Unicorns and Drama comes to Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making 2018

Unicorns and Drama comes to Blackburn Youth Zone for National Festival of Making 2018

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Blackburn Youth Zone is pleased to announce an agenda of special events in support of the National Festival of Making on 12th and 13th May 2018.

This National Festival of Making will take place in Blackburn on Saturday 12th May and Sunday 13th May 2018.  In 2017 the first National Festival of Making welcomed 30,000 people of all ages to Blackburn for street performances, handcrafted fashion, food and drink and over 100 free and affordable making experiences in the company of master makers. 

Blackburn Youth Zone has collaborated with a range of partners including the Hive Manufacturing Group, UCLAN, Action Factory, The Refugee Community and Blackburn and Bolton Music Hub to deliver a host of making activities throughout the festival.

Sajeda from UCLAN Said:

‘UCLan will be doing some hands-on watercolor and textile activities, where the community will be able to paint their favourite part of Lancashire using some watercolors or getting their creative skills out and doing some simple running stitches on card and material.’

The Family Fun weekend will give the visitors chance to get involved in a range of fun making experiences. Activities will use waste material from the manufacturing industry to create art such as sculptures and musical instruments which celebrate the history of industrial Blackburn. Waste material will be donated from organisations from the Hive manufacturing sector.

The full list of Saturday activities includes: the presentation of an artists landmark map of Lancashire, fabric making with miniature looms, miniature building making with lolly pop sticks, rock painting and mini unicorn making workshops.  The Youth Festival will include Arts Slam, rap battles, dance off, graffiti work and a DJ.