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Event Date(s): Wed 03/05/2017 - Wed 03/05/2017 (Ends in -624 days)

Location: Cathedral Blackburn

~The National Festival of Making is taking place from the 6th - 7th May 2017. It’s an opportunity to celebrate Britain’s manufacturing and making heritage. And, as an appropriate prelude to the two day event there will be a series of  Conversations in Creativity panels and Business Innovation for Growth (BIG) workshops.

These two seminars are designed to address key themes relevant to creative practitioners involved in the maker movement and industry.

The first one is taking place on Wednesday 3rd May at Blackburn Cathedral from 6.30pm- 8.30pm. The evening will be hosted by Dave Kirkwood and will feature Craig Oldham ( an eponymous practice of design and creative consultant ), Hamish Muir ( co-founder of the London-based graphic design studio 8vo (1985-2001) and Jane Foster ( an award winning illustrator, author and textile designer ).

Dave too is no stranger to the arts, he founded his art and design practice, DaveKirkwoodStudio, in 2007 and has developed experimental and charity based work  for the past ten years.

Tickets cost £6/ £4 Concessions & Creative Lancashire/Creative Industries Federation/D&AD members

Members of Creative Lancashire Network, Creative Industries Federation & D&AD can use the following Code to purchase Tickets at the discounted price of £4:

In addition there is an afternoon session from 2-4pm on the 3rd May at The University Centre,  Blackburn College. Simply titled ‘Masterclass in Making’ :- Dave Kirkwood, Hamish Muir and Jane Foster will explore the question - What makes the makers? This will include  designers, makers, students businesses and anyone interested in the creative process. Places are limited.

Tickets: By Invitation – A number of places will be made available to students & relevant creative practitioners. To request a place contact: emg@creativelancashire.org

Why not get a taste of what the National Festival of Making has in store this May by attending one or two of the above events. If you’re an artist yourself this could be an essential date in your cultural calendar.

The festival itself will bring together artists designers, manufacturers, small scale makers and the public together to explore their own making potential.

For more information please visit the website where you will find out all about it, how you can get involved and what it means for Lancashire based artists:- festivalofmaking.co.uk

Conversation in Creativity :
Craig Oldham, Hamish Muir & Jane Foster with Dave Kirkwood (Host) National Festival of Making Conference
In association with D&AD
Time & Date: 6.30-8.30pm, Wednesday 3rd May 2017.

^Alex Ashworth