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National Festival of Making Conference

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In the days preceding the weekend celebration of making Creative Lancashire in association with partners including Central Research Laboratory, Crafts Council, D&AD and The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS), present a series of events aimed at professional creative practitioners/makers and industry.

Through a series of Conversations in Creativity talks, Masterclass in Making workshops and Business Innovation for Growth (BIG) seminar discussions, the conference events will address key themes relevant to creative practitioners involved in the maker movement and manufactures.


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 27 APRIL

EVENT TITLE: Conversations in Creativity - Studio Visit to Charles Hadcock Studio & Panel Discussion
in association with The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS), Thursday 27 April, 3-6pm

with Charles Hadcock, John Grayson, Hugh Miller, Jamie Holman & Claire Mander (Host) in association with The Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS)

How do you finance the creation of new work & what does success look like? This question goes beyond bank accounts and 'gnaws at the core of what it means to pursue a career in the creative industries.' Often the creative has a definition of success connected with the aspiration to produce better work for an audience and clients that they have identified and respect. We look at the ways and strategies four artists and makers at different stages in their careers (and across disciplines), find ways to make work in a time when funding opportunities are diminished for the creative practitioner. More information

Address/Location: Roach Bridge Mill, Roach Road, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UB
includes minibus transfer from/to Blackburn & Preston Train Station - to book email emg@creativelancashire.org

Time/Date: 3-6pm, Thursday 27 April

Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/hGCxjRDWNo42

Details of the event: Studio visit & Panel - light refreshments served



WEDNESDAY 3 MAY

EVENT TITLE: Masterclass in Making: Dave Kirkwood, Hamish Muir & Jane Foster - What makes the makers? - Wednesday 3 May, 2-4pm

Details of the event: Masterclass in Making Roundtable

An opportunity to get up close with leading creative practitioners in this intimate round table discussions bringing together designers, makers, students businesses and anyone interested in the creative process. More information

Address/Location: University Centre Blackburn College (UCBC), University Close, Blackburn BB2 1LH

Time/Date: 2-4pm, Wednesday 3 May

Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/B5RMcgiGyES2

Tickets: By Invitation – A number of places will be made available to students & relevant creative practitioners.
To request a place contact: emg@creativelancashire.org


EVENT TITLE: Conversations in Creativity - Craig Oldham, Hamish Muir & Jane Foster with Dave Kirkwood (Host) - Wednesday 3 May, 6.30-8.30pm

Details of the event: A stellar panel of designer-makers discuss their inspirations and importance of self-initiated projects in their creative practice. More information

Address/Location: Blackburn Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA

Time/Date: 6.30-8.30pm, Wednesday 3 May

Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/95bp4AkkZhA2

Tickets: £6 / £4 Concessions & Creative Lancashire/Creative Industries Federation/D&AD members



THURSDAY 4 MAY

EVENT TITLE: Business Innovation for Growth (BIG): Purposeful Practice - Simon Bolton (Professor of Innovation, Edhe Hill University) with Lesley Gulliver (Design Council & Engine Room) and Paul Sohi (Product Designer, Autodesk) - 11am-1pm, Thursday 4 May

Details of the event: The session will examine role of design thinking in driving innovative manufacturing through an examination of case studies including Nike and Plumen. More information

Address/Location: Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Museum St, Blackburn, BB1 7AJ

Time/Date: 11am-1pm, Thursday 4 May

Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/irWFuuZ3dkH2

Tickets: £6 / £4 Concessions & Creative Lancashire/Creative Industries Federation/members



EVENT TITLE: Conversations in Creativity: Nicolas Roope, Claire Norcross & Samuel Wilkinson – Host Alice Rawsthorn - 6.30pm- 8.30pm, Thursday 4 May

Details of the event: Three of the most respected names in design discuss their collaboration with Plumen, one of the world's leading lighting company, and their own studio practice. More information

Hosted by Alice Rawsthorn who writes on design in the International New York Times and Frieze.

In association with D&AD

Address/Location: Blackburn Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA

Time/Date: 6.30-8.30pm, Thursday 4 May

Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/95bp4AkkZhA2

Tickets: £6 / £4 Concessions & Creative Lancashire/Creative Industries Federation/D&AD members



EVENT TITLE: Little Business – BIG Ideas/The Business of Making - Friday 5 May, 11am-1pm

with Daniel Charny (Fixperts/From Now On) Fi Scott (Make Works), Jim Rhodes/Barney Mason (Made by Those), & Nicolas Roope (Plumen). More information

Details of the event: We offer a glimpse into what the future could be through case studies of dynamic maker start-ups who demonstrate how creativity can help us imagine a different world.

Address/Location: Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Museum St, Blackburn, BB1 7AJ

Time/Date: 11am - 1pm, Friday 5 May

Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/irWFuuZ3dkH2

Tickets: £6 / £4 Concessions & Creative Lancashire/Creative Industries Federation/D&AD members


EVENT TITLE: BIG - Beyond the hype: the impact of the maker movement - Friday 5 May, 3-5pm

with Daniel Charny, Eddie Kirkby, Hannah Fox, Hannah Stewart (Host)

Details of the event: A panel of leading and influential figures connected to some of the initiatives and prjects in the maker space consider how the movement is slowly transforming into mainstream impact - sometimes in unexpected ways. The talk will provide real insights for policy/decision makers and those interested in making as a movement for social change. More information

Address/Location: Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Museum St, Blackburn, BB1 7AJ

Time/Date: 3-5pm, Friday 5 May

Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/irWFuuZ3dkH2

Tickets: £6 / £4 Concessions & Creative Lancashire/Creative Industries Federation members


THURSDAY 11 MAY

EVENT TITLE: How to sustain making in Lancashire: Facilitated and led by Jonathan Ball - Thursday 11 May

Details of the event: Post festival workshop to inform FOM 2018 and initiatives to sustain making in Lancashire - aimed at stakeholder, makers and festival partners and other relevant strategic stakeholders.

The outcome of the workshop will be a number of well-defined proposals for projects to support the ongoing legacy of both FoM and BIG in Lancashire. With a small amount of specialist design input post workshop the proposals will be suitable for pitching or tendering for development support or funding.

Jonathan Ball built his career on using the practice of human-centred design to help organisations achieve new levels of innovation. He began his career in product design, where he designed a diverse range of consumer products, from toys to toilet seats. All of Jonathan’s designs were manufactured and sold - success that he attributes to the human-centred design principles. As a Design Associate for Design Council he initiated the internationally recognised Design Atlas and is part of the team that led the creation and delivery of its coaching programmes. Clients, include manufacturing and service businesses, as well as the Home Office, BIS and Government Office for Science. Recent work includes three years as an independent Programme Director and Lead Instructor for LUMA Institute in Pittsburgh with clients that include McDonalds, Honeywell, Autodesk, Prudential and a leading broadcasting and media corporation, where he is developing an approach to creative decision-making.

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