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26-27 April 2014

A two day festival of hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors. Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP Tickets on sale now:

One weekend of wonders! Maker Faire UK is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth! It’s a two day family-friendly festival of invention and creativity, bringing together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe - people who love to make stuff and who want to share their passion with the public. At Maker Faire UK, you can explore and create with the Makers and enjoy playful installations, drop-in workshops and fascinating speakers. So whether you want to unleash your inner inventor, find out how science, technology, engineering and maths shape the world around you - or if you just fancy a great, hands-on day out, don’t miss Maker Faire UK.

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Expect amazing Makers, musicians, crafters and robots. Check out our website for details of the full programme:

A headline Maker: Philip K. Dick Android Science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick died in 1982 - but that won’t stop him coming to Life! Built by Hanson Robotics, using the latest artificial intelligence technology, this android is at the cutting edge of robotic technology. ‘Philip’ comes complete with hair, teeth and wrinkles. He can raise an eyebrow, smile and engage in conversation. This is one of the most advanced cognitive artificial intelligence projects in the world - and ‘Philip’ knows it!

Workshops Learn how to solder and make all kinds of amazing creations in hands-on workshops. Additional charges may apply.

Talks and Perfomances Be inspired by maker musicians, artists and incredible speakers including Cory Doctorow (editor of Boing Boing), Mitch Altman (hacker and inventor of TV-B-Gone) and Sarah Angliss (composer, performer and sound historian).

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Opening times and prices Saturday 26 April - 10.00am to 6.00pm Sunday 27 April - 10.00am to 5.00pm

One day ticket

Two day tickets

Adult Child (ages 2-17) Child (under 2) Concessions Family

Adult Child (ages 2-17) Child (under 2) Concessions Family

£8.95 £6.45 FREE £7.25 £24.10

£14.00 £9.50 FREE £11.00 £30.00

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Family tickets are for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children (under 2s come free). Only a limited number of weekend tickets are available. Life Annual Pass holders are eligible to a 10% discount on tickets. Buy online at, from Life Science Centre reception or call (0191) 243 8223 (Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm). As there’s so much going on at Maker Faire UK, Life Science Centre won’t be offering its usual programme. There will also be changes to our usual café menus and the packed lunch area will not be available. This event may not be suitable for very young children - we’re expecting big crowds and many of the craft activities will involve scissors, sharp implements and small components. You know your children best - all ages are welcome.

If you would like to hear about events and activities at Life, sign up to e-news by emailing For more information, visit or call (0191) 243 8210. Maker Faire UK is presented by the Life Science Centre and is sponsored by:

The MacRobert Trust

Maker Faire UK relies on the support of partners and friends. You know who you are! But in case you don’t, go to the Maker Faire UK Supporters page at The Centre for Life is a registered charity (no.1059607). All information correct at time of going to print. Programme is subject to change; please see our website for details.

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP (0191) 243 8210

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