2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

The Bureau Centre for The Arts @ Blackburn Market

Inviting you you to build a vision of a new future for The Bureau Centre for the Arts,  you are invited to co-create an interactive space from cardboard and scrap materials.


Opening the question ‘What makes an art centre?’ to Blackburn’s community and visitors in a unique opportunity to contribute ideas of how we can collectively build a future art centre together. The Bureau will also host an upcycling and stitching workshop, showcase musical performances across the weekend and a creative session to help make props for Blackburn Festival of Light which returns in the Winter this year.



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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