We’re back!

Make:Shift is usually Wolverhampton’s Annual ideas festival, but Covid-19 put paid to us getting together last year, so we’ve come back bigger and better in 2021, with a two day festival of ideas and imagination.

Day 1 | Town Anywhere (Online)

Varennes Saturday 9 October, 10am – 5pm

Let us take you on a remarkable day of time travel, imagination, story telling and connection all from the comfort of your armchair as you join us in a virtual adventure.

Day 2 | Sharing City (In Person)

Sunday 10 October, 11am – 4pm

Meet us face to face at Gatis Community space as we explore the action we can all take to move towards being a Sharing City.

Find out more about MAKE:SHIFT

Day 1 | Sat 9 oct

Town Anywhere

As part of Make:Shift 2021, you are warmly invited to Town Anywhere, an all-day immersive online experience which you join from your home.

Date: Saturday 9 October
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Online

What to expect!

Join us for a remarkable day of time travel, imagining, storytelling and connection as we team up with our friends at CoLab Dudley. Expect a day that will take you on an adventure into the future, in a way that is playful, creative, connecting and fun, but will also help you think about the practical steps we need to take to make that future possible.

If you’re looking for one day in 2021 that will hugely deepen your understanding of what you do or can do in the place you care about, and how you can do it, you just found it.

Who can take part?

This adventure is open to anyone who lives, works or gets involved in things in Dudley borough or the city of Wolverhampton and is able to join an online event run using Zoom.

You might be someone who volunteers in a community group or does things in the place you live. You might work for the council, or perhaps you’re an artist. You might be a curious family looking for something interesting to take part in. You might be a student, a school pupil, or a grandparent.

FYI – this isn’t a drop-in activity; you will need to commit to attending for the whole day.

👉🏻 Book your place for Town Anywhere

Day 2 | sun 10 oct

Sharing City

Make:Shift is back, but this year it’s bigger and better than ever before. We will be safely convening at Gatis Community Space to experience inspiration, stimulating conversation and fantastic food.

Date: Sunday 10 October
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Gatis Community Space

What to expect!

If we’ve learnt one thing from the pandemic, it’s that communities matter. By pulling together over the past couple of years, we’ve been able to achieve extraordinary things together. But what if we could do more?

Make:Shift 2021 will focus on the power of sharing. We know that sharing has huge benefits for communities. It helps to bring us together. It helps to save us money. It helps to reduce our carbon footprint. But what are some of the practical ways that communities can unleash the power of sharing?

Wolverhampton for Everyone, Gatis Community Space and Eden Project Communities are working together to convene this in-person event. You can expect a sizzling array of national speakers alongside all the usual conversation and inspiration.

Together with the magic dust that you always bring, some of these sparks of creativity inevitably turn into things that will make a real difference to our city.

Who can take part?

Make:Shift is open to anyone living, working or wanting to get involved in Wolverhampton. If you’re passionate about Wolverhampton and wanting to make it an even better place, you’re not going to want to miss this unique event.

👉🏻 Book your place for Sharing City

We are excited to be working together with some of our favourite people at Make:Shift this year…