Hello all, greetings from MakeFest Manor where we are all isolating right now. I have some unfortunate news to relate today but it’s not all sad so please stick with us. Here goes… It is with regret we have to announce our 2020 Liverpool MakeFest has been postponed.
“But why?!” you may ask. Well unless you’ve been under a rock for the past month you’ll have seen the current global crisis due to the COVID-19 virus and isolation rules. There is a very real chance this won’t be over by June and even so we can’t plan and book things in this uncertain climate. Liverpool Central Library (our wonderful venue) is currently closed to the public which puts a bit of a crimp in plans for our usual blockbuster crowds and fleet of makers doing their thing. We may well try to do something online instead but details of that are still up in the air. As soon as there is more I’ll be back to let you know of course. Don’t cry for us Argentina… we’ll be back!! Sing along if you like.
In the meantime there are loads of things you can do in isolation and we’re all keeping busy. Makers are always gonna make and in that vein we would like to highlight a special project you can get involved with to help the NHS and key workers by making 3d printed and laser cut masks.
Our friends at DOES Liverpool have been doing some excellent work and if you’d like to learn more about how you can help please check out the video below…
This is part of the larger 3DCROWD effort which has been reported by the BBC and others. You can read more there.
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So to sum up, please look after yourselves, be careful and sensible while isolating. We are all in this together and you are not alone. Things will get better and I would like to finish by repeating a quote often made by film critic Mark Kermode on BBC Radio 5…
“It will all be alright in the end… and if it’s not alright that’s because it’s not the end” so hang in there 🙂
Love to you all,
P.S – Despite the date (which I just noticed is April 1st). This isn’t an April Fool’s post, sorry 😉