It was with great sadness that I read that Maker Faire UK will not be coming back next year.
The venue Centre for Life in Newcastle has hosted the maker event since 2009 and was the very first venue to host a Maker Faire outside of the United States.
I’ve been a regular visitor and exhibitor since 2010 and enjoyed every moment of my time at it.
Fortunately, there are still plenty of other Mini Maker Faire’s in the UK and I’ll hopefully be visiting some of them next year instead.
So a final thank you to Maker Faire UK, to the people who organised it, to the exhibitors who showed off many great projects and to the many visitors who came to see what it was all about.
Here’s the message from Maker Faire UK web site:
In 2009, Life Science Centre brought Maker Faire to the UK and has hosted the country’s flagship event ever since. Over that time, the popularity of making activities in the UK has sky-rocketed.
Life is proud to have been pioneers in this growing Maker movement, but we feel the time is right to make a change and to bid a fond farewell to Maker Faire UK. Lovers of all things making needn’t fear, as we’re opening a new space in Life Science Centre dedicated to crafting, tinkering and creativity in the spring of 2019.