2025 Festival Dates: 5 & 6 July

Art in Manufacturing: Fabula un Facto, Sam Williams + The Cardboard Box Company

Sam Williams imagines a world where physical limitations and perceived wisdom operate in flux. Her work draws from her childhood growing up in a theme park, Drayton Manor, where her family (and later she) worked. Using play structures, bold graphics and colourful patterns she dreams up environments that evoke joy and curiosity for audiences old and young.


Fabula un Facto is a playful installation, inviting audiences to experience the wonder of the factory floor. An immersive representation of the infinite nature of human innovation, the installation loosely follows the form of a cardboard box in net form and is a joyful reminder that play is in the making.

Artist Talk

Saturday 6th July – Sam Williams – 1pm – The Exchange

Sam Williams in Conversation with Festival Co Founder, Wayne Hemingway MBE.

Find out more about Art in Manufacturing Season 6.



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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