In three weeks time, we’ll be getting ready to welcome Makers to start setting up for Manchester’s first ever Mini Maker Faire. We’ve got leaflets going out to Makers so they can remind or inform friends, family colleagues or complete strangers. A Maker Information Pack is nearly ready and we’re still working on the fine details of where exactly everyone will be located.
Most people will be in the 1830 Warehouse. If you’ve been to MOSI before, this is where we’ve the FuturEverything art exhibition, the Culture Customising and Harley-Davidson exhibition and BodyWorlds. It’s where the Connecting Manchester Gallery is so you could pop in and see models used in The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the dressing gown worn by Jeremy Brett when he played Sherlock Holmes.
The top floor of the Warehouse will be the principal space that will be filled with Makers and their projects. Here are some photos of an older layout that help to convey the what the space is like. The Maker Pack will detail what you can do in this Grade 1 listed building.[caption id="attachment_1691" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This is the main stair and lift tower that will bring people into the midst of the concentration of Makers on the top floor.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1693" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Beams, pillars, floorboards and exposed brickwork of the 1830 Warehouse top floor[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1694" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Another angle showing floorboards, pillars and beams of the 1830 Warehouse[/caption]
Imagine this space filled with enthusiastic people; exhibiting, visiting, being inspired, scheming their next project. It’s going to be great.