A nationwide programme of craft innovation workshops for children and young people
Make:Shift:Do gives children and young people the chance to get hands-on with innovative craft.
2017's festival took place on the 27 and 28 October. Makerspaces, fablabs, museums, galleries, and libraries nationwide threw open their doors and offered a tinker-tastic range of making workshops and activities. Some highlights included:
- Crewe Library’s Digital Wibble Wobble Olympics, where families built and coded their own fitness monitors and then tested them in a dance off
- In Reading, families made and coded emotional robots at the Institute of Education
- Digital embroidery at London's Makerversity
- Families created uplifting digital jewellery at MadLab Manchester, and marvelled at the Centre for Fine Print Research’s 3D printing robotic arm in action at UWE in Bristol
Make:Shift:Do is organised by the Crafts Council in partnership with founding partners the V&A and Institute of Making at UCL. Events take place across the UK, at makerspaces, fablabs, museums, libraries, galleries, and universities.
Make:Shift:Do is popping up in Canterbury as part of British Science Week! Join us on 11 March to get hands on with DNA extraction with Bento Lab and create a unique desgn based on your genetic make-up with Dot One.