A soldering worksop at Maker Faire,  Newcastle, 2010
A soldering worksop at Maker Faire, Newcastle, 2010


Brighton’s first Maker Faire

3 September 2011

Marvel at mind-boggling home-made creations from inventors, crafters, and hackers

Maker Faire — the sensationally popular fair for innovators, creators and inventors — is touching down in Brighton for the first time. Join this celebration of makers, crafters and inventors and interact with fascinating creations including home-spun robotics, garden shed inventions, synthesisers, circuit boards and the occasional fireball! Play with robots, learn to solder or make a musical instrument.

Brighton Mini Maker Faire
Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Lighthouse are delighted to be supporting Mini Maker Faire, a free family-friendly event where you can marvel at fabulous home-made creations made by the best inventors, hackers and DIY-ers from across the UK. You can even have a go at making something yourself.

Started in California in 2006, Maker Faire, supported by MAKE Magazine and O’Reilly Media, is the premier event for grassroots innovation. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faires inspired by the big Maker Faire, are now being popping up around the world.

Brighton’s Mini Maker Faire is not for profit, and organised by volunteers and the BuildBrighton group. It’s a showcase of all the best local creative talent and energy, and is a great day out for kids, families, or anyone who wants to learn how to make things, to be inspired or to meet other makers. There’ll be exhibitions and demonstrations, workshops where you can learn new skills, and make things to take away.

Date: Saturday 3rd September 2011

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Brighton Dome Foyer, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UG, UK

Mini Maker Faire is part of the PARN project (Physical and Alternate Reality Narratives) which designs, develops, creates, exhibits and analyses contemporary forms for storytelling in a pan-European context. PARN as well as Mini Maker Faire is made possible with the support of the Culture Programme (2007-2013) if the European Union.

Visit the website for more info:

Part of Brighton Digital Festival

2011 ACE EU Supported



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