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Festival of Making Talk Programme

Talk 1: Round Table: Women in STEAM – 10:45a.m – 12:00p.m

Talk 2: Round Table: Why Creativity & Making Matters – 1:30p.m – 2:45p.m

Talk 3: Round Table: The Arts & The Possible – 3:00p.m – 4:30p.m

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Blackburn’s Festival of Making Talk Programme 2019

Join some of the most recognisable names in fashion, design, art and industry in a series of free talks and panel discussions, curated by Creative Lancashire, at The National Festival of Making.

The Festival’s Talks programme is a rare opportunity for professional creatives, students, enthusiasts and the curious to learn more about the challenges, histories and future potential of making industries in their most diverse forms from those helping to shape them.

All talks and panel discussions are free to attend, but due to limited capacity, booking is advised to guarantee your place.

The Museum will be hosting the following Round Table Talks on Friday 14th June:

Talk 1: Round Table: Women in STEAM: Inspiring the Next Generation talk on Friday 14th June from 10:45a.m – 12:00p.m.

This round table invites diverse perspectives from women working in STEAM and related industries, exploring the questions around barriers and challenges facing women in these professions and in turn, how to inspire better equality in the industry.

With: Phillipa Glover (CNC Robotics) Helen Heggie (STEMFirst), Louise Gardiner (Darwen Terracotta), Daksha Patel (AiM Artist), Nicola Ellis (AiM Artist).

This event is FREE to attend. Only a limited number of audience contributor places are available on the day – please book your place in advance. To read the full details and book tickets here

Talk 2: Round Table: Why Creativity & Making Matters Talk on Friday 14th June from 1:30p.m – 2:45p.m.

As creativity becomes ever more important in the ability to succeed in both life and in many professions, this importance is devastatingly marginalised, reflected in the ever decreasing budgets in education. This session looks to new ideas for tackling this crisis, and will be exploring ways to establish advocacy for a high quality, relevant arts curriculum.

With: Darren Henley OBE ( Chief Executive, Arts Council England ACE), Sarah Gregory (CIF), Lucy Kennedy (National Sat Club), Daniel Charny (Fixperts)

This event is FREE to attend. Only a limited number of audience contributor places are available on the day – please book your place in advance. To read the full details and book tickets here

Talk 3: Round Table: The Arts & The Possible Talk on Friday 14th June from 3:00p.m – 4:30p.m.

This discussion considers the exciting ideas emerging from the likes of AIM, and similar artistic interventions and other ‘Createch’ endeavours, where technology connects with creativity to produce new activities and products.

With: John Wilson (Darwen Terracotta), Adele Orcajada (MaterialDriven), Nicola Ellis (AiM Artist), Charles Hadcock (Artist & Manufacturer). To read the full details and book tickets here

The Talks Programme continues throughout the weekend at various venues please visit the Festival of Making Website.

 

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