2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

No Waste Workshops for Kids!

A series of workshops aimed at your younger ones – come and find 3 creative making workshops that all use found objects and promote the message ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’

Bottle Cap Workshop

A creative jewellery workshop, recycling drinks bottle caps.This workshop invites you to come and be inspired by Katie Duxbury’s bottle cap costume dress – made using thousands of recycled bottle caps. Come see this painstakingly crafted creation for yourself, and have a go at making your own piece of jewellery to take home!

Feed the Birds!

Join Sarah Hicks as she teaches you to make bird feeders for your garden from scrap/ recycled material

Chatterbox Origami

Shane Johnstone has been working in residency with Blackburn Youth Zone‘s young members to create a piece of public art and an art workshop in a series of creative sessions using wallpaper donated by Graham & Brown. Come along and create your own origami ‘Chatterbox’ to help you decide where to go next in the festival.

Don’t forget to seek out the giant unicorn art work made by the group! Read more here

Myerscough College Flower Workshop

Check out the incredible flower dresses on show on the Best in Show stage and then visit the workshop to make your own flower head dress on Museum Street.

This project is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Graham & Brown and delivered by Blackburn Youth Zone




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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