With 2020 bringing the global outbreak of Covid-19 and impacting upon everyone’s day-to-day lives, we have had to change the way we run Halton MakeFest for 2021. Not to worry, we’ve still been able to put together a plan to build on the success of Halton MakeFest 2020, to try our best to guarantee Covid-19 does not stop us from putting on a great family event in 2021.
MakeFest 2021 will be moved to a series of virtual events, broadcast live via our website and social media platforms. This means that Makers will have an incredible opportunity to interact with people from around the world, who will be able to participate in Halton MakeFest creative activities for FREE.
MakeFest 2021 has been extended from a one day single event, to now run over 4 days. Each day will be split into 2 sessions, with every session dedicated to one Maker and the incredible creative activity you will showcase. The MakeFest 2021 week will start on Tuesday 16th February and run daily until Friday 19th February 2021.
How will MakeFest 2021 run?
Mako Create are going to set up a live streaming studio (think budget TV studio) in Halton. The studio will be set up to broadcast and record the various Maker sessions throughout the week.
Makers will be assigned a session date and time to attend the studio venue. The session will include an interview with you the Maker (what you do, where to find more information, etc) plus a Q&A with participants, then we will move on to live streaming your creative activity online. During the live stream there will be plenty of opportunities for you to interact with the participants, as they will complete the activity at home alongside your online instructions and demonstration.
All sessions will be recorded so they can be watched at any time online after the live stream, in an on-demand style, via website and social media platforms.
All the activities will be FREE and accessible via our website and social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube and twitch etc). We are looking for Makers who would like to deliver a creative activity which will last between 30 and 90 minutes.