12 & 13 May 2018

Dawinder Bansal and Domestic Makers

Pulling at threads developed in 2017’s Front Room Factories’, which succeeded in unearthing the most inspired and inspiring kitchen-table and front room production lines in Lancashire’s communities, Wolverhampton-based theatre producer and artist Dawinder Bansal explores the crafts and traditions which come together to create a traditional South Asian wedding. Travelling through cultural traditions, time and generations of family members, Bansal aims to collaborate with home-based artisans and the small businesses that ensured a 1980s wedding in Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities went ahead with the unforgettable sensations that Bansal remembers from her youth. Calling out to the Lancashire community, Bansal will look for the day-and-night samosa makers, the stitchers of opulent outfits and intricate mehndi body artists who work together to make everything necessary for a traditional wedding. During the festival weekend visitors will be able to take part in a vibrant and communal celebration of making, trialling and testing their own making skills alongside the skilled artisans.





The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund

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