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Make and Mend

It’s time to dip into your creative spirit, as Make and Mend Festival is back for 2021. After missing a year due to COVID, the annual festival will be reuniting crafters from the North East and beyond on the 12th September between 10am-5pm at its new home, Middlesbrough National Trust property, Ormesby Hall. Make and Mend 2021 features a curated list of pre-bookable workshops delivered by artists at the top of their craft game, demos from artists sharing their practice and process, creative taster drop ins, a Maker’s Market offering a range of craft kits, handmade gifts from indie businesses and well-being activities.

Tickets are available now; you can purchase a full day ticket for £40 or a half day ticket for £30, then organise your day by booking on to any workshops you fancy. You can choose to add more workshops later, subject to availability. All festival ticket holders also get access to a full week of virtual activity as part of the new Make & Mend Online Festival Experience. Across Saturday 11th - Saturday 18th September, the festival can continue at home with live zoom workshops, pre-recorded activities, patterns and makes to download and a virtual marketplace. You can purchase an online only ticket for £15 - this option is ideal for people unable to attend on the day, but who still want a splash of creative fun.

For full festival programme and tickets visit: www.makemendfestival.com.