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WE NEED YOU! Volunteer at Derby Mini Maker Faire

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The 4th annual Derby Mini Maker Faire at The Silk Mill, the site of the world’s first factory and the gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage site, returns on Saturday 24 October 2015.

This year is the biggest Faire yet – we are doubling in size with the addition of a brand new Maker Showcase Marquee outside on Cathedral Green. We need enthusiastic, friendly and hardworking volunteers to help us make this Maker Faire the most successful Faire yet!

Head over to our VOLUNTEER PAGE for all the information.

Call For Makers – OUT NOW!

IMG_2930We’re thrilled to be in the planning stages for the 4th Derby Mini Maker Faire at The Silk Mill, Derby.

We hope to make this year’s event even bigger and better than last year.
The 4th Derby Maker Faire will take place on Saturday 24 October 2015 – pop this is in your diary now!

So, for it to be an awesome event, we need some awesome makers!

We’re looking for makers, lots of makers – particularly local makers from Derby, Derbyshire and the East Midlands to help show we have the best makers in the world!

Please apply be Monday 31 August. To register your interest, please click here.


Maker Faire 2013 was a blast!

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Huge thanks from all at Derby Museums to our sponsors, partners and visitors to the 2nd Derby Mini-Maker Faire! We had over 1100 people through the doors of the newly refurbished Silk Mill ground floor and it was a real … Continue reading

2013 Derby Maker Faire planning underway – watch this space

We will shortly be announcing our ‘call for makers’ for the 2nd Derby Maker Faire, planned to coincide with Derbyshire Discovery Days on the 26 October 2013 – please put this date in your diaries! More information will be posted over the next 1-2 weeks, in the meantime you can remember all the great stuff that happened at the 2012 maker faire by watching Faruq Fayaz’s film here – or visit the Silk Mill Tumblr site here, where you can see pics and videos from visitors and collaborators by clicking Archive and viewing May and June 2012.