Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June | Blackburn
Lancashire is home to The National Festival of Making, a unique celebration of making, from the kitchen table to the factory floor.
This year’s programme includes a series of talks curated by The National Festival of Making in partnership with Creative Lancashire. It features some of the most recognisable names in fashion, design, art and industry in a series of free talks and panel discussions, and provides a rare opportunity for professional creatives, students, enthusiasts and the curious to learn more about the challenges, histories and future potential of making industries in their most diverse forms from those helping to shape them.?
All talks and panel discussions are free to attend, but due to limited capacity, booking is advised to guarantee your place. Take a look at what’s on:
Friday 10th June | 9.25am – 12.45pm
Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery
Two extended round table discussion exploring the circular economy of making.
Part 1 will explore how we create the conditions for makers and craft businesses to flourish whilst also addressing problems relating to the end of life of products and waste including:
Part 2 is informed by themes, ideas and provocations collected and presented by Ellen MacArthur Foundation in their recent Circular Design for Fashion publication which explores fashion industries huge potential to shift towards a circular economy fuelled by ‘passionate disrupters on the constant search for reinvention’.We will also look at the role of educators to reset the generation of fashion and textiles designers to embed circular economy principles to:
Saturday 11th May | 4.30pm
A potter by trade and known to many as the judge on TV shows like the Great Pottery Throw Down & The Victorian House of Arts & Crafts, Keith Brymer Jones talks with Wayne Hemingway.
Ballet dancer. Front man in an almost famous band. Being on the TV. How did all that happen?
What if an art teacher hadn’t given him a lump of clay? What if his band had been really successful? What if he hadn’t taken a photograph of a bowl to the buyer at Heals in London?
Expect to hear all of the above and more in this insightful conversation between the lively voices of Keith and Wayne.
This event will take place in Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday 11th June at 4:30pm. The event is FREE to attend but tickets are essential to manage capacity.