On the up · 6 July 2018

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

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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 guidance from experts there is the chance to learn 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.

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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 Adébayo Bolaji, a resident at Zurich’s Galerie Proarta.

Speaking ahead of the festival’s launch, creative director John Wilkie said MAKEMORE was the festival for “makers and doers”.

“A proper summer festival in Victoria Park where you come down for the whole day to try your hand at loads of different crafts with live music and immersive theatre to keep you buzzing.”

“The maker movement is everything that’s good about London – the creativity, design and energy of our city.”

“The festival features the best of what people are making and doing across the city. It’s an uplifting festival where you drink, socialise and have a go at making something.”

Tickets for MAKEMORE are on sale now at www.makemore.art

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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.

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