All set for the National Festival of Making – 12/13 May

by Eleanor Spensley

All set for the National Festival of Making – 12/13 May

 

Spiroflow is exhibiting [for the first time] at the forthcoming National Festival of Making, on 12-13 May in Blackburn, Lancs.

The unique event, now in its second year, aims to celebrate the ‘brilliant UK making industry from kitchen table makers to master manufacturers’. Taking over the streets of Blackburn with music, markets, street food, art, performance, tours, talks and above all, the weekend promises an eclectic mix of making experiences for everyone to enjoy.

At the event, Spiroflow will be located in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design and Maths) Pavilion, which is based in the Bus Depot, on Ainsworth Street. Featuring robotic Arms, 3D pens, LEGO bridge building challenges and a giant tetrahedron, this year’s STEAM Pavilion promises cutting-edge activities for everyone.

Rubbing shoulders with BAE and the Eric Wright Group, Spiroflow will be taking along their ‘infamous’ flexible screw conveyor (aka the Whirligig), together with some engineering challenges and prizes to keep budding young engineers entertained.

It will be a great 2-day experience, fitting in nicely with our STEM Ambassador activities this year and our ongoing commitment to young people development and learning.

Needless to say, if you are in Blackburn over the weekend of 12-13 May, please drop into the STEAM Pavilion and say hello.

 

To find out more about the event, follow: http://festivalofmaking.co.uk/events/steam-pavilion/