2025 Festival Dates: 5 & 6 July

The Teenage Market

This burgeoning national initiative harnesses the creativity of young people to transform town and city centres across the UK.


A real showcase of creative talent and budding entrepreneurs – the wares of the newest emerging makers were full of the energy, vibrancy and diversity our young crafters are bringing to the UK. Blackburn BID collaborated with local university students to organise the repeat event, focusing on community values and bringing the best out of our budding entrepreneurs.




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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