Maker Faire UK: a two day festival of hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors.

Maker Faire UK is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth! Taking place on Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 April 2016, it’s a two day family friendly festival of invention and creativity. It brings together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe – people who love to make stuff and who want to share their passion with the public.

At Maker Faire UK, you can explore and create with the Makers and enjoy playful installations, drop-in workshops and fascinating speakers.

So whether you want to unleash your inner inventor, find out how science, technology, engineering and maths shape the world around you – or if you just fancy a great, hands-on day out, don’t miss Maker Faire UK.

About Maker Faire:
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.

About MAKE Magazine:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Subscribe here.

Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
  • a book publishing imprint with best-in-category titles on introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and more.

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  2. I’m interested in bringing some NVQ 2+3 plumbing students to the faire for the first time from Carlisle College but I need to persuade my head of Dept ..do I need tickets or can we just turn up

    • Hi Paul! There are likely to be a limited number of tickets available on the door on the day, but you’re best off buying in advance online if you can. They will be going on sale this week – watch this space!

      If you need any more info, feel free to drop us a line at info@life.org.uk


      Maker Faire UK team

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