2025 Festival Dates: 5 & 6 July

Festival Pagoda on Cathedral Square

Enjoy a full programme of music, performances and talks at our Cathedral Square Festival Stage.


Come experience Fabric of Life, a special festival commission with More Music and Action Factory, that brings together songs from multi-lingual communities; after taking in a performance with Ri Ri’s Dance Academy. Practice your Bollywood beat with interactive dance workshops and enjoy a performance from Blackburn People’s Choir. You can hear the voices of women in making in the stage talk; Superwomen – Small Business Heroes.




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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