Apple will hold a series of creative youth workshops for 6-13-year olds across all its UK retail outlets in May and June.

The free events aim to help families and their children learn how to use their Macs and their iLife applications to create songs, films or photo albums.

Children will get a hands-on chance to compose tracks in GarageBand, with loops, beats and vocals – they'll also take home their song on a CD along with a workbook to help them work on other music projects. Movie and photo workshops follow a similar path, with trained Apple experts on-hand to show participants what to do, and those taking part going home with the results of their work.

These events are being hosted across Apple's nine UK retail stores. Dates and times of specific workshops in the store nearest you are available here.