Liverpool MakeFest 2018

Makers of all types showcasing science, technology, sound and music, art, crafts, creations, inventions and gadgets. Hands-on activities, ranging from coding to crafts!

Selected Partner Makers

The organisers and the team have engaged and supported the following projects and organisations, along with a variety of invited makers to develop #LivMF18.

Awesome Liverpool Gift Pitches

Every month, Awesome Liverpool gives away £500 to kick start an awesome project. At Make Fest we will have the pitches for this prize in public on the ground floor conference area!

Community reporters in action

Behind-the-scenes @ MakeFest

wehearttech C.I.C. will be working with a group of budding young media producers to create a behind-the-scenes documentary at this year’s Liverpool MakeFest. They’ll be snapping up pics of all the action, filming the day’s activities and capturing some impromptu interviews with makers, organisers and attendees throughout the day and editing these together into a […]

DOES Liverpool

DoES Liverpool – Co-working, workshop and event space

DoES is a co-working, workshop and event space in the heart of Liverpool.

Edge Hill University Geek Squad

Lights, Motors, Action! Children Coding the Future

Fab Lab Liverpool

The Digital Fabrication Laboratory is a physical space located in the School of Art and Design at LJMU and provides access for students, staff and partners to the tools and knowledge to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication to allow anyone to make almost anything


// Lasercut a Magic Detector // // Brand your campaign for the future world of work // // Respond to your ecology with IOT //

Gary Millar

Gary Millar is running a special business advice desk at Makefest on the ground floor from 11am for any makers and creatives who would like some business or intellectual property advice.

Ingite Liverpool

Ignite Liverpool

Ignite showcases Liverpool’s movers and shakers, creators, thinkers, tinkers, innovators and doers, makers and dreamers in a fast paced format designed to inspire.


e are a small team based in Liverpool, you may know us as the leaders of Liverpool Girl Geeks. We’re on a mission to decrease the gender imbalance in tech. We have set up InnovateHer to help us achieve this mission.

Introduction to eTextiles

A simple free workshop teaching people to bond or stitch an etextile circuit to light an LED with a coin battery. This will be done as a bracelet or a fabric sample and people can take away their finished work.

Little Sandbox

Little Sandbox is a tech club for kids based in Liverpool. We’ll be bringing some examples of work our members have made including robots and video games.

Code Club

Liverpool and Wirral Code Clubs

Come and have-a-go at a range of our Code Club projects. Help co-create an epic Scratch platform game, make your own HTML robot, get physical with BBC microbit badges and much more. Liverpool Code Clubs and Wirral Code Clubs are a series of fun, free volunteer-led library sessions for kids aged 8 – 13 where […]

Liverpool Book Art

Liverpool Book Art organises exhibitions, fairs and other activities related to artists’ books.

Made Invaders

MadeInvaders is a a live action computer game. 30 seconds of structured panic, as the players try to load nerf blasters, and hit the lighted targets as much as possible to see how many points they can score. Bragging rights for the day are on offer to the most successful player(s)!

micro:bit madness

Learn how we can use the micro:bit to create dazzling light shows, animations and games.

Spark Penketh

Spark Penketh

@SparkPenketh is the UK’s first makerspace within a state school at Penketh High School weaving maker education into our curriculum. We believe in providing students with diverse, rich learning environments.

The EduBlocks Project

EduBlocks is a companion to introduce Physical Computing and has been designed as an easy pathway to electronics and coding for children aged 7 and above.

Urban Workbench

Urban Workbench is a We Make Places project which invites local people to develop skills in basic joinery, DIY, furniture making, upcycling and construction, whilst growing their capacity to contribute to positive social activism.

Yarnbombing Central

We are a collection of groups who are interested in making art and spreading happiness using yarn.

We hope you enjoythe show!

Follow us on social media and through the hashtag #LivMF18.

Get free tickets to a friendly one day festival celebrating makers and maker culture.

30th June 2018, Liverpool Central Library.