Quiz (free)
Your quiz host Gareth was once a winning contestant on Radio 2’s Popmaster with Ken Bruce, but failed to name 3 hits in 10 seconds by Leo Sayer! He was also on the winning team of a TV pop quiz show with Mark & Lard, but failed to receive a prize! We promise you there will be NO questions about Leo Sayer, and there WILL be prizes to be won! So form a team and test your knowledge of song clips, lyrics and useless trivia, from Belle & Sebastian to Take That.

2pm – For Books’ Sake (free)
Webzine for women’s literature, For Books’ Sake, are running a zine making workshop that will address the history of zine culture and the practical side of DIY zine making. Whether you remember The Au Pairs, Talulah Gosh, Huggy Bear or identify with the Tumblr generation, For Books’ Sake wants to encourage budding zinesters and evoke old memories to rekindle lost DIY passion. All are welcome to come along and have fun a crafternoon making zines the old fashioned way.

3pm: Put a bird on it (£1)
Make like Portlandia and come along and make a fabric bird brooch out of felt, to pin on your cardigan or bag! Suitable for adults and supervised children

4pm: Cardboard Record players (£3)
The workshop is a fun activity where people get to make and keep a working vinyl record player. With just a piece of card, a pin, a penny and some tape, the Cardboard Record Player bring old 7” vinyl records to life right before your very ears. These little machines are fun for those with a fondness for vinyl and are equally educational and baffling for children from the iPod generation.

5pm: On the Fly (£2 per activity)
On the Fly are investigators of unexplained phenomena and the mysteries of space! On The Fly will run two activities during the session.  1) Poster Making – Spread the word about UFO sightings, your telekinetic powers or your lost cat using collage and a photocopier! 2) Tin foil hat making – become more attuned to the glorious universe you’re part of by making a receptivity helmet out of simple household items. Receive exciting new transmissions straight into your brain!