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Festival of Making includes Preston events this year

Posted on - 5th May, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Makers display their wares during one of the events at the Festival of Making
Makers display their wares during one of the events at the Festival of Making

The annual Festival of Making is expanding to Preston for the first time.

Held in Blackburn in 2017 the festival celebrates all kinds of creativity and products.

Now its organisers are bringing some of the events to the city and it’s one for those who like their tech and graphics.

Special preview screenings of Graphic Means – a film that considers what the industry looked like before the first Apple Mac – is coming to the Continental.

The showing on Wednesday 16 May is one of a couple of events in the city.

This is how they made magazines and the like before computers
This is how they made magazines and the like before computers

Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid is also getting involved and plans are being put together for a Conservations in Creativity session.

Read more: Harris reopens the Himid exhibition

The full festival itself runs mainly in Blackburn from Friday 11 May for two weeks.

Creative Lancashire’s Ed Matthews-Gentle said: Creative Lancashire has put together an exciting programme of sessions and events, where people can share ideas, make new connections and hear from industry-leading professionals.

“This national festival celebrates the UK’s making industry, which runs all the way from kitchen tables and spare rooms to world-leading master manufacturers.

“Last year’s Festival brought around 30,000 people here from across the country, so it’s important to put Lancashire’s creativity at the heart of this event. We encourage creative people to come along and join in the discussions and activities.”

Read more: How this year’s Lancashire Encounter festival will be funded

You can see all the events via the festival’s Eventbrite page.

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