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Festival of Stuff - Saturday Extravaganza

Public Events Festival of Stuff

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Saturday 6th July
13:00 — 17:00
Drop in, free & open to all

Celebrate the sheer joy of making and materials at the Festival of Stuff!

We're hosting a one-day, large-scale, drop-in and totally free street festival about making and materials.

Join the Institute of Making team for an afternoon filled to the brim with collaborative activities, interactive demonstrations, delectable making madness, free food and live music. Try throwing clay on a pottery wheel, experiment with casting metal, learn the tricks of the blacksmithing trade, explore the science of squishing, delve into the small but mighty world of super absorbent polymers and watch a 14-ton steam roller cruise a bespoke crushing catwalk. Plus, much, much more – you won’t want to miss it.

Be sure to save this spectacular date in your diary and sign up to our mailing list to receive festival updates and news.

The Institute of Making is an interdisciplinary research organisation, with a Materials Library and a multi-material workshop. Our aim is to provide all those interested in the made world with a creative home in which to contemplate all aspects of materials and their relationship to making.

Institute of Making events are free and open to all.

Date: Festival of Stuff takes place Saturday 6th July from 1-5pm

Event location

Institute of Making Stratford
UCL Marshgate Building
7 Sidings Street
E20 2AE
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We look forward to seeing you soon!