2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

The Urban Arts Experience

Free sessions at their unique workshops are still available!

The Urban Arts Experience – Make a track, make a move, make a story or make a mix in workshops provided by music industry experts including published author and award-winning poet MC Angel, scratch master DJ Shorty and Mister Lees. Whether learning to lay down your a beat inside their onboard studio, establish some new moves with their breakdancing tutors, or learn what it takes to be a superstar DJ, festival participants can expect an unforgettable experience. All housed in a single-decker Outreach Media Bus, the workshops create a safe space for people to listen, feel and create, exploring hidden talents and uncovering new passions. The Urban Arts Experience have seen the positive effects inclusive, creative activity has on young people’s confidence, aspirations and wellbeing and now head north to share these powerful creative experiences in Blackburn.



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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