Makemore festival in Victoria Park showcases Britain’s endangered crafts like weaving and paper marbling
- Credit: Mike Massaro
A festival in Victoria Park brought together more than 100 artists, crafters, cooks and musicians to champion independent artists and save Britain’s endangered crafts.
Over four days hands-on workshops at Makemore gave people the chance to try out bee keeping wood carving, and candle making, as well as weaving, paper marbling and furniture making which are identified as under threat by the Heritage Crafts Association.
Co-founder James Cartwright said: “Our aim with Makemore is to inspire the public to try new skills and show them how easy it is to start making.
“I hope guests have seen how these successful entrepreneurs are making a career from their passion and maybe give it a go themselves.
“We also wanted to highlight how in 50 years many of our country’s traditional skills will be extinct, which would be a crying shame.”
You may also want to watch:
Modern makers exhibiting at the festival included Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animations, polish chandelier artist Karolina Merska and street artist Nathan Bowen.
The family friendly festival had a line-up of children’s entertainment and workshops every day from companies like the Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre.
- 1 Letter on LTN scheme in Stoke Newington
- 2 New free map reveals the best walking routes in Hackney and Islington
- 3 Residents' parking spaces removed for Church Street LTN
- 4 Hackney's pie and mash house son featured on MasterChef
- 5 Sadiq Khan warns of flood threat to Hackney from climate emergency
- 6 Hackney Half runners prepare for the fitness festival weekend
- 7 Still no justice for Hackney flat party stabbing victim Elyon Poku
- 8 Residents' thoughts on Stoke Newington Church Street LTN
- 9 Thousands oppose Stoke Newington Church Street bus gate
- 10 Two of the best boozers in Hackney, voted for by readers