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National Festival of Making 2019

Type:Festival

Blackburn Town Centre, King William Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7DY

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National Festival of Making 2019

The National Festival of Making is a unique celebration of UK making, from the factory floor to the kitchen table.

Taking place over two festival days, with long term projects running throughout the year, The National Festival of Making takes over the streets of Blackburn with music, markets, street food, art, performance, tours, talks and above all, an eclectic mix of making experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Festival organisers, including co-founder, Wayne Hemingway MBE, call on artists and British manufacturers to get involved in an even more ambitious event in 2019.

Britain’s revolution in hands-on creativity, contemporary manufacturing and tech-led making   shows no sign of slowing and the festival that shouts loudest about the brilliance of the nation’s makers, The National Festival of Making, will return to Blackburn, Lancashire on Sat 15 – Sun 16 June 2019. Entering its third year, the free-to-attend festival moves to a summer date for the first time.

 

 

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Events

Saturday, 15th June 2019 - Saturday, 14th September 2019

Industrialised Exhibition: Art in Manufacturing in the GalleryIndustrialised Exhibition: Art in Manufacturing in the GalleryCommencing on Saturday 15th June - Saturday 14th September 2019 at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Industrialised Exhibition: Art in Manufacturing in the Gallery Industrialised is an exhibition of artists featuring contemporary reflections on the rich layers and stories of making and manufacturing,…
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2018 - Large Event Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2018 - Large Event Award 2018

Directions

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In various venues & on the streets around the centre of Blackburn. 

Public Transport Directions

Within 10 minutes walk of the rail & bus station. There are good public transport links to all surrounding towns & cities.

Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for further details 01254 688040.

For information outside normal office hours: Traveline 0871 200 2223 or National Rail 03457 484950

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