Working with makers, artists, manufacturers and festival communities we’re building a participatory festival programme that will encompass making of all scales – bookable and drop-in making workshops; art and industry commissions; artisan craft and local food producers marketplaces; community embedded projects; and celebratory music and performance, bringing us back together through shared experiences.
Due to Covid-19, the festival weekend’s in 2020 and 2021 were unable to go ahead. During this time, we developed a new programme of work to bring cultural experiences to audiences. The covid safe programme included the public art project, Of Earth & Sky with artist Luke Jerram and local poets; working with international inflatable makers, Architects of Air, online workshops; and a Graduate Mentoring programme for creative graduates who were affected by lockdown restrictions along with a series of other projects and commissions working with artists, makers and communities throughout.
As we move into 2022 and beyond, we will continue to develop and deliver a year round programme alongside the festival weekend, bringing creative opportunities, artist development, and MAKING to our audiences.
Whether you’re curious about craft; design; heritage; science, technology or art – we look forward to welcoming you back in June 2022 – put the date in your calendar and let’s get ready to MAKE!
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Photography: Robin Zahler