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Made You Look – a film about creativity in the digital age

A rare and candid insight into the work of some of the UK’s top creative talent, including beautifully shot footage of artists at work and play in their own creative environments including: Jon Burgerman, Anthony Burrill, Sophie, Dauvois, Fred Deakin, Pete Fowler, Kate Moross & Helen Musselwhite, In association with D&AD. Screenings: 2pm Sat 6…

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Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival – The UK’s first festival dedicated to craft and making

Friday 5 May (8.30-10.30pm) Opening the first evening is Roadliners from Pretend Lovers – an evocative documentary that sets out to shed some much needed light on an often unappreciated craft. The film celebrates road markers Tam and Jim as they hand-pour and paint lines on the streets of Glasgow. Directed by Juriaan Booij and…

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Conversations in Creativity – Charles Hadcock: Studio Visit & Panel with Charles Hadcock FRBS, John Grayson, Hugh Miller, Jamie Holman & Claire Mander in association with The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS)

An exclusive opportunity to gain a unique insight into the work and process of Charles Hadcock, one of the country’s leading artists in his own studio surroundings, located in the stunning South Ribble mill location, followed by a panel discussion other RBS artists and celebrated emerging maker talent. How do you finance the creation of…

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How to sustain making in Lancashire: Facilitated and led by Jonathan Ball

How to sustain making in Lancashire: Facilitated and led by Jonathan Ball Post-festival workshop to inform FOM 2018 and initiatives to sustain making in Lancashire – aimed at stakeholders, makers, festival partners and other relevant strategic stakeholders. Date: Thursday 11 May tbc Venue: UCBC (Blackburn College) The outcome of the workshop will be a number…

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Why the future’s bright for UK textile manufacturing?

Kate Hills – Make It British, Adam Mansell – UKFT, Vanessa Podmore –previously at Burberry, (Patrick Grant/David Collinge/John Spencer tbc)  Make it British host a round panel discussion about 21st Century textile manufacturing  Time: 2-4pm (tbc) Date: Thursday 4 May Venue: Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Tickets: £6 / £4 Concessions & Creative Lancashire/Creative Industries Federation/Make it British…

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Conversations in Creativity – Northern Aesthetic / Northern Fashion

Patrick Grant, Adam Murray, Lou Stoppard, Wayne Hemingway, Patrick Murphy/Caroline Rush (CEO British Fashion Council) Time: 1-3pm (tbc) Date: Sunday 7 May (tbc) Venue: Blakeys, King Georges Hall How to sustain making in Lancashire: Facilitated and led by Jonathan Ball Post festival workshop to inform FOM 2018 and initiatives to sustain making in Lancashire –…

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BIG – Beyond the hype: the impact of the maker movement

Daniel Charny, Eddie Kirkby, Hannah Fox, Hannah Stewart (Host) Daniel Charny & Eddie Kirkby consider how the maker movement is slowly transforming into mainstream impact – sometimes in unexpected ways. The talk will provide real insights for policy/decision makers and those interested in making as a movement for social change. Time: 3-5pm (tbc) Date: Friday 5 May…

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