Get your green on for family fun at Central Library

Liverpool MakeFest is the UK’s biggest FREE, ticketed ‘Maker’ event, a one-day hybrid technology, arts and craft festival where Makers from across the UK get together to share and show their projects to the public with the hope of enthusing the next generation of creative technologists and artists.

It’s a fun, buzzing, educational and often surprising day for the whole family that takes place in the unique and stunning setting of Liverpool Central Library. And what’s more, it’s all free!

Although this is general theme most years, the library team has decided to go large on the themes of sustainability and renewables.

Makers will be showcasing their creations and inspiring the next generations to put sustainability at the forefront of everything they do and demonstrate how they can find solutions to reach Net Zero and protect the planet through innovation and creative thinking.

Adults and children are encouraged to dress up as your favourite flower, plant or insect so ‘BEE’ creative!

The programme for the day includes the return of:

The fantastic Quantum Tech Club premiering their new displays, robots and robot design, Western Spiral Art make your own handmade wands and flowers, Neston High School Makerspace showing how they recycle plastic, 3D printed guitars, DoES Liverpool showcase, Liverpool Astronomical Society and their telescopes, a Giant Lego set up, Abscraft sustainable making and Creative Stich and Toy Hacker and many, many more .

For a full list of this year’s Makers please visit the MakeFest website.

And don’t forget the Ignite Talks on what life might be like in 2054….

New for this year:

  • Luma creations with two performances of Chio Chio, a puppet show with live music and a set made from recycled materials that explores the themes of environmental responsibility and diversity, identity and finding your own voice.
  • A showcase of technology and an exhibition of sustainable fashion made by students from the City of Liverpool College
  • The insect trail-spot the insects to the Botanicals Exhibition in the Hornby Library and enter our competition for some special booky prizes.
  • William Roscoe and the Liverbird leading us around the Butterfly Ball and Grasshoppers trail to the Botanicals exhibition with pop up shadow puppetry , performances and readings.
  • Exquisite Peach needle felting animals and sculptures from wool, natural fibres and found objects
    •  Julie Dodd with her recycled paper art
  • Dr Parrot Roboticist -Doctor of robotics Chris will show a range of raspberry Pi based electronics and Cortec Robotics with Robot Pi wars and a zombie shooting range to inspire and amaze and
  • And it wouldn’t be the same without the  return of Dalek Dominic… who is bringing a friend Davros! They will be patrolling the library so be very careful in case they spot you.

Grab free ticket here- it helps us show the support for the event and attract future funding to keep it free:

Liverpool Waterfront