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MAKING IT: a three day celebration of craft and creativity

Photo: Claire Vine, Elsy&Vine

Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, Hampshire

A multi stranded celebration of making and creativity which takes place in Winchester and reveals how craft and the process of making is central to our everyday lives.

This event champions craft and making through activities, exhibitions, installations, workshops, talking about making, learning about making and a World café party. Making It is a celebration of craft and creativity. It will take participants into the mind of the maker, revealing the processes of making. Making It will helps us all to understand the value of hand-making and of individual creativity.

The Making It programme celebrates creativity. Alongside invited speakers, artists, makers, and a variety of participants the festival will demonstrate the central place of craft and making in our lives today.

With a different focus for each day the events are designed to engage with audiences through activity, participation and discourse. With specific events for makers, teachers, families and children Making It shows how craft is an important part of how we live and work.

The event aims to be all inclusive from academics to practitioners, for adults and children. The programme will include seminars and lectures to open current debates in craft practice, marketing and education. Other events show makers making, films, theatre and demonstrations.

Making It will bring together making and makers to establish new connections, to share ideas and simply enjoy talking, thinking and crafting.