Every weekend this month, Mega Maker Lab is even more action-packed. As well as exploring 5 creative zones with awesome activities to explore at your own pace, the weekends include demos, performances and mini-workshops in the Social Space.

At weekends in August, there’s even more on offer at Mega Maker Lab with pop-up shows from exciting partners and experts on hand for inspiration. We’ve got a maker-in-residence giving top tips for home makes, storytelling, tech demos, multi-sensory performances and more.

These shows are exclusive to weekend entry at Mega Maker Lab – check out the timetable below.

17 and 18 August

  • All day: Roald Dahl Book corner
  • All day: Children’s books and social space
  • 10.30am-10.40am, 2:30-2:40pm: Masterclass demo – get a sample of the masterclass of the day. Every Saturday and Sunday there’s different masterclasses to choose from which you can book onto at the check-in desk or in advance on our what’s on page. Sample what’s on offer before you decide to upgrade your ticket to the full hour session.
  • 11:00am – 11:40am, 1:00-1:40pm: Master storyteller Griot Chinyere leads a storytelling session where you can learn how to weave tales and unveil messages plus hear some of Griot’s own stories with Concoct-A-Tale.
  • 3:00-4:00pm: LEGO WeDo Tinkering session
  • 4:00pm: Make it Move! Open session explore making your own robots and other cool devices using free online resources that our maker-in-residence Brendon Hatcher will share. Plus discover Vorpal Hexapod and have a go steering it through an obstacle course.

24 and 25 August

  • All day: Roald Dahl Book corner
  • All day: Children’s books and social space
  • 10.30-10:40am, 2.30-2.40pm: Masterclass demo – get a sample of the masterclass of the day. Every Saturday and Sunday there’s different masterclasses to choose from which you can book onto at the check-in desk or in advance on our what’s on page. Sample what’s on offer before you decide to upgrade your ticket to the full hour session.
  • 11:00am-12:00pm, 3:00-4:00pm: The Firebird Lab with BitterSuite – join multi-sensory practitioners BitterSuite for mini performances and sensory workshops inspired by their recent project with Institute of Imagination – The Firebird Lab.

26 August – Bank Holiday Monday special 

  • All day: Roald Dahl Book corner
  • All day: Children’s books and social space
  • 110am – 12pm, 1-2pm and 3-4pm: Movement Warriors take over the Social Space for dance workshops with a difference. Movement Warriors use children’s natural physicality and energy and a gentle and accessible approach of suggested movements, rather than more formal dance routines, so everyone can get involved no matter what ability.

31 August

  • All day: Roald Dahl Book corner
  • All day: Children’s books and social space
  • 10.30am-10.40am, 12:30-12:40pm: Masterclass: Holographic Machines demo – get a sample of the masterclass of the day. Sample what’s on offer before you decide to upgrade your ticket to the full hour session.
  • 11:00-11:45am, 3:00-3:45pm: LEGO WeDo Tinkering session
  • 1:00 – 1:40am, 2:00-2:40pm: Master storyteller Griot Chinyere leads a storytelling session where you can learn how to weave tales and unveil messages plus hear some of Griot’s own stories with Concoct-A-Tale.
  • 4:00pm: Make it Move! Open session explore making your own robots and other cool devices using free online resources that our maker-in-residence Brendon Hatcher will share. Plus discover Vorpal Hexapod and have a go steering it through an obstacle course.

Book your weekender entry here.

Book Bank Holiday Monday entry here.

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