The National Festival of Making
The FREE National Festival of Making will take place over the weekend of Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 May 2017 at various locations around Blackburn Town Centre.
See, taste and hear things you’ve never seen, tasted or heard before at the first ever National Festival of Making, a FREE family festival taking place in the manufacturing heartland of Blackburn, Lancashire over two, exciting days. Innovative art installations, hands-on workshops, live performance and markets promoting handmade products, including fine foods and craft ales, give visitors chance to celebrate the unique diversity, innovation and skills in British making and manufacturing in unexpected and inspiring ways.
A festival like no other, The National Festival of Making will bring together artists and designers, manufacturers, small scale makers and the public together to explore their own making potential. Taking place under an hour by car from rail and bus-connected cities, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, the festival finds its home in Blackburn, the home of British manufacturing, where 25% of people, twice the national average, are still employed in manufacturing.
For updates about the festival programme and information on how to get involved visit www.festivalofmaking.co.uk and sign up to the mailing list. News and opportunities will also be posted on Twitter at www.twitter.com/festofmaking and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/festofmaking.