When: 26th & 27th July 2014
Where: MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry), Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP
£: Free (some charges for select workshops)
What is it?
Celebrate creativity at MOSI’s third annual and ever popular Manchester Mini Maker Faire, which takes place on 26th and 27th July.
MOSI brings together makers, families and visitors of all ages and experience to celebrate, inspire and showcase all kinds of remarkable hand-made projects. Over 50 of the UK’s most talented makers have been invited to share, enthuse, demonstrate, engage, inspire and show off their skills, passion and abilities to create, invent and experiment.
There is something to interest everyone from a 10 foot bike made entirely out of the scraps of other discarded bicycles whizzing around the cobbles, to George the Robot who can be tweeted as he moves across the site taking photographs. The Museum will be buzzing with a dazzling array of impressive “makes”, such as the Clanger Organ made out of stuffed Clanger toys.
Visitors can take part in a do-it-yourself demonstration on hacking, soldering, hydraulics and woodworking, or get hands-on at workshops on incredible inks. Visitors can also build their own miniature Victorian building or bug house, and witness a giant interactive space-tracker.
All ages are welcome and no previous making experience is necessary. Visitors can drop in and witness the creative revolution as the entire Museum bursts into life with the very best in maker culture. Workshops and activities for both adults and children will run across the site – indoors and out – throughout the weekend. Most workshops will be free.
The Maker Faire movement started in the Bay Area of San Francisco in 2006. Since then, the concept has grown into an international movement, with community driven, independently organised Mini Maker Faires popping up across the globe. The Manchester Mini Maker Faire is part of the ‘imagine it, make it, move it,’ summer season of family events at MOSI.
The Museum of Science & Industry tells the story of where science met industry and the modern world began. From textiles to computers, the objects and documents held in MOSI’s collection tell stories of everyday life over the last 200 years, from light bulbs to locomotives.
More info: www.mosi.org.uk