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MAKE LEWES FESTIVAL 2018

Make Lewes Festival returns for a fourth year this September with a fresh set of talks, symposia workshops and further events.

21st – 30th September 2018

Highlights include:

Launch event – Collaborative Conspiracies: Tongue and Groove and Algorithms – the Fred and Will Story

Sit-down vegetarian supper with special guest talks by designer makers Fred Baier and William Hardie. Tickets available HERE

Friday September 21st 18.30 prompt at Fitzroy House, Lewes BN7 2AD


Workshop mania

Our popular collaborative design & make workshops are happening again

Collaborative Collisions – September 22 to 23rd

Kinship IV – September 26 to 29th


Exhibition

Unplastics – an exhibition of local upcycled, re-used design artefacts, products and objects second, third or four thousandth time around.


Symposia

Over the second weekend two timely symposia

Building with Water: Water, Building, Architecture, Material Sources and the Future Symposium

Saturday September 29th, 13.30 – 18.00 Fitzroy House, Lewes, BN7 2AD

With speakers from Bangladesh, Iceland, Oxford, Kurdistani Iraq, Pevensey and London.

FutureScoping – On the future of Lewes’s cultural infrastructure provision: What do we want? What does Lewes need?

Sunday September 30th, 13.30 – 17.30, The Depot Cinema, Pinwell Rd, BN7 2JS

Plus a luminous roll call of further highlights (To be announced)


Further information on MLF 2018 symposia speakers

The invited speakers list below is provisional and subject to change

Building with Water

Ruhul Abdin, Paraa (Dhaka-London architectural studio) & Niklaus Graber curator of the international Bengal Stream Bangladeshi architecture exhibition. Talking about how water defines building culture across sea level Bangladesh

Richard Coutts – principal BACA Architects – leading UK specialist floating buildings studio

Clare Whistler – artist, poet, maker – founder and organiser of Rye Marshes Water Week Festival

Andri Snaer Magnasson –Icelandic poet and environmentalist whose Dreamland book and film activism was instrumental in turning his country against massive damming of central Highlands Iceland

Maggie Black – world water and sanitation authority and author of the Global Atlas of Water

Chamchamal Healing Garden for Victims of Torture and War Trauma,
Northern (Kurdistani) Iraq with Leon Radeljic from ZRS Architects/Engineers and Leif Hinrichson from the Jiyan Foundation

FutureScoping – Cultural Infrastructure Symposium

John Burrell, director BurrellFoleyFischer Architects, the architects of the Lewes Depot

Alison Grant; founder and director of Fitzroy House – Lewes’s latest cultural hub

Piers Taylor, Invisible Studio experimental architect, most recently on the participatory artists and makers Watchett Arts Hub.

Jess Steele, director Jericho Road, social and community development, led Hastings Pier community organisation

Cover image – Bengal Stream – Iwan Baan

MLF 2018 – Collaborative Conspiracies

MAKE LEWES FESTIVAL 2018 LAUNCH EVENT

Tongue and Groove and Algorithms – the Fred and Will Story

Sit-down vegetarian supper with special guest talks by designer makers Fred Baier and William Hardie.

Friday September 21st 18.30 prompt at Fitzroy House, Lewes BN7 2AD map

Tickets £22.50 (includes vegetarian mezze supper, cake and a complimentary drink) Pay bar available. Booking online through eventbrite.

Fred Baier is an internationally renowned furniture maker, who pioneered the use of computer aided design in furniture making in the 1980’s, and has been at the forefront of drawing together analogue and digital making in the decades since.

William Hardie, is well known in Lewes for Studio Hardie. Resolving seemingly impossible design challenges, William has become a familiar face on Amazing Space’s and other TV programmes. Less known is that years ago Fred and William worked together on a public art project leading to a long and creative friendship.

The pair will thread together their shared story during the course of the evening.

Collaborative Conspiracies is part of Make Lewes Festival 2018

Kinship IV

Kinship IV Design & Build Workshop

Make Lewes Festival’s fourth Kinship workshop co-led by William Hardie of Studio Hardie and Sally Daniels of tangentfield.

25th – 28th September, 10.00 – 18.00

Venue – Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land map and Studio Hardie Workshop map

Tickets* £95, Students £75.

This year’s Kinship IV will include a water theme. The Kinship team will work on the Lewes Railway Land nature reserve to arrive at a water influenced design relevant to the site.

Full brief available soon

For more information and to reserve a place email: info@makinglewes.org

If you are travelling from further afield, please see our list of accommodation options for staying in Lewes.

Kinship IV Design & Make Workshop is part of Make Lewes Festival 2018

Cover Image – Kinship III by Thomas Sale

Collaborative Collisions III

Improvisations with Southdowns Herdwick sheep wool, bicycle parts, and other found and rescued materials.

22 – 23rd September 10.00 – 17.00, Lewes Depot, Pinwell Rd, BN7 2JS map

MLF’s popular Collaborative Collisions returns after a year off, this year’s improvisational workshop draws together a diverse group of makers, crafts people, and designers to meet a design challenge integrating sheep wool, bicycle parts and other materials

This years Collaborative Colliders include:

Barbara Keal  – Felt Maker and artist

John Downie – Inventor and upcyclist

Fred Baier – Furniture Maker, fresh from his evening talk

Further Collaborative Colliders to be announced

Expect the unexpected

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Collaborative Collisions III is part of Make Lewes Festival 2018

Cover image: Kids participating in Collaborative Collisions II in 2016 – Photo: George Sinclair

Building with Water Symposium

Building with Water: Water, Building, Architecture, Material Sources and the Future Symposium

Saturday September 29th, 13.30 – 18.00 Fitzroy House, Lewes, BN7 2AD map

Tickets – £8.50 Concessions – £6.50

Tickets avaialble soon on Eventbrite

Featuring:

 Ruhul Abdin, Paraa (Dhaka-London architectural studio) & Niklaus Graber curator of the international Bengal Stream  Bangladeshi architecture exhibition. Talking about how water defines building culture across sea level Bangladesh

Richard Coutts – principal BACA Architects – leading UK specialist floating buildings studio

Clare Whistler – artist, poet, maker – founder and organiser of Rye Marshes Water Week Festival

Andri Snaer Magnasson –Icelandic poet and environmentalist whose Dreamland book and film activism was instrumental in stopping the massive damming of central Highlands Iceland

Maggie Black – world water and sanitation authority and author of the Global Atlas of Water

Chamchamal Healing Garden for Victims of Torture and War Trauma, Northern (Kurdistani) Iraq with Leon Radeljic from ZRS Architects/Engineers and Leif Hinrichson from the Jiyan Foundation 

Building with Water is part of Make Lewes Festival 2018 in association with Fourth Door

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Cover Image – Iwan Baan

 Buildng with Water is supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund

 

FutureScoping – Symposium

FutureScoping – On the future of Lewes’s cultural infrastructure provision: What do we want? What does Lewes need?

Sunday September 30th, 13.30 – 17.30, Depot Cinema, Pinwell Rd, BN7 2JS map

Tickets – £6.50 Concessions – £4.50

Tickets available soon on Eventbrite

Featuring

John Burrell, director BurrellFoleyFischer Architects, the architects of the Lewes Depot

Alison Grant; founder and director of Fitzroy House –  Lewes’s latest cultural hub

Piers Taylor, Invisible Studio experimental architect, most recently on the participatory artists and makers Watchett Arts Hub.

Jess Steele, director Jericho Road, social and community development, led Hastings Pier community organisation

Further speakers to be announced

FurureScoping is part of Make Lewes Festival 2018

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org