BASH Festival of Code is just a few weeks away

You can still get free tickets to August’s week-long coding festival for young people aged 13 to 17.

BASH Festival takes place 5 to 11 August in locations across the country, including Goldsmiths University in New Cross – a short Overground ride from Croydon. Tickets are free but limited and going quickly. You can get yours at

We’ll be building local communities of young coders, as well as a national network. During the week, young people will work on projects to build their skills at a regional hub with professional mentors. At the weekend, participants from all locations come together in Birmingham to show off their projects, make new friends from other hubs, and take part in our conference packed with great workshops and talks. The whole event is completely free, with an Access Scheme to help cover travel to Birmingham.

There are many fantastic organisations out there that teach young people how to code, but many don’t go beyond the basics or cater to older teens. The challenge comes once young people outgrow these basic programmes.

Photo of 3 young people looking at a laptop with excited and curious expressions.

We believe that BASH Festival of Code is one part of the solution to supporting young, techy people. The festival is aimed at young people who have outgrown the beginner coding lessons taught to young people aged 13 to 17. We don’t expect a huge amount of existing knowledge, but our aim is to complement the amazing work done in teaching the initial skills. 

This year we’ll be setting 3 challenges to our participants:

  • build physical or digital games
  • present data in novel ways
  • use hardware in a project

Find out more and book your tree tickets. We hope to see you there!

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