The Forum building is filled with inspirational exhibitions, demonstrations, hands-on activities, conversation, talks and workshops, attracting large numbers of visitors and creating a vibrant, collaborative festival atmosphere.

Visitors engage with local crafts people, hobbyists and small businesses whose interests and expertise cover a variety of skills including embroidery, painting, knitting, printing, weaving, sketching, sewing, quilting, spinning, crochet, paper craft, cake craft, wood craft, paper craft and more.

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The Forum building is filled with inspirational exhibitions, demonstrations, hands-on activities, conversation, talks and workshops, attracting large numbers of visitors and creating a vibrant, collaborative festival atmosphere.

Visitors engage with local crafts people, hobbyists and small businesses whose interests and expertise cover a variety of skills including embroidery, painting, knitting, printing, weaving, sketching, sewing, quilting, spinning, crochet, paper craft, cake craft, wood craft, paper craft and more.

Who Benefits

Everyone. For the public the Norfolk Makers’ Festival provides a unique chance to have a go at new craft or develop existing skills in a friendly and non-pressured environment. The free exhibitions, demonstrations and activities are accessible and available to all. Evaluation shows that visitors appreciate the inspiration, encouragement and hands-on interactivity.

For our contributors this is an opportunity to raise the profile of their charities, organisations, schools, colleges and businesses both during the event and via the festival’s marketing platforms. Feedback from the last three years shows that involvement in this event leads to new bookings, new members and new friends.

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Do you want to be a part of the Norfolk Makers' Festival?

Are you passionate about creating? Do you want to share your craft with others? If so, you could be a contributor to the Norfolk Makers’ Festival.

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