2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Dirty Faces Cinema

Blackburn’s iconic Tony’s Empress Ballroom will be transformed into a casual co-created space for the festival weekend.



This space will be curated by Dirty Faces and host DJs, film screenings, artist Q&As and more, and will be a place for people to connect with fellow film enthusiasts, makers, musicians, artists, and everyone in between.


Programme to be announced.



Dirty Faces is a Lancashire-based production company producing films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. Their name, a nod to the mining towns from which they were born, is ironically their aim not to make run-of-the-mill content and instead connect North West artists with the world through innovative productions and events.




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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