Making Big Feast Waves with Wavemaker by Sania MaqboolIn 2017, Appetite worked in partnership with community makerspace Wavemaker and members of Burslem Jubilee, a group that support refugees and asylum seekers living in Stoke-on-Trent, to come up with and create innovative and exciting ways of making The Big Feast 2017 look great.
One of the participants, Sania, tells us how she got on…
My name is Sania Maqbool, I’m 17 years old and I’ve been working with Wavemaker based at Mitchell Arts Centre over the last 3 weeks along with my two siblings Sahar and Haseeb. We have been working as part of a team to plan and organise site dressing for The Big Feast 2017. We have learnt lots of new skills such as how to create our own designs using Illustrator software as well as how to use a laser cutter and a 3D printer. Moreover, we have improved our confidence by working with other team members and established many beneficial skills such as time management, communication, self-management, planning and organising.
We are having an incredible experience during our time here. To be part of this project is amazing as working with Wavemaker is fascinating, exciting and fun. We all believe that we have become more inspired, creative and more imaginative.
Now we’re passionate to get involved in more activities like this project. It has been a truly pleasure for all of us to be part of it!
Big Feast '17 Maker
The Big Feast is part of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network, a group of festivals working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high-quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England.