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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.

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