Curious creations, innovative design and quirky workshops come to Herne Hill with the return of the South London Maker Festival

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“The festival aims to celebrate creation, curiosity and creativity for all ages and levels of experience – we believe the only qualification needed to be a creator is the desire to create things.”

The South London Maker Festival returns this Saturday, after a two-year hiatus, and visitors have the opportunity to take part in a series of free design and technology workshops.

Visitors will build robotic arms out of cardboard, gawk at the pendulums of chaos, agonize over soldering irons and polish their origami at the free Herne Hill event.

As part of the Dulwich Festival Artists Open Day, the event will be held at Station Hall, above Herne Hill Station, Railton Road, on Saturday 14 May from 11am-5pm.

South London Makerspace, the organization behind the event, said: “The festival is about celebrating making, curiosity and creativity for all ages and levels of experience. We believe the only qualification needed to be a maker is the desire to make things.

Visitors will relive classic Dr Who monsters, with a ‘Creatures of Dr Who’ show-and-tell featuring a life-size Dalek.

There will also be animated presentations on 3D printing, laser cutting and an exploration of how robots interact and play.

Hands-on workshops include lessons in pottery, computer-controlled woodworking, hypnotic crafts called flextangles, and more.

There will also be a focus on light-emitting creations, immersive glow zones, colorful shadows, and jaw-dropping laser sound visualizations.

For those who live in homes cluttered with half-finished projects, why not bring one to the Electronics Hardware Jam, where electronics experts will help get it started again?

There will even be a mysteriously named “Inverted Panopticon,” which Makerspace says is “difficult to explain.”

South London Makerspace, based in the railway arches of the Bath Factory Estate, Norwood Road, was established in 2014 to “lower the barriers to high quality manufacturing”.

The South London Maker Festival runs from 11am to 5pm, Saturday May 14, at Station Hall, Railton Road, SE24 0JW.

Book your free tickets for the South London Maker Festival 2022: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-london-maker-festival-2022-tickets-332014814247

Find out what’s on offer as part of the Dulwich Festival Artist Open House: https://dulwichfestival.co.uk/artists-open-house/

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