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National Festival of Making, Blackburn
July 8th 2023 @ 11:00 am - July 9th 2023 @ 5:00 pm
QEST is excited to take part in the National Festival of Making, Blackburn for the first time, offering drop-in craft workshops for children and young people.
Find us in the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, where you can make a willow tension tray, corn dolly or woven boat with willow weaver Cherry Chung (Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July), or experiment with basic Arabic calligraphy letters using hand mixed ink and handmade bamboo pens with Arabic calligrapher Razwan Ul-Haq (Sunday 9 July only).
The National Festival of Making is a unique celebration of making from the kitchen table to the factory floor, taking place across the town of Blackburn the weekend of 8-9 July. Other highlights of the free family festival include the Art in Manufacturing commissioning programme – providing artists with a platform to make new work in and alongside some of the UK’s leading manufacturers; makers markets – including a professional makers market curated by Hopeful & Glorious and a future makers market for makers under 25 years old; family-friendly bookable and drop-in craft workshops; artist talks; street performances and more.
View the festival programme to start planning your weekend: www.festivalofmaking.co.uk/whats-on