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March 9, 2014 AT 3:25 pm

Maker Faire: major ‘geek-fest’ for London heralds fully connected UK @guardian @make @makerfaire @HereEast #makers

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Maker Faire: major ‘geek-fest’ for London heralds fully connected UK.

It is described as the greatest show (and tell) on Earth, a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Think Glastonbury meets TEDx and you get an idea. And now it’s coming here. An unashamed celebration of geekdom, Maker Faire is, according to its founders, “an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors”.

…Today, at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Maker Faire will announce that it is to open its third annual flagship fair, the first outside the US, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The event, which from next year will run in the summer holidays for up to four weeks, is expected to draw up to 75,000 people.

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