National Festival of Making CIC

National Festival of Making CIC

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National - Britain


The Festival of Making CIC is the brainchild of Wayne Hemingway MBE, who has brought a series of award winning free festivals to the UK. the festival will exhibit some of today’s most best manufacturers, makers and innovators in a FUN, FREE, FESTIVAL setting.  

Deliberately set in the producing heartland of Blackburn, the festival will explore and celebrate the present day diversity in the range, scale and skills of UK-based making.  With twice the national average of people living in the area employed in the manufacturing industry, and a community of talented and creative makers working from homes and studios, the festival will be a vibrant celebration of our unrivalled making heritage and its bright future.


The festival will provide audiences the opportunity to see, make and do. For residents of Blackburn and visitors alike, the festival takes over the streets with music, markets, street food, art, performance, tours, talks and above all, an eclectic mix of making experiences for everyone.

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