2025 Festival Dates: 5 & 6 July

Talks Programme

Download the full talks programme here.

From Friday 14 – Sunday 16 June,  listen to Britain’s brave, new innovators across the creative, art and manufacturing industries’ in a series of free talks and panel discussions as part of this year’s festival. This programme brings a rich mix of creatives, thinkers and makers to the heart of Blackburn with a talks programme that is open to anyone who has an interest in the future of the arts, making or manufacturing 

Featuring a roundtable discussion about the power of working in the field of STEAM; dialogue into ‘Why Creativity Matters’ and a panel conversation providing deeper insights into the artist-factory collaborations that take place during the Art in Manufacturing programme.

2019s The Talks Programme has been curated by Creative Lancashire.

For full details of all the talks, please visit ‘The Talks Programme’ page here.



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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