Wirral MakeFest returns for second annual event

Wirral MakeFest, the highly anticipated festival celebrating creativity, innovation, and community, is set to return for its second annual event.

Taking place on Saturday, 1 June, at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum and Birkenhead Central Library. Wirral MakeFest promises to be a day filled with inspiration, learning, and hands-on experiences for all ages.

With a wide array of activities, workshops, and exhibits, Wirral MakeFest 2024 offers something for everyone.

From technology enthusiasts to artists, scientists, crafters, and hobbyists with a theme of sustainability. This year’s event is set to be the most diverse and engaging yet and is part of the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture programme.

The one-day free festival will feature:

  • Drop in and scheduled workshops : Engage in interactive workshops covering topics such as coding, 3D printing, and sustainable living. We are delighted that the team from Seacombe’s Eureka! Science and Discovery will be sharing their “Chew to Poo” activities all about digestion throughout the day from the library
  • Exhibits: Explore a variety of exhibits showcasing technology, art, and DIY culture
  • Demos: Witness fascinating demonstrations from local makers and the UK, including virtual electronics, woodcarving, model making and more
  • Hands-On Activities: Dive into hands-on activities, including crafting, upcycling, Lego building and experimental projects
  • Performances from local poets and musicians at both venues
  • An exciting use of space inside and out with a pop up cafe in the library’s pocket park and integration of the wonderful “Going to the Match” Lowry exhibition into some of the activities at the Williamson
  • Community: Connect with fellow makers, creators, and innovators from the Wirral area and beyond

“Wirral MakeFest is a celebration of the incredible creativity and innovation within our community,” said Alison Bailey Smith, director of Wirral MakeFest C.I.C. “We are thrilled to provide a platform for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together, learn, and be inspired. Very pleased to be part of the Borough of Culture programme and to have secured some funding through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund”.

Wirral MakeFest 2024 is free and open to the public, welcoming families, students, professionals, and hobbyists alike. Whether you’re a seasoned maker or just starting, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s event.

Join the fun on 1 June at Wirral Libraries and the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum – inside and outside for Wirral MakeFest 2024 a day for all ages. Free tickets available via Https://www.wirralmakefest.org/tickets

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