For Immediate Release: Calling all Makers, submissions now open for London’s first Maker Faire returning November 2014. We are excited to officially open the 2014 Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire, Call for Makers looking for talented Makers, designers, crafters and artists to exhibit their projects at the Maker Faire. To take part, you will need to complete our Call for Makers form available on our website. http://makerfaireelephantandcastle.com/callformakers/ V&A + Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire Commission To celebrate the second year of Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire, V&A Digital Programmes have announced an open call for the commission of an interactive installation to be exhibited at the Maker Faire. http://makerfaireelephantandcastle.com/commission Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire The first ever Maker Faire in London is back, being held in Elephant & Castle on Saturday, 15th November 2014 at London College of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London (UAL). The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire will be open from 10:00–18:00 and is a day of family friendly making, learning, crafting, inventing and tinkering in the heart of London. Be inspired by Makers, designers, artists, crafters, engineers, scientists and technologists from across the capital. Entry is free to children (under 16) and students, there will be many opportunities to get hands on and make stuff! ……………………………………… Contact: Tom Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org Ben Stopher email@example.com
Images and Logos available: http://makerfaireelephantandcastle.com/media Website: http://makerfaireelephantandcastle.com Twitter: @MakerFaireEC http://twitter.com/MakerFaireEC Facebook: http://facebook.com/MakerFaireEC About London College of Communication London College of Communication (LCC) is a pioneering world leader in design and media education. The College works at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future. Our courses are known for being industry focused with students taught by an inspiring community of experienced academics, technical experts and leading specialist practitioners. LCC students are often commissioned to work on live briefs for major companies such as Nike, The National Trust, British Film Institute and Nokia. Graduates go on to lead and inform the creative industries of their generation. Generations of awardwinning photographers, filmmakers, screenwriters, journalists, broadcasters, designers, advertising and PR professionals have started their careers at LCC and today’s graduates continue to be highly sought after and win prestigious international awards. About Maker Faire Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a familyfriendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this
community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and communitydriven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world–including right here in London. Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire is independently organised and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.