On the up · 6 July 2018

MAKEMORE: The first festival for maker entrepreneurs set for London launch

MAKEMORE will start in Victoria Park on 23 August
MAKEMORE festival will be hitting London this summer to celebrate the capital’s maker movement of crafty entrepreneurs.

The 5-day celebration will take over East London’s Victoria Park between 23 to 27 August.

The first festival to celebrate the maker movement?, MAKEMORE?will host artists and creatives from the world of animation, ceramics, design, painting, printmaking, woodwork and more.

With guidancefrom experts there is the chance tolearn lifelong skills from experts through demos, hands-on sessions and live performances.

The festival will host 100 creatives that will come together for an innovative array of creative, inspirational and hands-on activities.

MAKEMORE’s star attraction will be clay modelling sessions by Helen Javes, who has worked in Aardman’s art department for 15 years creating characters for Wallace And Gromit, Shaun The Sheep and Morph.

Meanwhile, Aardman story artist Sylvia Bull will run storyboarding workshops.

Former Aardman artist Helen Javes will deliver clay modelling sessions
Other attractions include street art skills from South East London’s Nathan Bowen, beekeeping at home with Bermondsey Street Bees, bushcraft with The Exploration Society, and art by Adbayo Bolaji, a resident at Zurich’s Galerie Proarta.



Carly Hacon is a reporter for Business Advice. She has a BA in journalism from Kingston University, and has previously worked as a features editor for a local newspaper.