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Make:Shift:Do

A nationwide programme of craft innovation workshops for children and young people, 27-28 October 2017

Makerspaces, fablabs, museums, galleries, and libraries nationwide are throwing open their doors and offering a tinker-tastic range of making workshops and activities to open your eyes to the potential of new craft.

  • Take part in Crewe Library’s Digital Wibble Wobble Olympics― build and code your own fitness monitor and then test it out in a dance off!
  • In Reading, make and code an emotional robot at the Institute of Education
  • Drop-in to London's Makerversity to check out some digital embroidery
  • Create uplifting digital jewellery at MadLab Manchester, or witness the Centre for Fine Print Research’s 3D printing robotic arm in action at UWE in Bristol

All events are designed to give families, children and young people a taste of the future of making. 

Click on the map to see what’s on near you, or view the full listings below and check out this year's innovation challenge competition.


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.

Craft Challenge Competition - Wellbeing

From 3D-printed wheelchair parts to embroidered heart rate monitors, craft innovation is helping to make the world a healthier, happier place.

Check out Benjamin Hubert’s 3D-printed wheelchair, Professor Julian Ellis’ hand -embroidered soft tissue implants, or Lauren Bowker’s amazing colour-changing materials, which have been used to create clothing that monitors a patient’s temperature, or changes colour in response to air quality.

What craft innovation can you dream up to improve people’s mental or physical wellbeing? Write or draw us your ideas and tweet it tagging @CraftsCouncilUK with the hashtag #CCmakeshiftdo. The deadline for entries is 18th November.

The winner will receive a littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets kit. 

Find a workshop near you

Make:Shift:Do at FabLab Sandwell (Open Day)

 

Fab Lab West Midlands

Make:Shift:Do at Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol (Open Day)

 

Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE

Make:Shift:Do at Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol (Workshop)

 

Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE

Make:Shift:Do at Crewe Library

 

Crewe Library

Make:Shift:Do at Hemel Hempstead Library

 

Hemel Hempstead Library

Make:Shift:Do at Westgate Hall

 

Westgate Hall

Make:Shift:Do at Anarkik3D

 

Anarkik3D

Make:Shift:Do at Makespace Cambridge

 

Makespace

Make:Shift:Do at the Institute of Education, University of Reading

 

Institute of Education, University of Reading

Make:Shift:Do at Mozfest with the V&A

 

Ravensbourne

Make:Shift:Do at Fab Lab Plymouth

 

FabLab Plymouth

Make:Shift:Do at Beeston Library

 

Beeston Library

Make:Shift:Do at Shrimping It with Exchange CIC

 

Shrimping It

Make:Shift:Do at Southampton Central Library

 

Southampton Central Library

Make:Shift:Do at MakerClub Bournemouth

 

Bournemouth Eagle Labs

Make:Shift:Do at Hartlebury Castle

 

Hartlebury Castle

Make:Shift:Do at Blackpool Makerspace

 

Blackpool Makerspace

Make:Shift:Do at Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory

 

KWMC: The Factory

Make:Shift:Do at Basildon library

 

Basildon Library

Make:Shift:Do at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

 

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Make:Shift:Do at De La Warr Pavillion

 

Make:Shift:Do at Fareham Library (workshop)

 

Fareham Library

Make:Shift:Do at Ideas Hub Chelmsford

 

Ideas Hub Chelmsford

Make:Shift:Do Open Day at Madlab Manchester

 

MadLab

Make:Shift:Do at DoES Liverpool (Open Day)

 

DoES Liverpool

Make:Shift:Do Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve Workshop at Madlab Manchester

 

MadLab

Make:Shift:Do at Redbridge Central Library - Lab Central

 

Redbridge Central Library

Make:Shift:Do at York College

 

York College

Make:Shift:Do at Perton Library

 

Perton Library

Make:Shift:Do at Plant Noma

 

Plant Noma

Make:Shift:Do at Watts Gallery

 

Watts Gallery

Make:Shift:Do at Toxteth Library, Liverpool

 

Toxteth Library

Make:Shift:Do at electrobloom

 

electrobloom

Make:Shift:Do at MakerClub Norwich

 

Norwich Eagle Lab

Make:Shift:Do at MakerClub Greenwich

 

Greenwich Eagle Lab

Make:Shift:Do at MakerClub Brighton

 

MakerClub Brighton

Make:Shift:Do at the V&A

 

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Make:Shift:Do at Mozfest with the Young People’s Program

 

Ravensbourne

Make:Shift:Do at Derby Silk Mill

 

The Silk Mill

Make:Shift:Do at Fleet Makery (Open Day)

 

Fleet Makery

Make:Shift:Do at FabLab Sandwell (Workshop)

 

Fab Lab West Midlands

Make:Shift:Do at This Art of Mine

 

This Art of Mine

Make:Shift:Do at DoES Liverpool (Workshop)

 

DoES Liverpool

Make:Shift:Do at Wythenshawe Forum Centre

 

Wythenshawe Forum Centre

Make:Shift:Do at The Fusion Lab room, Makerversity

 

Makerversity

Make:Shift:Do Arduino Traffic Lights Workshop at MadLab Manchester

 

MadLab

Make:Shift:Do at Croydon Central Library (Workshop)

 

Croydon Central Library

Make:Shift:Do at Croydon Central Library (Open Day)

 

Croydon Central Library

Make:Shift:Do at Farnham Maltings

 

Farnham Maltings
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