2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Aunty Ji’s Making Corner

In 2018 Dawinder Bansal joined forces with the South Asian community in Blackburn to create an installation called ‘The Making of a South Asian Wedding.’


Showcasing the wonderful making skills that go into creating fantastic food, clothing, table design and flowers for weddings across this region through communal making round the kitchen table.The Curry Club ladies return this year to run making sessions including; samosas, the humble chapati, turban tying and henna candle painting.


Saturday 15th June
11am – 2pm – Chapati Making
2pm – 5pm – Samosa making
4-6pm – Candle Decorating
4-6pm – Sari tying
Sunday 16th June
11am – 2pm – Samosa Making
2pm – 5pm – Chapati Making
4-6pm – Candle Decorating
4-6pm – Sari tying




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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