MAKE is excited to proclaim a new flagship Maker Faire will be bringing its one-of-a-kind brand of interactive show-and-tell to London in Summer 2015.
The gathering will join the Bay Area and New York Maker Faires as our largest events, and will help bring even more visibility to the engaged and active UK maker community.
It’s the first major Maker Faire to be produced outside of the US, but not the first in the UK. Maker Faire has been growing and gaining momentum there for the past five years with much support from the community and local Maker Faire organizers. Since arriving in 2009 by Maker Faire UK (organized by Newcastle upon Tyne’s Centre for Life), various community-organized Maker Faires in the UK have developed, including: Brighton Mini Maker Faire, Bristol Mini Maker Faire, Derby Mini Maker Faire, Dundee Mini Maker Faire, Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, Elephant & Castle Mini Maker, Manchester Mini Maker Faire, and Machynlleth Mini Maker Faire.
The London event is expected to draw 75,000 people, and will occur in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the new at Here East complex. The space, focused on creative- and digital-industry, features a 300,000 square foot innovation center, an 850,000 educational space, and a 1045 seat auditorium.
The announcement follows on the heels of a record year for Maker Faire events and attendance, with 530,000 attendees visiting 100 Faires around the globe in 2013.
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