2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Folding Table

Folding Table imagines making a paper aeroplane, as an industrial craft process.
Commissioned for the festival in 2017 this artwork comprises of a specially designed and integrated table with templates, lasts, formers and tools that help you accurately complete each step to building the perfect paper plane.

The work explores how we tend to approach making – often thinking that something would be far too complex for us to do ourselves – by breaking it down into smaller steps.

Bread Art Ltd artist David Boultbee will be on hand to guide you through each of the steps and also showcasing his
We folded over 600 planes last year. Can you help us do even more this time?

Also at the festival…..

The Bakery

An innovative creative programme that is setting up a digital design and manufacturing studio staffed entirely by young people. It is inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen apprentice programme and Blackburn’s embedded culture and tradition of “creativity, industriousness and graft” that is currently undergoing a new resurgence across the town.

The Bakery completed its first major commission – a clock designed with the first intake of young people through a series of Tick Tock Workshops – introducing electronics and digital design based on time.

This 1.2 metres wide clock will be showcased at the festival weekend!



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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